Turkish Naval Forces has released 9 new NAVTEXs for firing training in the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Aegean(Adalar Denizi) Sea on 2-7 May 2021.
As part of the drills organized by the Turkish Navy, it released 9 new NAVTEX in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea. In the announcement made by the Turkish Naval Forces Department of Navigation, Hydrography and Oceanography, it was stated that shooting training will be conducted in the Navtex-declared areas by the Navy between May 2-7, 2021. NAVTEX advertisements were made from Samsun, Istanbul, Antalya and Izmir stations.
Russia will train shooting in the Eastern Mediterranean
Turkey announced NAVTEX (announcement to sailors) from Antalya station. In the published NAVTEX, the Turkish Naval Forces Hydrography and Oceanography Department announced that Russia’s shooting training places are within the Turkish continental shelf and that it was published from the authorized Antalya Station for the safety of seafarers.
The announcement made by the Department of Hydrography and Oceanography of the Turkish Navy is as follows:
“TURNHOS N/W : 0357/21
1. NAVWARN MA42-142/21 REFERENCING A REGION IN TURKISH NAVTEX SERVICE AREA TRANSMITTED BY AN UNAUTHORIZED STATION, RETRANSMITTED BY THE AUTHORIZED ANTALYA NAVTEX STATION FOR MARINERS’ SAFETY.
2. RUSSIAN FIRING EXERCISE, ON 04, 06, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 AND 27 MAY 21 FROM 0600Z TO 2100Z WILL TAKE PLACE IN AREA BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING COORDINATES:
35 40.00 N – 035 00.00 E
35 40.00 N – 035 20.00 E
34 40.00 N – 035 36.00 E
34 43.00 N – 034 40.00 E
3. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 272200Z MAY 21.”