Turkey: First Drilling Vessel Underway

The first Turkish drilling vessel Fatih, which is transferred from Turkish as a "conqueror", set off to the Mediterranean to start explorating of the gas field there. According to the Marine Traffic website, the approximate time of the exploration vessel arrival to the destination is June 3th.

In his speech during the departure ceremony, Turkish minister of energy, Mr Berat Albayrak stated that the ship will make its first drilling at a depth of 2,600 meters not far from Antalya. According to the Minister, now Turkey has an opportunity to use its territorial waters of the Mediterranean Sea much more effectively.