SIMFEROPOL, December 14. The FSB border service in Crimea denied information Chernomorneftegaz about the incident with the Turkish ship, which allegedly did not give the path to the caravan company. As reported TASS the press service of the Ministry, any attempt to stop Russian ships or to prevent them was not.
Drilling rigs in the Black sea towed to the Crimea because of terrorist threats
“After the communication of the Turkish vessel on the recommendation of ship of the black sea fleet and to ensure the safety of navigation changed its course and separated safely with a caravan. The distance discrepancy was more than 2 nautical miles. Attempts to stop and any way to prevent the towing of the drilling rig of the Turkish ship did not take” – said the press service.
In the border Service confirmed that Turkish ship a while was on the route of the caravan, moving “with constant course and speed.” “In order to ensure the safety of towing the commander began to call the Turkish vessel on bond. The ship on the link does not go to the point of attracting attention to filing pyrotechnic signals”, added the FSB.
Previously “Chernomorneftegaz” reported that the Turkish tanker broke existing instructions, not giving way to the caravan, which is towed in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation drilling rig. “He acted in violation of the naval instructions that the ship should yield the movement the caravan of ships and tugs. This vessel stopped in the course of the movements of our caravan”, – told reporters Director of the company Igor Shabanov.
Two drilling rigs (In-and 312-319) with a total value of over 25 billion roubles were towed at the end of November with the Odessa gas field to the coast of the Crimea because of the increased terrorist threat in international waters.
The incident in the Aegean sea
December 13, SC the Navy of Russia “sharp-witted” had the small-arms fire to drive away the Turkish boat in the Aegean sea, to prevent the collision.
The defense Ministry warned Ankara about the possible consequences of action against the Russian military
“Clever” was in 22 kilometres from the Greek island of Lemnos, North Aegean sea. At 09:03 Moscow time watch discovered at a distance of about 1 km Turkish ship approaching the anchored Navy ship from the starboard side. The boat has been out of radio contact with Russian sailors and did not respond to the special visual signals of the luminous semaphore and signal rockets.
“When approaching the Turkish Seiners with the Russian escort ship at a distance of about 600 meters, in order to prevent collisions of ships, while moving on the Turkish ship at a distance of a guaranteed neoregelia was applied to small arms, – said the Agency. – Immediately after that, the Turkish vessel changed her course and not leave the contact with the Russian crew, continued to move past SK “Clever” at a distance of 540 metres.”