Hellenic Navy to conduct inquiry into incident with Turkish vessel off Lesvos

The Hellenic Navy will conduct a formal administrative inquiry into an incident involving a Turkish merchant vessel southeast of Lesvos island early on Friday.

The Turkish-flagged “Karmate” entered Greece’s territorial waters and after nudging the Greek navy’s gunboat “Armatolos” continued to the Turkish coast, ignoring radio calls to stop. The navy said there were no casualties, serious damage or leaked fuel.

Later in the day, Reuters reported that the Turkish Ministry of Transport stated, “We have received information that there is no threat of sinkage, death, casualties or environmental pollution.”

Source ANA-MPA
You might also like

Comments

The Greek Observer considers that every reader has the right to express their opinions freely. However, we explicitly emphasize that The Greek Observers’ editorial team does not adopt user opinions. Please express your opinions in a decent manner. Comments that include, insults will be deleted by the team and the users will be banned from commenting.