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Greece on alert due to 120 Turkish fishing vessels crossing Aegean Sea

Greece’s Coast Guard and the Navy are closely monitoring the movement of some 120 Turkish fishing vessels sailing through the Aegean Sea.

The vessels have reportedly gather in the Dardanelles on Friday and are moving towards the Libyan Sea.

The fleet is sailing through international water in the northern Aegean Sea.

via marinetraffic

According to local media, some 27 fishing vessels had exited the Dardanelles Straits on Friday, with 23 of them to be moving between the islands of Limnos and Samothraki and four to be around Farmakonisi.

Greek authorities are closing monitoring the situation especially after the incident beginning of the week, where Turkish fishing vessels found refuge in Greek territorial waters off the island of Mykonos due to strong winds and rough sea.

Citing sources of the Shipping Ministry, daily ethnos notes that it is not the first time that such a large number of Turkish fishing vessels sailing in the Aegean, as Turkish laws prohibit fishing in Turkish territorial waters from April 15th to July 15th.

Sources from the Ministry of National Defense noted that they are monitoring the movements considering that this may be a move by Ankara, in order to test the speed of  Athens’ reaction.

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2 comments

  1. When you use the maps of MarineTraffic in your stories it would be nice if you cited the source, or at least did not cut out the logo.

    • keeptalkinggreece

      you’re right. However, this picture was originally copy pasted from local media to which we have linked. Nevertheless, we added a link to marinetraffic.