Greece expands its seismic surveys and the Navy issued a new Navtex to locate hydrocarbon deposits south of Crete.
The new Navtex concerns the vessel Sanco Swift which is towing a 12km cable.
According to state broadcaster ERT, the research vessel will move even further south, in an area of Greek jurisdiction within the energy plots as they were carefully marked years ago.
Where required, Athens has already sought permission from states with marginal jurisdiction.
The new NAVTEX is issued two weeks after vessel Sanco Swift started surveys west and south-west off Crete.
The expansion of ExxonMobil’s seismic surveys in other areas south of Crete reveals the importance of the oil giant to accelerate and expand the surveys in order to bring closer the time of the first hydrocarbon test drilling, the state broadcaster noted.