The ship under the Turkish flag tried to prevent the movement of drilling rigs «Chernomorneftegaz» in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation, announced on 14 December representatives of the company to the Agency TASS.
«On the route of the caravan of vessels with towed object appeared unidentified merchant ship under the Turkish flag. Acting in violation of the international regulations for preventing collisions at sea and generally accepted norms of Maritime navigation, a Turkish vessel has not given way to the caravan, reaching cross the course, and attempted to stop on the way to its destination, than deliberately created an emergency situation. In radio communication with vessels escort the captain of Turkish ship had entered, not answering the call,» reads the official statement of «Chernomorneftegaz».
Patrol boat of the Border service of FSB of the Russian Federation and missile boat of black sea fleet forced the ship to change course, reports RIA Novosti.
«Two drilling rigs belonging to the state unitary enterprise «Chernomorneftegaz», due to the difficult international situation have been moved to the Odessa gas field in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation», – is spoken in the message of RIAN.
The Turkish side has not yet commented on the incident.