Black Sea

Erdoğan launches process of new gas pipeline construction

Erdoğan launches process of new gas pipeline construction

Today, Turkey started construction of a gas pipeline along the bottom of the Black Sea off the republic's coast, the start of construction was given by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. "We are very pleased that we have …

Turkey to begin laying pipelines for its Black Sea gas soon

Turkey to begin laying pipelines for its Black Sea gas soon

Turkey is set to lay the first pipes of the pipeline network that will transport the natural gas it had discovered in the Black Sea, as it aims to begin pumping the gas at the beginning of 2023. After crossing through the …

Free-floating naval mines reach shores of Romania and Turkey

Free-floating naval mines reach shores of Romania and Turkey

The International Maritime Organization has warned of the free-floating naval mines adrift in the Black Sea off Romania and Turkey as a result of the conflict in Ukraine and called for caution. "The [IMO] Secretariat has received …

NATO to return to Black Sea

NATO to return to Black Sea

NATO Naval forces do not plan to stay outside the Black Sea for a long time,  the commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command, British Vice Admiral Keith Blount said today. "Our plans are being reviewed …

Сolossal gas reserves featured in the Black Sea

Сolossal gas reserves featured in the Black Sea

Energy resources in the Black Sea are sufficient to cover the world's demand for natural gas for 45 years, the deputy head of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said …

Bucharest bans Russian ships from entering Romanian ports

Bucharest bans Russian ships from entering Romanian ports

Ships registered in the Russian Federation will no longer be able to stay in Romanian ports on the Black Sea or on the Danube, TVR reports, citing the country's naval department. The ban also applies to yachts and pleasure …

Moskva cruiser sank while being towed in storm

Moskva cruiser sank while being towed in storm

The Moskva missile cruiser sank while being towed amid storm because of hull damage sustained during the detonation of ammunition, Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday. "During the towing of the Moskva cruiser to the designation …

Fire breaks out onboard Moskva missile cruiser

Fire breaks out onboard Moskva missile cruiser

A fire and subsequent broadside munitions blast have done serious damage to the Moskva missile cruiser of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the crew was evacuated, the Russian defense ministry said on Thursday. "A fire onboard the …

Turkish authorities safely dispose of Black Sea mine

Turkish authorities safely dispose of Black Sea mine

Turkiye found and safely disposed of a sea mine off the Black Sea coast, the National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. The area was secured immediately after the mine was spotted by patrol aircraft off Kocaeli, and underwater …

Turkish Navy ups precautions over sea mines

Turkish Navy ups precautions over sea mines

The Turkish Naval Forces Command has ramped up precautionary efforts to find and defuse any stray sea mines, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense said. According to the statement shared along with related footage, maritime patrol …

Ankara reports no threat to shipping in the Black Sea

Ankara reports no threat to shipping in the Black Sea

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that there is no threat to navigation in the Black Sea after the discovery of drifting mines. "At the moment, there are no problems with shipping," Anadolu Agency quotes Akar as …

Turkey neutralizes mine detected in Black Sea

Turkey neutralizes mine detected in Black Sea

Turkish specialists successfully neutralized on Monday a mine discovered in the Black Sea near the border with Bulgaria, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense said in a statement. "Underwater defense teams neutralized the mine …

Black Sea coast drains to be cleared by 2024

Black Sea coast drains to be cleared by 2024

Work on the cleansing of wastewater on the Black Sea coast of the Kuban and Crimea will be completed by 2024, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin informed. "The level of wastewater cleansing on the Black Sea coast of …