25 Sep 2016 2 Comments
Here are the photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, in last 7 days:
The list of the foreign warships, passed through Istanbul Strait is here.
9 Sep 2016 1 Comment
Turkish Coast Guard announced that, they have helped a boat drifting off the Coast of Antalya.
This boat was QC-711 one of the ARES 75 type boats constructed by ARES shipyard for Qatari Coast Guard. According to the Turkish Coast Guard press release, QC-711 had a malfunction during the builders trials and lost all power. Thus Turkish Coast Guard boat TCSG-70 was dispatched to tow the distressed boat back to the shipyard.
9 Sep 2016 1 Comment
This week between 5th and 8th September 2016, Turkish Navy conducted an unannounced exercise in the Black Sea.
During the week several Turkish warships of different types and some tugs towing practice targets were observed passing through Istanbul.
Interestingly there was no official statement from Turkish Naval Forces or from Turkish General Staff about the exercise. Since some of these passages were during the night, the exact number of the participating warships remains elusive.
Here is the list of the warships seen during the week:
|A-577||TCG Sokullu Mehmet Paşa||Tender|
|A-579||TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasanpaşa||Tender|
|A-595||TCG Yarbay Kudret Güngör||Tanker|
|P-333||TCG Tufan||Fast attack craft|
|P-336||TCG Zıpkın||Fast attack craft|
|P-337||TCG Atak||Fast attack craft|
9 Sep 2016 Leave a comment
Turkish Gabya class frigate TCG Gelibolu made a passing exercise in Eastern Mediterranean with the Japanese Training Fleet.
According to the official statement various maneuvers, training and drills were performed, personnel was exchanged between the ships. It is said the exercise has contributed to the development of interoperability and cooperation between Turkey and the Japanese Navy.
30 Aug 2016 2 Comments
On 20 August 2016, Aydın class mine hunter TCG Akçakoca entered Georgian waters for a sad mission.
According to Agenda.ge, Corporal Iago Sharadze and First Class Private Giorgi Nanetashvili were taking part in dive training on August 16 but failed to surface after the planned dive, which took place off the coast of Gonio in the Black Sea. The men’s bodies have not yet been found but they are presumed dead.
As a mine hunter TCG Akçakoca has the suitable equipment on board, to find small objects underwater. Thus sending her for search of the bodies of the Georgian soldiers was very appropriate. According to initial news, she was to stay in Georgia for 3 days. I could not find any news whether she has returned or not.
Georgian Defence Minister Levan Izoria visited the TCG Akçakoca.
“I met with the crew of the Turkish vessel. They are highly skilled and professional specialists. The vessel is equipped with high technology and modern rescue capabilities which makes possible to conduct the operation effectively. Readiness is huge. They intend to stay for three days. Thus, in case of necessity the rescue operation will continue”, said Minister of Defence Levan Izoria.
18 Aug 2016 1 Comment
It is a joy to see one ATR-72 60 ASW plane in the air at last. It has been 11 years since the contract was signed.
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