ExxonMobil vessel arrives in Cyprus

14 March 2018
818 Views

ExxonMobil research vessel “Ocean Investigator”, arrived in the port of Limassol on Wednesday morning. The ship will refuel and, after a scheduled safety check, will set sail for block 10 of the Cypriot EEZ where it will conduct underwater robot surveys.

So far, there are no indications of the presence of Turkish vessels in the region, although Turkey and the pseudo-state of Northern Cyprus have expressed the intention of blocking explorations in areas they consider disputed. The Turkish-Cypriot authorities demand that foreign companies should also request the permission of Northern Cyprus, something companies reject as they have signed agreements with the legitimate government of the Republic of Cyprus.

ExxonMobil’s other ship, “Med Surveyor”, remains off the coast of Haifa in Israel, and is expected to sail to Cyprus in the next few days to replace the “Ocean Investigator” in block 10 for environmental research. Nicosia has said it will continue its research plans, while Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides is expected to denounce Turkey’s actions to the UN Secretary-General with whom he will meet in Rome tomorrow.

You may be interested

Ankara blocks inspection of Turkish ship by German frigate in Libya (video)
SLIDE
shares30 views
SLIDE
shares30 views

Ankara blocks inspection of Turkish ship by German frigate in Libya (video)

makis - Nov 23, 2020

Ankara has prevented a German frigate, participating in the European Union’s “IRINI” mission, from inspecting a suspected Turkish cargo ship…

Biden Deputy Chief of Staff pushed “mandatory” firearm buybacks
WORLD
shares36 views
WORLD
shares36 views

Biden Deputy Chief of Staff pushed “mandatory” firearm buybacks

Panos - Nov 23, 2020

Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, would-be White House Deputy Chief of Staff for a Biden administration, managed Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke’s 2020 campaign and pushed…

The Greek island with the 235 Churches you must visit (drone video)
GREECE
shares47 views
GREECE
shares47 views

The Greek island with the 235 Churches you must visit (drone video)

Panos - Nov 23, 2020

Greece has been blessed to be sprinkled with hundreds of islands around its shores, with each offering visitors something unique.…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.