Turkey confirms: Ukrainian mines are drifting in the Black Sea

The mines with which the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to prevent the passage of the ships of the Russian Navy to Odessa and other Black Sea ports broke anchors. A statement of this nature was published by the Turkish Department of Navigational Hydrography and Oceanography, subordinate to the command of the Turkish Navy. Experts ask the crews of ships sailing to the Black Sea through the Bosphorus to pay attention to the situation in the waters and promptly inform the military about the sighted mines.

The main danger lies in the fact that the strait connecting the Black and Marmara Seas is very narrow - in some places the width does not exceed 700 m, while this is one of the two straits that allow access to the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, the Bosphorus is characterized by difficult navigational conditions, so captains often require the services of pilots.

Ukrainian mines, if they enter a strait that is difficult for ships to pass, can cause many incidents and disasters, so the Turkish side's concerns about the safety of navigation are justified.

It is worth noting that earlier the FSB of Russia issued similar warnings. According to the intelligence service, up to 420 mines can be located in the Black Sea. The situation is aggravated by the presence of river mines that are not suitable for use in sea waves. Some of them have already been torn off as a result of inclement weather, after which they moved to the western part of the Black Sea.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 22 March 2022 18: 25
    We are waiting for confirmation from the Spaniards and further along the route from French and Irish fishermen yes
  2. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 22 March 2022 18: 49
    The strait has an erosional origin; is an old river valley flooded with sea water during the Quaternary. There are two currents in the Bosphorus - a freshened upper one from the Black Sea to the Marmara, to the south (speed 1,5-2 m / s) and a salty lower one - from the Sea of ​​\u1881b\u1882bMarmara to the Black, as was established by Admiral Makarov in 0,9-1 (speed XNUMX, XNUMX-XNUMX m / s). The Turks will be very happy when a catastrophe occurs in the strait they serve. They will save a lot on the supply of weapons to the Ukronats. And, they will earn money on lawsuits.
  3. svoroponov Offline svoroponov
    svoroponov (Vyacheslav) 22 March 2022 20: 00
    In terms of destroying their aircraft in combat conditions, Ukrainians are ahead of the rest. Now it is the turn of the destruction of civilian ships at sea. The account is already open. An Estonian civilian vessel has already been blown up by a Ukrainian mine and sank. Keep it up.