Kathimerini Greece Newsroom
Turkey has purchased its third offshore drilling ship which will arrive in Turkey next month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, adding that the ship will begin operations in 2020.
Speaking to lawmakers from his ruling AK Party in Ankara, Erdogan said the new ship was an “ultra maritime drill ship” that can drill down to 11,400 meters, but did not specify where the ship would operate.
Following the 'Fatih' and 'Yavuz', the Turkish Petroleum Company (TRAO) has moved to purchase a third drillship, named 'Sertao', at a cost of $37.5 million, according to the Turkish news outfit 'Hurriyet'.
According to the paper, "despute international pressure, Turkey will also be sending the third drillship to the East Mediterranean."