Department of Defense (MSB), In a post shared on his social media account, “The Underwater Defense Team (SAS) was quickly transferred to the scene of the incident after a civilian commercial vessel detected a mine-like object in the Bosphorus in the morning. An object like a mine has been secured and neutralized by the SAS team. Intentional intervention has begun. “Information is provided.
1 ⃣ On March 26, 2022, during the morning hours off the Bosphorus Strait, a landmine-like object was detected by a civilian commercial vessel and the Underwater Defense Team (SAS) was quickly transferred to the accident site.
— TR Department of Defense (@tcsavunma) March 26, 2022
Minister Akar: The mine was incapacitated by the SAS team
“The mine, which was determined to be of the old type as a result of the investigation, was incapacitated by the SAS team,” said Defense Minister Hulusi Akar. He said.
After the investigation, in response to AA reporter’s question about “mine-like objects found in the Bosphorus,” Akar said:
“In the morning time, I received information from a commercial vessel off the Bosphorus that” an object like a land mine was seen. ” Our troops were already conducting intensive patrols and missions in those areas. Our SAS team was soon moved to the area. The object in question was determined to be a land mine and moved to a safe location. As a result of the investigation, the landmine was deactivated by the SAS team, which was determined to be an old type, and the Russians and Ukrainian authorities on this matter. Our adjustments will continue. Necessary coordination with the Coast Guard and other related agencies and organizations, especially the Navy, for the safe continuation of maritime traffic. “The necessary steps have been taken. Maritime traffic will continue to be safe.” Our Navy’s floating and flying elements carefully track their activities and continue their work. “
The Bosphorus of Istanbul reopens and transports traffic
The Directorate General of Coastal Security has announced in its social media account that the Bosphorus Strait, which was closed to transport traffic in both directions for security reasons, has been opened.
After the discovery of land mines in the sea, the Bosphorus Strait was blocked from two-way traffic.
Minesweeping operations continue in the Bosphorus Strait
After the destruction of a mine that was determined to be of the old type as a result of investigation by the SAS team in the Bosphorus Strait, the mine hunting and scanning vessel TCG Akçakoca (M-268) of the Navy Command also participated in the search for other possible threats. Passed through the Bosphorus to do.
Seen from the citizens
On the other hand, objects like mines on the sea were recorded by citizens with mobile phone cameras.
Citizens who photographed the object in the image in question said, “A mine was seen in the waters of Turkey. It is currently moored and taking off. A Coast Guard boat has also arrived.” I can hear you saying.
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