Ships

Istanbul street named after Japanese officer who saved over 1000 Turks

The name of the commander of the Japanese ship Heimei Maru, which brought 1,012 Turkish soldiers captured by the Russians during World War I to Istanbul, has been given to a street in Beykoz district.
Lieutenant-Colonel Yukichi Tsumura refused to hand over the Turkish prisoners to the Greek soldiers who had blocked the Japanese ship in the Aegean Sea.

Turkey procures its third drillship: Report

State-run Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) has added another drilling vessel to its fleet for $37.5 million, according to a prominent Turkish maritime publication.

Sertao, moored at Port Talbot in Britain for two years, was acquired by TPAO in an auction, Istanbul-based Denizcilik Dergisi (Maritime Magazine) reported on Feb. 8.

Greece, US and France hold joint military drills

French amphibious assault ship Dixmude, which serves as a helicopter carrier, is seen through the yawning hatch of a Hellenic Army Chinook after takeoff during a joint Greek-US-French military exercise on the Aegean island of Skyros on Friday. Troops were simulating the operation of recapturing a Greek island from enemy forces.

Cruise Ship with 6,000 Passengers Blocked in Italy because of Two People with Coronavirus Symptoms

The Costa Crociere cruise ship carrying about 6,000 passengers was blocked at the port of Civitavecchia (about 100 km south of Rome) after two patients from Hong Kong showed symptomes of infectious disease. The tourists have been found to have fever and respiratory problems.

French Navy helicopter carrier docks at Piraeus

A man walks past a French Navy helicopter carrier at the port of Piraeus on Monday. The Dixmude amphibious assault ship will take part in a Hellenic Armed Forces exercise called "Alexander the Great," which began on Monday. Speaking to the press on the ship, French Ambassador to Athens Patrick Maisonnave said that both countries want to strengthen defense ties further.

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