Turkey purchases fourth drill ship: Energy minister
Fourth drill ship with seventh-generation advanced technology has maximum operating depth of 3,600 meters
Turkey has added a fourth drill ship to its fleet of other vessels that include the Fatih, Yavuz and Kanuni, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez announced on Wednesday.
In a shared infographic on his Twitter account, he said the new 238-meter-long and 42-meter-wide (781 feet long and 138 ft. wide) ship weighs 68,000 gross tons and has a maximum drilling depth of 12,200 meters (40,026 feet).
The vessel, with seventh-generation advanced technology, has a maximum operating depth of 3,600 meters (11,811 ft.), a tower height of 104 meters (341 ft.) and a crew capacity of 200.
Turkey currently operates in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea with three drill ships and two seismic vessels.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.