Turkish cargo vessel was shot at by Greek coast guard

Turkish cargo vessel was shot at by Greek coast guard

The Greek coast guard Monday, a Turkish cargo ship fired upon orders ignored in order for an inspection in the port of Rhodes. With sixteen bullet holes in the hull, turned the Turkish boat back to Turkish waters. No one was injured, said the captain against the Turkish media.

Turkey condemned the “disproportionate” action by the Greek coast guard. “There is no justification for an unarmed merchant ship to shoot that cargo between two Turkish ports”, said the ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara.

“Our only consolation is that nobody has been killed or injured.”

The Greek coast guard let us know that they the cargo ship with the name ACT wanted to inspect because they evidence was that the drugs smuggled.

Greek waters

When the incident took place was the suspicious vessel in Greek territorial waters at about 3 nautical miles from the island of Rhodes. First there were shots across the bow given, then there was focused on the ship itself is shot.

Skipper Sami Kalkavan confirmed that the Greeks had been warned. Why he did not wanted to inspect it, he said. In the region be regularly ships inspected suspected of being migrants, transport of drugs, weapons and cigarettes smuggling.

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