The Hellenic Navy issued a new navigation telex (Navtex) on Saturday, expanding its seismic survey coverage of hydrocarbon deposits off the coast of Crete. Casimerini first reported on Friday.
Research areas under the new Navtex by U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil Extending further south offshore of the Aegean island from the previous coordinates reserved on 7 November.
“According to the oldest NAVTEX, the research vessel Sanco Swift has towed a 12 km cable and since today, November 26, to the south-west of Crete, supported by the vessel Alexander 3, is conducting Expanding the scope of seismic research.Published.
Using the same Navtex, passing vessels are required to “keep a safe distance of 8 nautical miles from the stern, or else 3 nautical miles.”
Sanco Swift is a Norwegian exploration vessel leased by ExxonMobil to conduct surveys.
A request to expand the research area was submitted by ExxonMobil to the Greek Hydrocarbons and Energy Resources Management Company (EDEYEP).
Considered an indicator of the company’s interest, ExxonMobil now intends to conduct 2D seismic surveys over an area of 11,000 kilometers during the winter of 2022-23, against an initial target of 6,500 kilometers.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1198848/greece-issues-navtex-expanding-area-of-seismic-surveys-south-of-crete/ Greece issues Navtex to expand seismic surveys south of Crete