With instead of Navtex, which was issued by the Heraklion station of the Hydrographic Service of the Navy, Athens answers, in Ankara's provocative announcement of seismic survey south of Kastelorizo……..
Heraklion station announces that Antalya station does not have the jurisdiction to issue Navtex for the specific area. And secondly, he points out that the area that is being occupied refers to illegal activity and in fact to an area that covers the Greek continental shelf.. In fact, the sailors are called to ignore the Turkish Navtex.
Navtex in English:
100640 AUG 20
IRAKLEIO STATION NAVWARN 455/20
SOUTHEAST CRETAN SEA
1. UNAUTHORIZED STATION HAS BROADCAST NAVTEX
MESSAGE NUMBER FA26-1024/20 IN HELLENIC NAVTEX
SERVICE AREA, REFFERING TO UNAUTHORIZED AND
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY IN AN AREA THAT OVERLAPS THE
GREEK CONTINENTAL SHELF.
IRAKLEIO NAVTEX STATION HAS THE AUTHORITY TO
BROADCAST NAVTEX MESSAGES IN THE AREA.
2. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO DISREGARD NAVTEX
MESSAGE NUMBER FA26-1024/20.
3. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 232059 UTC AUG 20.