Black Sea

Gazprom sets global record in laying offshore gas lines

Russia's Gazprom set a new global record in laying offshore gas pipelines within the framework of the Turkish Stream project on August 26, the Russian gas holding said. The record of 6.27 km per day was set by the Pioneering Spirit …

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Swimming banned in Georgia due to 3-metre waves

The swimming has been forbidden in Georgia as there is a storm off the coast of the country, the Georgian Emergency Management Service wrote on its Facebook page. According to the source, there are red flags at all rescue towers, as a …

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Turkish Stream's nearshore works start in Kiyikoy

Nearshore trench works for the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project started on July 22 near the Turkish town of Kiyikoy, the South Stream Transport B.V Company that is conducting the offshore pipeline said. According to the …

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Comeback of South Stream?

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev expressed hope for direct gas supplies from Russia to this country via the Black Sea. Speaking at the meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, he called …

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NATO ships enter Black Sea

The ships of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2) entered the Black Sea, media reported. It is specified that the group includes frigates of the Navy of Spain, Turkey and Germany. Royal Navy warship HMS Duncan is flagship of …

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Georgian police finds body of a newborn on Batumi beach

Georgian policemen found the body of a newborn child thrown out by the sea on the shore of the resort city of Batumi (Adzharia), the First TV channel reports. According to the police, a child's neck was found to be damaged. The body …

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Angler caught in Adjara

A rare in the Black Sea predatory fish, the angler or Lophius piscatorius was caught in Adjara, the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia reports. The ministry specified that the angler could reach the shores of Georgia from the …

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Turkish Stream offshore section laid at 48%

Already 884 kilometers of pipes for the Turkish Stream gas pipeline's offshore section (84%) have been laid,  the project's operator said. According to the operator, date, 884 km, or about 48% of the …

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Turkey unveils route of Canal Istanbul project

The Turkish government unveiled the route of its planned new canal for Istanbul, which is an artificial sea-level waterway parallel to the Bosphorus that is to connect the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. The project, first announced by …

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US destroyer enters Ukraine's port of Odessa

US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney (DDG64) arrived at the Ukrainian Port of Odessa today, three days after entering the Black Sea. The destroyer is set to stay in Odessa until January 11 and will continue its Black …

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Today marks year since Tu-154 crash in Black Sea

Today marks a year since the Russian Defence Ministry's Tu-154 plane crashed in the Black Sea. Russian Investigative Committee's representative Svetlana Petrenko said that, according to all the data obtained during the …

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NATO and Georgia to discuss Black Sea security

Foreign Ministers of NATO and Georgia will discuss strengthening of their security cooperation in the Black Sea, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. A meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission will be held …

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Turkish Coast Guard team rescues Russian vessel crew

Turkish Coast Guard team rescued the crew of the Russian cargo ship today after the vessel issued an emergency call off the Black Sea coast. A helicopter crew plucked the six seamen from the vessel Nefterodoz 29, adrift by strong …

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