Minister Turhan: 'We can monitor all Turkish flagged ships by means of satellites'

turhan all the flags of the Turk flag can be monitored via satellites
turhan all the flags of the Turk flag can be monitored via satellites

Minister Turhan, Tekirdağ Marmaraereğlisi district of the National Maritime Safety and Emergency Response Center (UDEM) in his speech at the introductory meeting, the Peace Spring Operations in the north of Syria, Mehmetçik said he wanted to start by greeting.

The region of terrorism that Turkey's aim, terrorists Turhan said that to prevail by removing the peace and tranquility of being a swamp, "Because of our terrorists unity, our Ballad, our flag, homeland of our lives are the enemies." He said.

Turhan, who wished mercy to soldiers and civilians who were martyred in the operation, said: iy I wish patience and fortitude to our nation. Don't look at what some of you terrorists say. In the shadow of terrorism, there is no peace with the betrayers who feed the imperialists. These people are wrong in their words and in their essence. The essence is wrong, alienated from the essence, the essence of people who have lost this nation, this country does not come to no. Today, blessed Friday, together with the freedom of our nation, for the sake of the salvation of our homeland, let us pray to Mehmetçiklerler reveal.

“We have implemented many modern systems”

Minister Turhan, Turkey's 8 350 thousand kilometers of coastline and a bridge that was passed in maritime transport where the geographical feature.

Turkey's international oil shipments that road is located on one of the throat of the year, however, lies about 81 thousand ships Turhan striking revealed some risks, "the Ministry as looking at our sea, to improve the lives and property safety, the purpose of maritime accidents to reduce the risk and to protect the marine environment We carry out important works. In this context, we have implemented many modern systems with today's technology and we continue to do so. ”

Turhan stated that the Turkish Straits Ship Traffic Services, which was established to monitor and direct the sea traffic in an instant, has been serving for 16 for years.

“In addition, we have provided much safer marine traffic thanks to the Ship Traffic Services Systems covering the Izmit, Izmir, Mersin and Iskenderun Gulfs, which are home to intensive maritime traffic. All ships in the coast of Turkey with Automatic Identification System are able to watch 24 hours.

With these facilities, we have made significant progress in preventing marine accidents by increasing navigation safety and maritime safety. We can monitor all Turkish flagged ships, no matter where they are in the world via satellites. We can also trace foreign flagged ships up to a thousand nautical miles from our coasts. We use satellite information systems effectively in search and rescue activities and in prevention and detection of marine pollution. ”

“The move towards nationalization continues rapidly”

Minister Turhan, under the leadership of the government, the defense industry continued to move rapidly to the nationalization stressed.

Turhan underlined that they have accelerated the efforts towards the complete nationalization of satellite-assisted search and rescue systems in the coming years. We aim to establish an emergency response system. konu

Minister Turhan stated that they are in close cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization to prevent marine pollution through the system.

Reminding that the first step of the emergency response system is the Antalya Sea Pollution Emergency Response Training Center built in 2015, Turhan continued his speech as follows:

Bugün We are opening the National Maritime Safety and Emergency Response Center which is the second and most important step of the system today. UDEM, which is located in the northwest of Marmara Sea, which is the most risky region of our country in terms of ship traffic and has wide logistics facilities, will be the coordination and operation center in the major marine pollution.

In addition to this, trainings on preparation of marine pollution caused by petroleum and other harmful substances, implementation of exercises, testing and certification of equipment and materials used in the intervention, pollution modeling and sample analysis related to marine pollution and research and development activities within these subjects are carried out in UDEM. will be done. ”

“UDEM will be an important base for clean seas”

Turhan, UDEM, as well as being an internationally recognized training center, intensive oil transportation countries will be the center of attraction for the training of relevant personnel, he added.

Turhan stated that the center is designed as an international test center where both emergency response equipment and other maritime equipment can be tested thanks to its laboratory and floating test pool.

Im I believe that the work to be done here will have important results in a few years. Our General Directorate of Coastal Safety constitutes our strength in the field in these works. We will continue our coordinated efforts with the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization on environmental protection.

We will continue to do our best to preserve all environmental values ​​without compromising the availability and quality of resources that future generations will need. ”

Turhan, UDEM will be an important base for clean seas, he added.

The meeting, the Governor of Tekirdag Aziz Yildirim, Tekirdag Deputy Mustafa Yel, Rector of Namık Kemal University. Dr. Mümin Şahin, Durmuş Ünüvar, the General Director of Coastal Safety and the managers of the institutions attended.

Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan, then examined the application areas of UDEM.

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