Posted: 25.05.2022 17:05:00

Romania, Turkey detect mines floating off coast

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has warned for caution since sea mines floating in the Black Sea as a result of the conflict in Ukraine have been detected off the coasts of Romania and Turkey, TASS reports


According to IMO, the mines pose ‘a serious and direct threat’ to the safety of ships and crews working in the region.

"Vessels should navigate with special care in the Black Sea, including close to the coastal states," the organisation stressed, adding that it is in close contact ‘with all key players in the region and contributes to attempts to solve security problems’ in the current situation.