ISTANBUL 

Turkey’s third drillship arrived in Tasucu, Mersin, a coastal city in the Mediterranean region of the country on Sunday, the country’s energy minister said.

Fatih Donmez said that the Turkish Petroleum Corporation took the ship into its inventory on Jan. 31 and it set off from the U.K.

“We named our 3rd drillship Kanuni. After 18 days of voyage, our ship entered Turkey’s Mediterranean coastal waters on March 13. Kanuni arrived Tasucu, Mersin this morning,” he said.

The vessel can extend to a depth of 11,400 meters and drill 3,000 meters underneath.

It was built in 2012 by Samsung

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