After the flood disaster in Sinop, Kastamonu and Bartın, the collection of logs that reached the sea and endangered the safety of sea navigation began by the General Directorate of Maritime Affairs under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.
Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, by the order of Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, by the General Directorate of Maritime Affairs, in the districts of Bozkurt in Kastamonu, Ayancık and Türkeli in Sinop, due to the flood disaster, the logs in the sawmills and warehouses reach the sea by being immersed in the sea and jeopardize the safety of navigation. announced that the cleanup operation has begun. In the statement made by the Ministry, it was informed that as of the first day, around 3 thousand logs were collected from the sea within the scope of the works started yesterday.
TROUBLES ARE RELEASED
In the written statement made by the ministry on the subject, it was noted that the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure issued warnings to the ships navigating in the region through Turkish radio and NAVTEX broadcasts, since the logs adversely affected the safety of navigation in the seas after the flood disaster. Stating that the problems in the transportation axes, which are urgently needed, were eliminated, it was reported that the pre-disaster mobility would largely return to normal once the seas were completely cleared of logs.
LOGS ARE CLEANED WITH A SPECIAL EQUIPMENT CONSISTING OF STEEL WIRES
In the statement, the logs found on the sea surface are collected with a cork and polyethylene cage pipe made of steel wires manufactured by a private company in Istanbul, 120 meters long and 3.5 meters deep, with a 40-centimeter eye opening, knitted with a terminal lock, to prevent it from sinking on the surface. It was stated that such a study was carried out for the first time with a system supported and used for the first time in the world.
CAN BE INCREASE IF NEEDED
In the statement, it was reported that 4 tugboats were allocated for the dredging of the sea surface of the said equipment, and it was stated that the collected log and wood materials were brought to the collection points belonging to the Forest Regional Enterprise and landed. In the statement, it was informed that around 3 thousand logs were collected as of the first day within the scope of the works that started yesterday morning, and it was underlined that the production of the system that performs the collection process continues in order to use it more according to the need.