Within the scope of the sea cleaning campaign launched on 8 June by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization within the framework of the Marmara Sea Action Plan, cleaning activities were started in 31 regions determined in Istanbul, Kocaeli, Bursa, Balıkesir, Çanakkale, Yalova and Tekirdağ.
235.2 cubic meters of mucilage was collected from the sea in 15 regions on the first day within the scope of the works to which the ships belonging to the Naval Forces Command contributed.
On the second day of the works, 156,6 cubic meters of mucilage (sea saliva) was cleaned with the collection system from the sea and land in 16 regions. It was stated that with 464.1 cubic meters collected on 11 June, a total of 1197.2 cubic meters of mucilage was cleared.
A committee will be established to investigate the effect of mucilage on ships.
Contributing to these studies, the Turkish Armed Forces has also implemented a new study within its own body.
The Naval Forces Command started a study in the shipyards to determine the possible effects of mucilage.
Technical committees were formed for the initiated study on whether mucilage affects the ships. The delegations continue their investigations at the Shipyard Command in Gölcük.
It is expected that the report to be created by the delegations will be submitted to the Ministry of National Defense and a course of action will be developed according to the report.