The United States’ Nautilus explorer has been officially
assigned to help locate the missing pilots and the wreckage of a Turkish
aircraft which was shot down by Syria last week, daily Milliyet reported today.
The underwater vehicle, which has undergone four days of
preparation in Istanbul's Haydarpaşa harbor, is expected to arrive at the scene
in two and half days after departing today.
Turkey had been in contact with countries and
international companies that can search below a depth of 1,000 meters, which is
greater than the capability of the Navy’s present Çeşme boat, the official told
the Hürriyet Daily News yesterday.
The Nautilus became famous after locating the wreckage of
the Titanic in 1985.