Turkey: Navigation suspended in the Bosphorus Strait due to the malfunction of a cargo ship

28 September, 2022
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Turkey: Navigation suspended in the Bosphorus Strait due to the malfunction of a cargo ship

The Turkish Coast Guard announced today, Wednesday, the temporary suspension of navigation in the Bosphorus Strait, due to the disruption of a cargo ship bound for Russia.


The Turkish Coast Guard said, in a statement, that "the tugs were immediately sent to the site of the breakdown of the 190-meter-long VIVA ECLIPSE dry cargo ship, as a failure occurred in the ship's rudder," noting that "the ship was heading from Istanbul to Russia while it was empty." It crashed in the Bosphorus Strait.


  "Traffic along the strait has been temporarily stopped," the statement added.

It connects the Bosphorus Strait, between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, and is considered, along with the Dardanelles Strait, the southern border between Asia and Europe, and its length is about 30 kilometers, and its width varies between 550 and 3000 meters.


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