Ship traffic on the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul suspended: sources

Istanbul, July 10 (SocialNews.XYZ) Shipping traffic on Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, one of the world’s busiest waterways, was suspended in both directions on Wednesday due to a tugboat breakdown, Turkey’s Coastal Safety Directorate General said.

The Directorate General of Coastal Security said on its website that traffic on both sides was suspended at 2:00 p.m. local time (11:00 GMT), Xinhua news agency reported.

In addition, Halk TV, citing the Tribeca shipping agency, reported a breakdown of a tugboat trying to tow a ship at the northern entrance to the Bosphorus in the Black Sea.

A technical failure prevented the tug from completing the towing process, which caused traffic disruptions in the northern part of the strait and affected maritime transport, it said.

According to the shipper, two additional tugboats have been dispatched to the area to resolve the issue. Repairs are currently underway.

Source: IANS

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