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  • 15 April 2020
    Exploration & Production, Infrastructure

    Saipem’s Scarabeo 9 semi-submersible offshore drilling rig has crossed the Bosphorus Strait for the fourth time in its history.

  • 6 June 2017

    Vessel traffic in the Bosphorus Strait was briefly suspended on June 5 when a Malta-flagged general cargo vessel ran into trouble in the waterway. The 1986-built vessel Andre Michel 1 suffered an engine malfunction in the Garipce area of the Bosphorus shortly after noon local time. According to GAC, a salvage boat and tug were sent to assist the […]

  • 8 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Malta-flagged bulker Vitaspirit crashed into a historic building while underway in Istanbul’s Bosphorus strait.

  • 29 November 2016

    Traffıc in the Bosphorus Strait was briefly suspended yesterday following a minor collision between two bulk carriers around the Anadolu Hirasi, according to GAC. Namely, due to a rudder mulfunction on the 3,634 dwt bulk carrier Forward, the vessel collided with the 70,000 dwt bulker Wadi Alkarnak in the afternoon on November 28. GAC informed that the vessels […]

  • 8 December 2016

    The Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier Anna Smile experienced an engine malfunction around the Kurucesme area while it was transiting the Bosphorus Strait, according to GAC. At the time of the malfunction, the 225-meter long bulker was on its northbound transit in the area with a pilot on board. The costal safety tugs Kurtarma 6 and Kurtarma 8 were […]

  • 13 February 2018

    An LPG vessel experienced engine failure near the maiden tower at the entrance of Bosphorus yesterday.

  • 21 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The 52,980 dwt bulk carrier Star Harmony ran aground in the Bosphorus Strait in the area of Yeniköy, Istanbul, in the morning hours of December 21, according to data provided by GAC Turkey. Prior to the incident, the 189-metre bulk carrier, which was fully laden with corn, suffered an engine failure. Coastal safety tugs had been […]

  • 29 December 2011

    The Istanbul channel was closed in both directions on Wednesday since heavy fog reduced visibility thus tanker traffic through Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait, a key shipping channel for Russian oil, was delayed. Traffic disruptions affected six tankers scheduled to transit the Bosphorus on Wednesday but only one of them passed prior to the traffic closure. Weather […]

  • 14 March 2005

    MARITIME officials in Istanbul were struggling today to retrieve three LPG containers from the sea after they plunged into the Bosphorus Strait when the ship carrying them sank. Officials said the Bosphorus Strait was closed to maritime traffic after a roll-on-roll-off (ro-ro) vessel carrying seven liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) containers sank in the narrow waterway […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    A 177-meter bulk carrier ran aground at Umuryeri Point in the Bosphorus in the early hours of Wednesday, September 9, Turkey’s General Directorate of Coastal Safety reports. The Panama-flagged El Condor Pas was en route to the Port of Samsun on the Turkish Black Sea coast when it ran aground at around 5 am local time. The cause of the […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Four people were reported dead following a collision between a bulk carrier and a coastal safety boat at the southern entry to the Bosphorus waterway, according to GAC. The incident, which occurred at 8:40 a.m. (0540 GMT) today, resulted in the capsizing of the coastal safety boat, identified as Sahil Guvenlik 25. GAC added that the boat was being removed […]

  • 13 June 2005

    Maritime traffic in the Bosphorus Strait halted for an hour Sunday as some 1,000 boats carrying Turkish environmental activists clogged the narrow waterway in a demonstration against the passage of oil tankers, Anatolia news agency reported. The protesters brandished banners reading “Let’s join hands to protect the Bosphorus” and “I love Istanbul” as the boats […]

  • 25 August 2015

    Bosphorus Strait has been closed to marine traffic today after a general cargo ship lost propulsion and blocked the shipping lanes near the first bridge area, according to GAC. The 94-metre, Malta-flagged vessel M/V Lady Hayat suffered an engine malfunction while en route from Turkey’s Port of Tuzla to Novorossiysk, Russia. The VesselFinder positions the Lady Hayat off Istanbul, […]

  • 5 September 2006

    Following a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Greek and Bulgarian counterparts, the three countries announced that they have agreed to begin construction of a long-delayed oil pipeline that will link the Black Sea to the Aegean. An official agreement on the issue will be signed by the end of the year. The […]

  • 29 November 2006

    The Bosphorus Strait was closed to vessel traffic as a Russian-flagged cargo ship crashed against a construction pontoon in the Turkish city of Istanbul late on Tuesday , Xinhua news agency reports.

  • 31 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Songa Iridium, a ship that ran aground in the Bosphorus Strait on December 27, is now fully operational.

  • 1 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Bosphorus strait was closed to vessel traffic yesterday afternoon as the Greece-flagged oil tanker New Hellas experienced an engine malfunction around the Uskudar area, according to GAC Turkey. Namely, the waterway was closed around 5 pm local time when the 2001-built vessel suffered the failure during its northbound transit. The authorities deployed a coastal safety tug to assist and escort […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Infrastructure, Regulation & policy, Safety, Vessels

    A Greece-flagged crude oil carrier was towed to safety after sustaining mechanical problems on the Bosphorus on April 12.

  • 25 August 2015

    Bosphorus Strait has been closed to marine traffic today after a general cargo ship lost propulsion and blocked the shipping lanes near the first bridge area, according to GAC. The 94-metre, Malta-flagged vessel M/V Lady Hayat suffered an engine malfunction while en route from Turkey’s Port of Tuzla to Novorossiysk, Russia. The VesselFinder positions the Lady Hayat off Istanbul, […]

  • 28 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Alphaliner: Hapag-Lloyd Unveils UASC’s USD 4 Bn Debt Ahead of Hapag-Lloyd’s annual general meeting, the German company has revealed the financials of its merger partner Dubai-based UASC, which include the Arab carrier’s total financial debts of USD 4 billion as at the end of June 2016… Read More Bosphorus Strait to Close during Bridge Opening […]

  • 26 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Fire aboard Freedom of the Seas A fire broke out in a mechanical space on board Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Freedom of the Seas on Wednesday, as it was about to enter Falmouth, Jamaica…. Read more Egypt on High Alert ahead of Suez Canal Inauguration Egyptian authorities have raised the alert level to the maximum […]

  • 25 August 2016

    Vessel traffic in the Bosphorus Strait is scheduled to close tomorrow due to the opening of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, initially named the Third Bosphorus Bridge, according to data provided by Wilhelmsen Ship Agency. The closure in the shipping lane, which connects the Mediterranean with the Black Sea, would affect the traffic both ways until the bridge opening ceremony is […]