Turkey suspended traffic through the Bosphorus due to the collision of a cargo ship and a coast guard vessel.
A coast guard boat capsized in the Bosphorus, in Istanbul city’s Fatih district on Wednesday, according to Anadolu citing Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin.
Sahin said that the boat crashed into a cargo carrier. The incident occurred at 8:40 a.m. After search-and-rescue operation, six people were taken to hospital with various injuries.
The cargo ship was heading for the Black Sea under the flag of the Cook Islands. As a result of the collision, capsizing of the coast guard vessel occurred.