Turkey: Traffic suspended through the Bosphorus

A cargo ship and a coast guard vessel colided in the Istanbul Bosphorus
12:30, 17 August 2016

Turkey suspended traffic through the Bosphorus due to the collision of a cargo ship and a coast guard vessel.

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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.

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