Maritime traffic suspended in Istanbul Strait as vessel runs aground

by Anadolu Agency


Maritime traffic in Istanbul Strait has been suspended after a cargo ship ran aground on Monday.

According to the General Directorate of Coastal Safety, rescue vessels were immediately dispatched to assist the 142-meter-long cargo ship, MKK-1, adding that the movement of vessels in the strait was suspended.

The Istanbul Governor’s Office stated that the Palau-flagged dry cargo ship, which was sailing from Ukraine to Istanbul, ran aground very close to shore in the Beykoz district at around 7.30 a.m. local time (0430GMT) due to a rudder failure.

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