Video: Freighter Breakdown Blocks Turkey's Bosphorus Strait
"Traffic has been stopped in both directions after a freighter heading to Romania broke down near Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge," the agency tweeted.
BRAVE KNIGHT isimli kuru yük gemisi, Gemi Trafik Hizmetleri Merkezimiz koordinasyonunda kılavuz kaptanımız, KURTARMA-8, KURTARMA-10 römorkörlerimiz ve KEGM-6 botumuz refakatinde Büyükdere Demir Sahası’na emniyetle demirletildi. @UABakanligi @akaraismailoglu @selimdursun06 pic.twitter.com/Z6PbwZC5K3— KEGM (@kiyiemniyet) January 16, 2022
In late December, the movement of ships through the Bosphorus was briefly suspended after a Usichem tanker transporting sunflower oil reported a malfunction while in the northern part of the strait. Prior to that, a crippled Ahmet Telli chemical tanker sailing under the Turkish flag broke down in the strait.