Ships Collide In Busy Bosphorus Straits

Monday, January 22, 2001
A Turkish-flagged cargo ship sank on Sunday after colliding head-on with another vessel in the Bosphorus straits, the coast guard said. The stricken Kaptan Cavit's seven member crew was rescued after a collision with another Turkish-flagged cargo ship, the Nadya, at the Black Sea end of the straits early on Sunday, a coast guard spokesman in Istanbul said. The 1,175 dwt Kaptan Cavit had been en route to Bulgaria with 1,100 tons of wheat. The 914 dwt Nadya was carrying 480 tons of slag to the Turkish town of Izmit, the state-run Anatolian news agency said. The coast guard spokesman said the Nadya had suffered serious damage to its prow but did not appear to be in immediate danger of sinking. Investigators were still trying to determine what had caused the vessels to collide, he said. Collisions and shipwrecks are not uncommon in the Bosphorus, a narrow passage winding through Turkey's largest city and on which commercial vessels are guaranteed free passage during peacetime under the 1936 Montreux Treaty. - (Reuters)
Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

United States Submits Formal Plan for Paris Climate Talks

The United States on Tuesday formally submitted its climate change strategy to the United Nations, outlining domestic measures it is taking to achieve up to a 28

Palfinger Chooses NAMJet Waterjets

Netherlands-based Palfinger Boats has launched the first of two Damen-designed FRSQ 1200 fast-rescue/oil response vessels.   Built in Harderwijk, Netherlands,

EU to Ban Scrapping Ships on South Asian Beaches

Over 60 pct of ships scrapped on Asian beaches in 2014. Practice poses human risk, environmental dangers. New EU rules set high standards, but with loopholes. European,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1339 sec (7 req/sec)