Vessel from Ukraine Grounded in Türkiye’s Bosphorus Strait

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A cargo vessel bound for Egypt from Ukraine ran aground at the southwestern gateway of Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on Tuesday, prompting authorities to suspend maritime traffic, reports China Daily.

About the incident

The 229-meter-long cargo ship ran aground near the Haydarpasa breakwater along the Asian shoreline due to a machine malfunctioning, the Directorate General of Coastal Safety said on X, formerly Twitter.

Traffic along the strait was temporarily halted in both directions while rescue boats and scuba divers converged on the site, said the directorate.

The Bosphorus Strait, which connects the Black Sea with the Marmara Sea, is one of the busiest waterways in the world.

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Source: China Daily