Traffic in the Bosphorus was suspended at 08.40 hours local time today (17 August) following a collision between a bulk carrier and a coastal safety boat at the southern entry to the waterway.
The coastal safety boat capsized and is being removed to a safety zone by tugs. As at 09.50, the waterway was still closed.
Search & Rescue operations have been completed and four persons on the coastal safety boat “Sahil Guvenlik 25” reported dead. The Bosphorus remains closed.
Traffic in the Bosphorus scheduled to resume at 14.30 hours for Northbound vessels, at which time the towage and pilotage service will also re-commence.