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Some more trouble to report Friday in Turkish waters with the Gibraltar-flagged cargo ship MV Schillig running aground while transiting the Dardanelles strait.
Turkey’s General Directorate of Coastal Safety says that the 2,415 gross ton dry cargo ship ran aground on Friday at approximately 01:31 while heading south through the strait. A tugboat and Coast Guard vessel were on scene and no pollution has been reported, the agency said.
The grounding is the latest in a string of incidents involving commercial ships to hit Turkish waters in recent months, particularly the in the Bosphorus Strait and greater Turkish straits, including the Dardanelles. Here’s a list we’ve been compiling:
The Turkish straits – including the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles – collectively connect the Black Sea with the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas.
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