WATCH: Close Call in Bosphorus Strait – Containership Nearly Hits Land During Snowstorm

Mike Schuler
Total Views: 19
January 8, 2017

Check out this video sent into us showing a close call in Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait.

The video was filmed Saturday near the Tarabya Hotel, which sits on a point overlooking the busy Bosphorus Strait.

At one point the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits were closed Saturday to shipping traffic due to poor visibility as a snowstorm blew through the area.

The vessel in the video has been identified as the OOCL Novorossiysk. An AIS grab posted on Twitter shows how the ship strayed off course, but somehow was able to avoid running straight into land. 

Do you have more to add to this story? Email [email protected].

Back to Main