Sunday, June 27, 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Turkish President Erdogan Vows to Begin Construction on Canal Istanbul
By Selcan Hacaoglu (Bloomberg) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the construction of a multi-billion dollar canal, an alternative to Istanbul’s Bosporus strait, will begin at the end of June as...
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Turkey Arrests Retired Admirals Who Defended Maritime Accord
(Reuters) – Turkey detained 10 retired admirals for signing a statement supporting an 85-year-old maritime accord, and President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the document went beyond freedom of expression...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Canal Istanbul: Choppy Waters For Turkey’s Latest Megaproject
By Sinan Ulgen (Bloomberg Opinion) –Could a new infrastructure project shape the future of Turkish politics? That is one of the questions surrounding Canal Istanbul, a plan to link the...
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Containership Runs Aground in Bosphorus Strait – Incident Video
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A foreign cargo ship ran aground in Istanbul’s Bosphorus strait on Friday, requiring a rescue operation and prompting authorities to temporarily close the picturesque and crowded waterway...
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Turkey’s Proposed ‘Kanal Istanbul’ Alarms Villagers and Environmentalists
By Ali Kucukgocmen SAZLIBOSNA, Turkey, May 13 (Reuters) – When residents of Sazlibosna, a village near Istanbul, tried to attend a public meeting about the Turkish government’s plan to dig a...
Monday, April 9, 2018
Bosporus Strait Bulker Crash Hits Barley Supply to Top Buyer
By Isis Almeida, Cagan Koc and Anatoly Medetsky (Bloomberg) — A ship that crashed into an historic building at Turkey’s Bosporus Strait this weekend was carrying barley sold to top...
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Incident Video: Bulk Carrier Crashes Into Historic Mansion in Bosphorus Strait
A Maltese-flagged bulk carrier crashed into a historic mansion on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on Saturday after its steering gear failed, according to media reports. Ship traffic in...
Monday, January 15, 2018
Turkey Reveals Route for New Canal to Ease Bosphorus Shipping
By Ali Kucukgocmen ISTANBUL, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Turkey announced on Monday the route for a planned canal that would reduce shipping traffic on the busy Bosphorus Strait and transform...
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Russian Spy Ship Sinks in Black Sea After Collision
STANBUL, April 27 (Reuters) – A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Thursday after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock and all 78 personnel on...
Sunday, January 8, 2017
WATCH: Close Call in Bosphorus Strait – Containership Nearly Hits Land During Snowstorm
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...
Friday, December 2, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
Traffic Suspended in Bosphorus Strait Due to Ship Collision
Ship traffic in the Bosphorus strait was halted for about an hour Monday after a bulk carrier collided with a roll-on/roll-off vessel around the Anadolu Hirasi area near Istanbul, GAC shipping agency...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Three Turkish Coast Guard Killed in Ship Collision in Bosphorus Strait
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Three Turkish Coast Guard personnel were killed on Wednesday after their vessel collided with a bulk carrier in the Bosphorus strait, forcing officials to temporarily suspend traffic...
Monday, August 1, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Med-Black Sea Tanker Rates Weaken After Failed Coup in Turkey
By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – The cost of shipping oil through the Black Sea and Mediterranean fell on Monday after a failed coup in Turkey over the...
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Bulk Carrier Aground in Accident-Prone Bosphorus Strait
Another incident to report today in Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait, this time involving a laden bulk carrier that grounded during a transit of Strait and may be leaking oil. According...
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
More Bosphorus Trouble: Vessels Collide Near Northern Entrance – INCIDENT PHOTOS
Another incident to report today involving ships in or near Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait. Turkish maritime authorities have confirmed that the tanker Paros Wind and the bulk carrier CS Jaden collided...
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