Sunday, June 27, 2021
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Work Starts On Kanal Istanbul

By Daren Butler (Reuters) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday launched a $15 billion canal project intended to relieve pressure on the busy Bosphorus Strait by laying the foundations of...

June 27, 2021
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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...

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 5165

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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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...

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 4666

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Oil tanker British Heritage sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul
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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...

January 21, 2020
Total Views: 254

Sunday, December 29, 2019
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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...

December 29, 2019
Total Views: 98

Sunday, May 13, 2018
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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...

May 13, 2018
Total Views: 57

Monday, April 9, 2018
Maritime News

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...

April 9, 2018
Total Views: 19

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...

April 7, 2018
Total Views: 168

Monday, January 15, 2018
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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...

January 15, 2018
Total Views: 76

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Maritime News

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...

April 27, 2017
Total Views: 47

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...

January 8, 2017
Total Views: 31

Friday, December 2, 2016
Maritime News

Russian Cargo Ship Runs Aground Off Istanbul

STANBUL, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Heavy winds forced a Russian ship to run aground off the coast of Istanbul on Friday, Turkey’s Dogan news agency reported. It was not immediately...

December 2, 2016
Total Views: 1

Monday, November 28, 2016
Maritime News

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...

November 28, 2016
Total Views: 26

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Maritime News

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...

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 22

Monday, August 1, 2016

WATCH: Cargo Ship Hits Villa in Bosphorus Strait

Some new video has emerged showing the moment a cargo ship slammed into a villa in Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait. As we reported last year, the incident occurred July 21, 2015 when...

August 1, 2016
Total Views: 61

Monday, July 18, 2016
Maritime News

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...

July 18, 2016
Total Views: 38

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Maritime News

Oil Flows Through Turkish Straits Unhindered

by Firat Kayakiran and Rakteem Katakey (Bloomberg) Oil is flowing unhindered through Turkey’s pipelines and waterways, one of the world’s largest energy trading corridors, after a coup attempt against President...

July 17, 2016
Total Views: 5

Saturday, July 16, 2016
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Bosphorus Strait Reopened After Coup Attempt

By Ayla Jean Yackley (Reuters) ISTANBUL, July 16 Turkish maritime authorities have reopened Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait to transiting tankers after shutting it earlier on Saturday for several hours following what...

July 16, 2016
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Maritime News

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...

September 9, 2015
Total Views: 24

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...

September 1, 2015
Total Views: 23