Sunday, June 27, 2021
COSCO Containership in the Bosphorus Strait Turkey
Maritime News

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
Total Views: 4737

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Shipping

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
COSCO Containership in the Bosphorus Strait Turkey
Navy

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

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Shipping

Tycoon’s Downfall Pushes Trapped Seafarers to Hunger Strike

By K. Oanh Ha (Bloomberg) — When Turkish police arrested shipping magnate Mübariz Mansimov Gurbano?lu at his Istanbul home one Sunday last March, his legal woes set off a chain of events that...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 7956

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Offshore

Turkey Continues Disputed Mediterranean Seismic Survey

by Daren Butler (Reuters) – Turkey said it was extending the seismic survey work of its Oruc Reis ship in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean until Nov. 4,...

October 25, 2020
Total Views: 24

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Maritime News

Tensions Flare as Turkey Again Sends Survey Ship to East Med

By Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday slammed Turkey’s renewed push to send a vessel to carry out seismic surveys in the eastern Mediterranean,...

October 13, 2020
Total Views: 31

Friday, October 2, 2020
Cruise Ship Decommissioning
Cruise Ships

Cruise Ship Shipbreaking Booming in Turkey

By Bulent Usta ALIAGA, Turkey, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Business is booming at a sea dock in western Turkey, where five hulking cruise ships are being dismantled for scrap metal...

October 2, 2020
Total Views: 1618

Friday, September 4, 2020
Defense

What Are The Most Dangerous Waters in the World Today?

By Admiral James Stavridis (Bloomberg) As a Greek-American who lived in Athens for three years, and as a U.S. Navy mariner, I got to know the eastern Mediterranean well. It has...

September 4, 2020
Total Views: 284

Friday, August 21, 2020
fatih drillship black sea
Offshore

Drillship Fatih Makes Huge Black Sea Discovery

By Selcan Hacaoglu (Bloomberg) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey has found 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the biggest ever discovery in the Black Sea, and hopes...

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 75

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Offshore

Turkey Discovers Energy In Black Sea

By Cagan Koc and Selcan Hacaoglu (Bloomberg) Turkey has made an energy discovery in the Black Sea, most likely natural gas, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said...

August 19, 2020
Total Views: 43

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Maritime News

Turkey Holds Off Sea Survey to Defuse Tensions with Greece

By Firat Kozok (Bloomberg) — Turkey will hold off on surveying the seabed in an area of the eastern Mediterranean disputed by Greece to give time for diplomacy, President Recep...

July 28, 2020
Total Views: 37

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Interesting

Watch: Cruise Ship MS Monarch Arrives at Turkish Breakers

In what is a sure sign of the times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1991-built MS Monarch has arrived at a Turkish shipbreaking yard for dismantling. With cruises around the...

July 22, 2020
Total Views: 528

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

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: 255

Thursday, November 28, 2019
drillship Yavuz
Offshore

Turkey Signs Maritime Boundaries Deal With Libya

by Daren Butler (Reuters) – Libya’s internationally recognized government and Turkey have signed an agreement on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea that could complicate Ankara’s disputes over energy exploration...

November 28, 2019
Total Views: 8

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Collision

Police Arrest Cruise Ship Captain After Deadly Collision

by Marton Dunai (Reuters) – A Hungarian court on Saturday ordered the arrest of the captain of a passenger ship that collided with a pleasure boat that capsized on the Danube,...

June 1, 2019
Total Views: 738

Monday, January 7, 2019
Volga-Balt 214
Maritime News

Two Killed, Four Missing as Cargo Ship Sinks in Black Sea Off Turkey

At least two people are dead and four others were missing after a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier sank in the Black Sea off Turkey’s coast on Monday. The Turkish Coast Guard...

January 7, 2019
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Interesting

Watch: Dramatic Rescue After Cargo Ship Grounds Near Istanbul

Turkish emergency crews have rescued 16 crew members from a cargo ship which ran aground near Istanbul on Wednesday. The Comoros-flagged ship, named Natalia, ran aground in heavy seas early...

December 19, 2018
Total Views: 71

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Bosphorus strait
News

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

Friday, May 4, 2018
KARMATE
Collision

Greek Naval And Turkish Cargo Ship Collide

by Michele Kambas (Reuters) – A Greek gunboat was nudged by a Turkish cargo vessel early on Friday while on patrol for unauthorized migrant crossings in the Aegean Sea, the...

May 4, 2018
Total Views: 8

Thursday, April 12, 2018
dfds-ferry-denmark
Finance

Danish DFDS To Buy Turkish U.N. Ro-Ro in $1.2 billion deal

by Teis Jensen (Reuters) – Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has agreed to buy Turkish freight shipping operator U.N. Ro-Ro from Turkish private equity firms Actera Group and Esas...

April 12, 2018
Total Views: 6