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: 7740

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: 22

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: 18

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: 844

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: 170

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: 38

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: 21

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: 21

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: 328

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: 8

Thursday, November 28, 2019
drillship Yavuz
Offshore News

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: 5

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: 12

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: 11

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: 29

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: 13

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: 6

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: 5

Monday, January 15, 2018
ship in bosphorus strait
Maritime News

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: 10

Thursday, October 26, 2017
News

World’s Biggest Floating LNG Terminal Sails to Turkey to Prevent Repeat of Shortage

By Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) — Turkey is getting a giant helper to avoid last December’s gas shortages. The world’s biggest specialized vessel to import liquefied natural gas, a cheaper and quicker solution...

October 26, 2017
Total Views: 27

Monday, August 28, 2017
leonardo cargo ship split in two
Interesting

Cargo Ship Splits in Two Off Turkey – VIDEO

A 40-year-old general cargo ship broke in two in the Black Sea off Turkey on Sunday.   All 11 crew members were rescued by Turkish authorities and are reported safe....

August 28, 2017
Total Views: 76