: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Turkey: Ship freed after running aground in Bosphorus

Turkish authorities rescued a Liberia-flagged cargo ship that had run aground in the shoreline of the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul on Friday, Anadolu reports.
The ship, called Songa Iridium, stranded near the Rumeli Fortress after it had left Ukraine’s Port of Odessa.
The machine malfunction was cited for the incident.
The cargo ship was 191-meters (626-feet) long and weighted over 23,500 gross ton.
The rescue boats from Directorate General of Coast Safety rushed to the scene to save the ship.
The ship was towed by tugboats of the country’s Directorate General of Coastal Safety.
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Source:: Middle East Monitor


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