Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Russian ship wreck temporarily closes Bosphorus

Reported here:
The Bosphorus Strait was closed to vessel traffic as a Russian-flagged cargo ship crashed against a construction pontoon in the Turkish city of Istanbul late on Tuesday , Xinhua news agency reports.

Maritime officials were quoted as saying that ’Volgodon 213’, which tried to pass the north-south route in Istanbul Strait without a maritime pilot hit the pontoon Tuesday night.
Some chokepoints are easily closed.

Nice satellite photo, too.

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