Turkey – Collision – Bosphorus Strait traffic suspended

27.04.2017/11:30 hrs lt Bosphorus Strait traffic suspended to all vessels for both sides due to heavy fog & poor visibility.

In the meantime please be informed that the bulk vessel ( name MV Youzarsif – H, 82 meters LOA )  had collided with a Russian Navy Vessel, 17 nautical miles off Bosphorus North Entrance due to heavy fog.

There is a sinking possibility of Russian Navy Vessel

Therefore coastal safety tugs & nearest vessels are proceeding to scene area for interference & helping.

As per received latest information, please be informed that 78 crew has been transferred from naval vessel to coast guard boat and there are no any loss of lives, the naval vessel did not sink but have huge damage.

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