10 September – Traffic suspended in Bosphorus Strait to rescue vessel

Associations, Canals, Environment, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Agencies — By on September 10, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Inchape banner3Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) reports that traffic was suspended in both directions on the Bosphorus Strait between 0700 and 1300 local time today for rescue operations to re-float a vessel grounded on the northern side.

The Istanbul Maritime Association of Shipowners & Agents (Vapur Donatanları ve Acenteleri Derneği) advised that the vessel grounded at 0500 on 9 September 2015. Following the scheduled rescue operation today the vessel remains grounded but southbound passage in the Strait is confirmed to restart from 1430 local time.

The Bosphorus Strait is a key shipping channel in the region for commodities. ISS Turkey will continue to monitor developments and keep its clients updated.

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Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime and cargo services provider. With some 300 proprietary offices in 69 countries, and a workforce of over 4, 000 the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated maritime services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.

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