Bosphorus Strait closed to traffic following Turkish Navy tender breakdown

TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa. Photo courtesy of WSA

The Bosphorus Strait in Turkey which connects the Mediterranean with the Black Sea has been closed to traffic after a Turkish Navy ship experienced a breakdown today.

According to information provided by the Wilhelmsen Ship Agency, Turkish Navy tender TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa broke down while transiting the Bosphorus Strait causing a closure of the shipping lane to traffic both ways until further notice.

TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa is one four ships that served in the German Navy as Rhein class tenders and were later transferred to the Turkish Navy.

Update: According to WSA, traffic in the strait is to resume at 16:00 local time.

 

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