Turkey: 2 freight ships crash in Marmara Sea
(MENAFN) Local media said in a report that on Sunday, Oct. 24 two foreign-flagged freight ships crashed in the Marmara Sea, off the Turkish northwestern Canakkale Province, resulting in damage but no wounds.
Benitamou, a 299-meter-long vessel transferring cast iron ore to China from Ukraine, reportedly crashed with BC Vanessa, a 172-meter-long vessel transferring wheat to Egypt from Bulgaria, at approximately 6:00 a.m. local time (0300 GMT).
The ships collided on their way to an anchor zone ahead of passing the Dardanelles Strait towards the Aegean Sea and were sailing under foggy conditions, said TRT, a Turkish public broadcaster.
TRT further said that the ships will be shifted to the Sevketiye region close to the Lapseki district of Canakkale.
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