Wed, 08 Dec 2021

2 cargo ships collide in Turkey's Marmara Sea

Xinhua
24 Oct 2021, 19:44 GMT+10

ISTANBUL, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Two foreign-flagged cargo ships collided on Sunday in the Marmara Sea, off Turkey's northwestern Canakkale Province, causing damage but no injuries, local media reported.

Benitamou, a 299-meter-long vessel carrying cast iron ore to China from Ukraine, reportedly collided with BC Vanessa, a 172-meter-long vessel carrying wheat to Egypt from Bulgaria, at around 6:00 a.m. local time (0300 GMT).

According to TRT, a Turkish public broadcaster, the ships crashed on their way to an anchor zone before passing the Dardanelles Strait towards the Aegean Sea and were traveling under foggy conditions.

The ships will be taken to the Sevketiye region near the Lapseki district of Canakkale, TRT added.

Benitamou is sailing under the Panama flag, while BC Vanessa is under the Barbados flag, according to reports.

More El Salvador News

Access More

Sign up for El Salvador News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!