Istanbul Strait traffic halted as ship from Ukraine malfunctions
Vessel ran aground due to rudder failure, according to Turkish authorities
Maritime traffic through the Istanbul Strait was suspended on Thursday after a ship coming from Ukraine malfunctioned.
Lady Zehma, a 173-meter-long (567-foot-long) vessel, ran aground due to a rudder failure and anchored in Bebek Bay, Türkiye’s Directorate General of Coastal Safety said on Twitter.
Rescue vessels and officials have been dispatched to assist the ship, it added.
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