Ship collision in Istanbul strait leaves damage, no casualties

Fast rescue boat sent to scene of collision of cargo ship and passenger ship

Elif Somuncu  | 02.02.2024 - Update : 03.02.2024
Ship collision in Istanbul strait leaves damage, no casualties FILE PHOTO


A cargo ship and a passenger ship collided in the Istanbul Strait on Friday, damaging both ships but resulting in no casualties, said officials familiar with the matter.

The Kevalay Queen, a Ro-Ro/passenger ship spanning 147 meters (482 feet), and the cargo ship Captain Adam 1, with a length of 103 meters (338 feet), collided off Yenikapi, on the European side of the Turkish metropolis.

There was no information available on how many passengers were on the Kevalay Queen, but reportedly no one was hurt.

Following the incident, the Turkish Coastal Safety Directorate dispatched a swift rescue boat to the scene.

Both ships were damaged, but inspections of the ships found no environmental pollution had resulted.

The ships were anchored at the Ahirkapi Anchorage Area, on the southern coast of the European side of Istanbul.

*Writing by Gizem Nisa Cebi

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