carrier Maria Laura Prem suffered engine trouble while transiting
Dardanelles in front of Karanlik Liman at 0935 LT Feb 08 2011, vessel
assisted to anchorage at Karanlik Liman and anchored at 1230 for
The controversy that has delayed construction of a new bridge over Istanbulâs famous Golden Horn shows no sign of abating, with the plans, intended to ease traffic, criticized on both aesthetic and cultural grounds.
A Belizean-flagged ship broke down when it was crossing through the Canakkale Strait on Sunday. The cargo ship "Roksolona 2" broke down when it was travelling from Greece to the northwestern Turkish city of Izmit.
Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz referred to the high amount of tankers passing through Turkish Straits, and said around 150-170 million tons of oil and oil products were crossing the Straits right now."This figure will be above 200 million tons soon," he said. Yildiz said Turkey could naturally not prohibit transit from Straits, but could raise barriers, thanks to alternative routes.
On the 10th April Capt. Fahrettin Aksu (54) fell into the sea during disembarkation from reefer ship âSun Geniusâ, after completing his duty. It was 03:20 local time and freeboard of the ship was 5 meters. Capt. Aksu was climbing down the ladder and after a few steps, he suddenly fell.
Captain Cahit Istikbal, Chairman of the Turkish Maritime Pilots' Association and Vice Chairman of the International Maritime Pilots' Association, says âGenerally, the tanker captains become rather tense when their ships are laden. But when they see the pilot, they feel relieved, for they know the pass will be smooth. So, we can say that pilots are the best friends of the captains. Pilots know captains from almost all countries in the world, and they make long-term friends,â in our interview we made with him.