Shipping traffic suspended in Bosphorus after collision - media

Shipping traffic suspended in Bosphorus after collision - media

Traffic in Turkey's Bosphorus Strait was suspended on Wednesday after a bulk carrier collided with a coast guard boat, Reuters reports with reference to the shipping agent GAC.

Six people were rescued and taken to hospital, a spokesman at the office of the Istanbul governor said.

The collision occurred at 8:40 am (0540 GMT) at the southern end of the strait, forcing the capsize of the coast guard vessel, GAC said.

GAC identified the cargo ship as the M/V Tolunay, a Cook Island-flagged bulk carrier headed north to the Black Sea.

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