Bosphorus incident: Three killed in ship collision in Bosphorus

18:40 Aug. 17, 2016

Three killed in ship collision in Bosphorus

A ship crosses the Bosphorus sea with the new under construction bridge Yavuz Sultan Selim in Garipce village at Senyer district outside of Istanbul, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. The new bridge is planing for the opening ceremony from Turkey's Preside

Six more people were rescued, traffic temporarily stopped

On Wednesday morning, a bulk carrier and a coast guard boat collided in Turkey's Bosphorus. The collision occurred at the southern end of the strait. It forced the capsize of the coast guard vessel.

The vessels movement was disrupted for several hours. The Bosphorus Strait is a key international shipping lane for oil and grain. More than 3 percent of the global crude supply - mainly from Russia and the Caspian Sea - pass through the 17-mile Bosphorus that connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean.

Read more Hurriyet Daily News: Russia's warship with camouflaged tanks traverses Istanbul's Bosphorus

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