Port News of the port of Istanbul



13 days ago by arnekiel

Costa Drops Turkey Calls, Other Lines Expected to Follow
Costa Cruises has cancelled its remaining 2015 calls in Turkey due to security concerns.Calls in Turkey and Izmir and being replaced by destinations in Greece and Italy. A number of other cruise lines still have calls booked into Turkey for the remaining part of the year, and are expected to follow suit.

15 days ago by arnekiel

Closure at Bosphorus
Due to works on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge (3. bridge), the traffic at Bosphorus will be closed on 19 August 2015 from 0500 hrs to 1200 hrs

41 days ago by arnekiel

Turkey shuts Bosphorus strait to shipping after vessel collides with villa
A cargo ship ran aground and smashed into a villa on Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait on TuesdayJuly 21, 2015, forcing maritime authorities to close the key waterway to transit traffic, shipping agency GAC said. The 105 metre Sierra Leone-flagged Majed & Randy had no pilot on board when it suffered a rudder malfunction before hitting the villa, located on the Asian side of the waterway near Istanbul’s Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, GAC said. No one was hurt in the incident, which occurred at 12:48 p.m. (0948 GMT), it said. The narrow, winding Bosphorus bisects Europe’s largest city between its Asian and European sides and serves as the only maritime outlet for Russian oil and other commodities from the Black Sea. An estimated 10,000 tankers carry 150 million tonnes of petroleum products through the strait each year. The Coast Guard deployed tugboats and a pilot to assist the Majed & Randy, which remained anchored in the area of the collision, GAC said. It was not immediately clear when the Bosphorus would re-open to transit traffic. Source: Reuters

74 days ago by arnekiel

Another Bosphorus closure as bridge works continue
Due to continuing works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge), the Bosphorus will be closed to traffic from 0500 to 1700 hours local time on Saturday (20 June).

97 days ago by arnekiel

Bad weather warning
According to the Turkish State Meteorogical Service, strong N–NE winds are expected today (28 May) which could lead to the closure of the Turkish Straits and berthing cancellations at Turkish ports, GAC reports.

126 days ago by arnekiel

Closure of Boshorus strait to traffic for bridge works
The Bosphorus will be closed to traffic from 0500 to 1700 hours on Thursday 30 April, due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge), reports GAC Istanbul.

142 days ago by arnekiel

Closure at Bosphorus
It is advised that the traffic at Bosphorus will be closed on Monday, 13 April 2015, from 06:00 Hrs to 20:00 Hrs due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge).

148 days ago by arnekiel

Bosphorus Traffic to close for bridge works
Traffic in the Bosphorus will be closed from 0500 to 2000 hours today (7 April) due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge).

151 days ago by arnekiel

Traffic to halt for bridge works
Traffic in the Bosphorus will be halted from 0500 to 1900 hours on Saturday (4 April) due to works on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge.

153 days ago by arnekiel

Massive power cut disrupts port operations
Port operations in Turkey were facing disruption as a result of a massive power cut that had hit dozens of provinces across the country on Tuesday 31 March. Although the Turkish Straits and ports were not closed, husbandry operations (crew changes, spares, etc.) have been negatively affected. The cuts affected power stations and public transport, including Istanbul's tram and metro systems. A crisis centre has been set up at the energy ministry. By early afternoon the Turkish Electricity Transmission company said only 15% of Istanbul and Ankara had power.


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