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Publish Date: 15:46 - 18 August 2016

Three killed in shipping collision in Turkey's Bosphorus

Aug 17 Three Turkish Coast Guard personnel were killed on Wednesday after their vessel collided with a bulk carrier in the Bosphorus strait, forcing officials to temporarily suspend traffic in the busy shipping lane.

Three killed in shipping collision in TurkeyAccording to MANA,Their vessel capsized after colliding with the Tolunay, a Cook Island-flagged bulk carrier, which was sailing toward the Black Sea, shipping agent GAC said.
Four members of the Coast Guard were in hospital, a spokesman at the Istanbul governor's office said.
The collision occurred at 8:40 a.m. (0540 GMT) at the southern end of the strait, it said, adding that traffic was halted until 2:30 p.m. and has resumed.
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