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Closure of Istanbul Strait halts bi-directional ship traffic

Anadolu Agency TÜRKIYE
Published February 29,2024

Ship traffic in the Istanbul Strait was suspended Thursday in both directions due to foggy weather.

The Directorate General of Coastal Safety said in a statement on its website that the traffic was suspended in the north-south direction at 5:30 a.m. (0230GMT) and in the south-north direction at 5:43 a.m. (0243 GMT).

Intense fog was observed around the strait and at the entrance to the Black Sea.