Türkiye unblocked the Dardanelles

Türkiye unblocked the Dardanelles

© Photo: Maria Novoselova/Vestnik Kavkaza

The north-south navigation in Türkiye's Dardanelles Strait was stopped for several hours this afternoon due to a stuck tanker. At this moment, the strait is unblocked, ships cross it in both directions without obstacles.

The Turkish Ministry of Transport announced the resumption of full-fledged shipping through the Dardanelles Strait, which was previously partially blocked in the north-south direction by a tanker that broke down in the middle of the strait.

“Shipping in the Dardanelles Strait, which was suspended due to a ship breakdown, is now open in both directions.”

– the Ministry of Transport of Türkiye informed.

Thus, the pause in navigation through the Dardanelles in the north-south direction lasted only a few hours, while the PAROS tanker was stuck in the strait due to an engine breakdown this afternoon.