Two fuel tankers collide in Dardanelles Strait

Two fuel tankers collide in Dardanelles Strait

Two fuel tankers collided at the entrance of the Dardanelles Strait today, Dogan News Agency reported.

A Turkish-flagged fuel tanker called Beşiktaş Bosphorus, filled with 140,000 tons of fuel oil, was heading to Trieste in Italy from the Novorossyisk port in Russia. The other tanker, a Bahamas-flagged fuel tanker called Chryssi that was filled with 4700 tons of fuel oil, was heading to Valetta in Malta from the Kavkaz port in Russia.  

There were no immediate casualties reported. An investigation into the incident has been opened, Hurriyet daily news reports.

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