Cargo ship collides into Istanbul coast

Fri 27 Dec 2019 16:10 GMT | 20:10 Local Time

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The Bosporus was closed for navigation due to an incident with the Liberian-flagged Songa Iridium cargo ship.

The cargo ship heading from Odessa to Istanbul collided with the shore, according to the NTV Channel. 

"Songra Iridium, with 19 crew and a guiding pilot captain, sent out a signal of mechanical failure at 12:00 (4 am ET) and hit the shore near the Rumelihisar district at 12:13 (4:13 am ET)," CNN cited the statement as saying.

There were no immediate reports of casualties. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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