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Istanbul Strait traffic halted as ship heading to Russia malfunctions

Vessel coming from UAE suffered rudder failure, according to Turkish authorities

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Maritime traffic through the Istanbul Strait was suspended on Wednesday after a ship sailing from the UAE to Russia malfunctioned.
 
The Viva Eclipse, a 190-meter-long (623-foot-long) bulk carrier, suffered a rudder failure, Türkiye’s Directorate General of Coastal Safety said on Twitter.
 
Rescue vessels and officials have been dispatched to assist the Panama-flagged ship, which has anchored off Istanbul’s Uskudar district, it added.


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