Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Bosphorus Closed As LPG Ship Sinks

Turkish authorities closed the Bosphorus shipping channel yesterday to all traffic after a Ship carrying liquefied petroleum gas sank due to bad weather, a shipping official said. Seven LPG tanks floated to the surface after the ship sank, two of them still posing a risk. "Two tanks on the rocks ... still pose a danger," Transport Ministry deputy under-secretary Baris Tozar said, saying a disaster had been prevented by precautions - but also by luck. Ninety ships were waiting to enter the Bosphorus channel, including five vessels longer than 200 metres.
L.P.G. Cargo Ship

liquefied petroleum gas tanks

The Bosphorus is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes

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