Monday, March 31, 2008

Cargo Ship Jams Sea Traffic At Canakkale Strait

"Lady Shaimaa", a ship of Sierra Leone registry, had to anchor off shore Camburnu in the Canakkale strait due to engine failure. The captain of the 114 meter-long ship, carrying 3,139 gross tons of steel from Romania to Greece notified the ship traffic authority.Canakkale strait was closed to traffic on the Aegean Sea direction. Officials said they would send a tugboat to pull the ship to Karanlik Pier region and have it cast anchor there.

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