Video: general cargo ship loses power in Bosporus

Image: Youtube.
Image: Youtube.

Cargo vessel caught on camera as it drifts towards shores of the Bosporus.

Publisert Sist oppdatert

Homeowners on the shores of the Bosporus were alarmed to see the River Elbe, a 89m-long general cargo ship, drifting towards their houses when it lost power in the Bosporus earlier today.

The 1991-built, Panama-flagged vessel was left completely helpless mid-channel when its engines failed while sailing south through the Bosporus en route from Novorossiysk, Russia to the UK.

The ship’s quick-thinking crew cast anchor, but the vessel still came within metres of the shore. Tugs attended the vessel, which was later able to complete the transit under tow.

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