Bosphorus Strait

The Authorities have issued official notice to Masters navigating through the Istanbul Strait.
Port news, Published:

Drilling operations are being conducted by R/V Furgo Scout at the Bosphorus Strait, affecting international vessel traffic. Vessels with LOA more than 150 m and draft above 10 m are not allowed to pass through the Strait without pilot. For vessels with LOA above 200 m passing the Strait during night is prohibited. All vessels navigating in the area are requested to take all necessary pre-cautions and follow all instruction given by VTS Istanbul. Drilling operations are expected to be finished by 26th August 2017. 

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