Thirteen crew members of a cargo ship involved in a collision in Turkey's Bosphorus strait, one of the world's busiest waterways, were evacuated on Friday as the vessel was in danger of sinking, shipping agency GAC said. The Bosphorus remained open to shipping after the stricken vessel, MV Kayan I, was towed clear of the narrow strait, which passes through Istanbul and links the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the agency said. The strait is a vital artery for oil trade, and fears of a potential environmental disaster have prompted Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to propose a mega-canal project to bypass the city. The Kayan I, a 5,644 deadweight tonne (dwt) Sierra Leone-flagged vessel, collided with the M/V Adriablue cargo ship during strong winds in the southern part of the Bosphorus. ...
 




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