King Edward Powerless in Bosporus

first_imgThe Marshall Islands-flagged King Edward lost power in the Bosporus strait and was carried dangerously close to the coast by strong currents before the crew managed to anchor the 182-meter tanker, The Daily Sabah reports.The 2004-built tanker was on its way from Italy to Russia’s Black Sea Kavkaz port when it suffered suspected engine failure near Istanbul, Sunday evening.Turkey’s Maritime Safety Directorate sent tugs to tow the disabled vessel to Istanbul’s Yenikapi port. Live shipping maps suggest that the tanker has not left the port yet.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more