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Ships Collide in Bosphorus Strait

Paros Wind

Published Sep 1, 2015 4:03 PM by The Maritime Executive

The M/T Paros Wind collided with the M/V CS Jaden on August 31 in the Black Sea. The collision occurred about eight miles from the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait. The CS Jaden was transporting wheat from Istanbul to Egypt’s Port Said. The Paros Wind was traveling from Russia to an unknown destination. No injuries have been reported.

Both vessels are anchored at Kumkoy Road for damage assessment and leak inspections. Paros Wind is a 17,060 dwt vessel owned by Leader Shipmanagement in the Ukraine. The CS Jaden is 38,101 dwt and owned by the Campbell Shipping Company in the Bahamas.

This is the latest in a string of incidents in the Turkish straits region. In July, the M/V Akel sank following a collision with the M/V Sengul-K. One crew member died, and the remaining 11 were rescued by coast guard officials. Earlier in July, the 6,476-ton cargo vessel M/V Majed and Randy crashed into a villa on the Bosphorus Strait.