• Short Summary

    Motorists travelling along a road on the Bosphorus Coast in Turkey now have to face another hazard apart from those they usually experience.

  • Description

    Motorists travelling along a road on the Bosphorus Coast in Turkey now have to face another hazard apart from those they usually experience.

    SYNOPSIS: The hazard is a Soviet fishing ship of more than 4,000 tons which ran aground in the early hours of Friday morning (10 June). The ship which was identified as the "Van Gogh" was passing through the Bosphorus from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean when the accident happened. Turkish authorities said the ship's captain had refused to have a pilot for the trip through the strait.

    The ship has come to rest with its bows embedded several feet into a road along the coast, and driers have to take care when rounding the new hazard.

    Ships are not obliged to have a pilot for the trip through the ??? provided they undertake the trip at their own risk. On Friday morning there was a fog across the straits and the Turks said they had asked the captain of the "Van Gogh" to slow down, but he apparently did not comply. The amount of damage has not yet been determined. At last report, the Soviet captain had not asked for help to free his ship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC84US2SZXP2JYJM0DIR6GYLA3
    Media URN:
    VLVAC84US2SZXP2JYJM0DIR6GYLA3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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