BOSPHRORUS CRASH KILLS ONE, INJURES 42
Under heavy fog, a passenger ship crashed into a dry cargo vessel near Salac?k on the coast of the Bosphorus yesterday, leaving one man dead of head injuries and another 42 with injuries.
At approximately 2:40pm yesterday, the Urfal? Cemal, a passenger ship steered by Sedat Sar?ibrahimo?lu, collided with 52-metre cargo vessel Adil Kaptan, a 472 tonne sand carrier steered by Ahmet Yürekçi.
Leaving from Eminönü and taking advantage of IDO’s (Istanbul Sea Buses) cancellation of all sea journeys, the passengers on the 40 metre-long passenger ship were thrown off balance, resulting in 1 death and 42 injuries. Investigators believe the ferry was over capacity.