TANKER AND FREIGHTER COLLIDE IN TURKEY'S BOSPORUS WATERWAY
An oil tanker and a freighter collided in the Bosporus, or Strait of Istanbul, just before midnight Mar. 13, bursting into flames, killing as many as 30 persons, and closing the strait to traffic. Cypriot registered 130,000 dwt tanker Nassia and Cypriot registered cargo vessel Ship Broker collided near the Black Sea entrance to the strait. The waterway connects the Black and Marmara seas, allowing access through the latter to the Aegean Sea.