NASSIA TANKER FIRES EXTINGUISHED
Fires aboard the oil tanker Nassia, which collided with a freighter in Turkey's Bosporus Strait Mar. 13, have been doused. Salvage has begun after six tugs killed the blaze at 11:00 p.m. Mar. 18 in an operation organized by salvor Smit International, Rotterdam (OGJ, Mar. 21, p. 39). The Nassia is now moored 4 miles off the coast at the mouth of the Bosporus. The strait was reopened to traffic Mar. 18.