Turkey squeezes Bosporus straits
Saturday 02 July 1994
New shipping lanes will force ships to keep to their side of the channel, 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. Stricter conditions for the passage of vessels over 150 metres long and oil tankers may cause delays. Foreign-flag ships will be encouraged to take on pilots. Turkish ships, which make up half the 130 ships passing daily through the straits, will have to take on and pay for pilots.
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