Just before midnight last night, oil and chemical tanker Paros Wind (17,060 dwt, built 1998) collided with bulker CS Jaden (38,101 dwt, built 2-12) in the Black Sea around 8 miles from the entrance to the Bosporus Strait.
The bulker had left Istanbul carrying wheat on its way to Port Said, Egypt when it collided with the tanker which was on its way from Tuapse, Russia to an unknown destination.
Turkish coastal authorities sent a fast rescue boat to the scene and 10 tugboats. The vessels have both towed to a location just off Kumkoy, north of Istanbul, where they remain anchored.
Both vessels are being assessed for damage, while no crew members were reported to be harmed.
Paros Wind is owned and operated by Leader Shipmanagement in the Ukraine, while the CS Jaden is owned by Bahamas-based Campbell Shipping Company.