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Bosphorus Delays Easing


Tanker traffic waiting to pass through the Bosphorus Strait has eased further with eight vessels waiting to pass Tuesday, down from 13 a day earlier.

  • Five tankers were set to go southbound through the Bosphorus on Tuesday, according to Tribeca shipping agency.
  • On Friday, over 20 vessels – mainly Kazakh crude – were waiting to pass.
  • The average waiting time at the Bosphorus for southbound tankers fell to 2.9 days to 3.4 days from 3.8 days to 4.3 days on Monday, Tribeca said.
  • The delay was caused by Turkey requiring vessels to provide proof of insurance for the duration of transit through the Bosphorus Strait or when calling at Turkish ports.

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