Home Cruise Safely Celestyal Crystal Collides with Tanker Near Turkey

by maltatoday.com.mt

The Maltese registered passenger ship Celestyal Crystal has collided with a Marshall Islands registered oil tanker off the coast of Gallipoli, Turkey.

The ship was on a cruise from Lavrio to Istanbul with 853 passengers on board when it collided with the STI Pimlico at about 3:26pm in the North exit of the Dardanelles Strait Traffic Separation Scheme. Both ships reported structural damage and initial reports indicate that the STI Pimlico has reported a breach in one of her cargo tanks with some oil seeping into the water.

However, the Marine Safety Investigation Unit is informed that the passengers on the Maltese ship and the crew members on board both ships are safe and in good health.

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