istanbul - The Bosphorus was closed on Wednesdays to allow for the safe passage of a colossal vessel, the Pioneer Spirit. The ship is the largest in the world and destined for, among other things, the construction of pipelines on the seabed. On May 13, the Maasvlakte left Rotterdam on its way to the Russian city of Anapa on the Black Sea.
The ferry services across the Bosphorus have also been shut down, Turkish media reported. The vessel of over 380 meters long and 124 meters wide is from the Swiss-Dutch construction giant Allseas. It is deployed for the construction of a 900 kilometer long pipeline through the Black Sea of the Russian coast to the European part of Turkey.