Cargo Ship Crashes Into Walkway Along Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait

A Liberia-flagged cargo ship ran aground and crashed into a pedestrian walkway along the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey, on December 27, according to local reports.

The Bosphorus strait, a heavily trafficked shipping lane, was closed for several hours as authorities inspected the Songa Iridium ship and shore area. No injuries or significant damage was reported.

The ship resumed travel after a few hours, according to MarineTraffic, and was anchored in the Sea of Marmara by Friday night.

Video filmed by Hasan Bayram shows the moment the ship made contact with the shoreline walkway. No pedestrians were in the immediate vicinity at the time. Credit: Hasan Bayram via Storyful