General cargo ship and bulk carrier collided while entering Dardanelles
General cargo vessel PRINCESS MARIA collided with bulk carrier KARAGAAC at around 0410 LT Oct 19, both vessel were entering Dardanelles from Aegean sea. PRINCESS MARIA was en route from Iskenderun Turkey to Kerch Ukraine, Black sea, bulk carrier KARAAGAC was en route from Suez to Bandirma Turkey, Marmara sea. Both vessels suffered damages, PRINCESS MARIA confirmed damaged bow. Both vessel were taken to safe anchorage for survey and investigation, no risk of sinking reported.