Ship traffic to resume at Turkey's Dardanelles Strait after brief suspension

Oil tankers queuing to transit Turkish straits face more delays
FILE PHOTO-A seagull sits on top of a mermaid statue, with the crude oil tanker Humble Warrior carrying Kazakh oil is in the background at the Dardanelles Anchorage off Sarkoy, near Tekirdag, Turkey December 9, 2022. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik

ISTANBUL, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Ship traffic at Turkey's Dardanelles Strait is set to resume after a brief suspension due to a vessel's engine failure, the Tribeca Shipping Agency said on Friday.

Northbound traffic will resume at 1500 GMT and southbound traffic will resume at 1545 GMT, it said. Traffic was suspended in both directions at 1335 GMT.

The vessel whose engine failed was proceeding to the strait exit with two tug escorts, it said in an earlier not.

Reporting by Can Sezer; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Alex Richardson and Louise Heavens

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