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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

BOSPHORUS STRAITS CLOSED ON 31 DECEMBER 1999

In order to minimise the potential effects of the millennium bug, the Turkish government will close the Bosphorus straits between 31 December 1600hrs) and 1 January (0400hrs).

In order to minimise the potential effects of the millennium bug, the Turkish government will close the Bosphorus straits between 31 December 1600hrs) and 1 January (0400hrs). The straits will be closed to all vessels over 3,000 DWT. Those greater than 200m in length will not be allowed to transit the straits unless they show their millennium compliance certificates and ensure that their cargo is not dangerous.