The Giant Platform Could Not Cross the Istanbul Bosphorus

The oil platform that entered the Istanbul Bosphorus in the morning hours could not pass under the bridge due to a technical malfunction

Panama flagged oil platform going from Marmara Sea to Romania could not pass through Istanbul Bosphorus due to technical malfunction. The platform, which is 120 meters long, which returns after 5 hours from the entrance of the Bosphorus, needs to be sunk in order to pass under the Martyrs Bridge.

According to the information sent by Habertürk News Center from Sinan Bilgenoğlu and Akıncan Abadan, Panama-flagged oil platform “GSP Saturn” taken by Norwegian-flagged GSP Antares gates entered the Istanbul Bosphorus from Marmara Sea at 10.45 o’clock. 5 thousand 235 gross tons, 52.4 meters in length and 120 meters in height with the giant oil platform, accompanied by rescue vessels belonging to the General Directorate of Coastal Safety. When the ship GSP Antares and its platform arrived near the Martyrs Bridge on July 15th, the docking of the towers was started. However, the platform could not be immersed due to technical malfunction. The giant platform going to the Romanian Constanta port was returned to the entrance of the Istanbul Strait at 16.00.

The platform, which is 120 meters long, which returns after 5 hours from the entrance of the Bosphorus, needs to be sunk in order to pass under the Martyrs Bridge.

The officials reached by Habertürk reported that during the course of the Bosphorus, a technical failure occurred on the platform and that the platform was pulled back to the Marmara Sea by tugboats to remove the fault.

GSP Saturn

GSP SATURN

Type: Oil exploration platform
Year of construction: 1988
Place of work: Romania
Capacity: 5 thousand 235 Gross tons
Length: 52.4 meters
Width: 40 meters
Height: 120 meters

 

Source: Haber Turk