ISTANBUL, Jan 16 (Reuters) – The cargo ship MKK 1, traveling from Ukraine to Turkey, was stranded in Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on Monday and traffic in the strait was suspended but no damage was reported, officials said. Tribeca shipping lines.

Several tugboats were among the boats sent to provide assistance to the ship, the coast guard authority said.

Television images showed the bow of the ship, which was carrying 13,000 tons of peas, stranded just offshore on the Asian side of the Bosphorus.

The Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul, which runs the UN-brokered Black Sea grain deal operations, said over the weekend that the ship was traveling from Pivdennyi to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Mersin.

Tribeca said the Palau-flagged general cargo ship was stranded in Acarburnu, at the northern end of the strait, early Monday as it headed south.

He said no damage or spills were reported.

Reporting by Yoruk Isik; Written by Daren Butler; Edited by Jonathan Spicer and Kim Coghill

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