Giant oil platform carrying Bahama flag passes through Istanbul’s Bosphorus
Maritime traffic was suspended while it passed.
The platform, weighing some 37,000 tons and stretching 115 meters, was accompanied by eight tandem trailers during the passage.
After “Scarabeo 9” passed, the suspended ferry lines, including those between Eminönü-Kadıköy, Karaköy-Kadıköy, Beşiktaş-Kadıköy, and Eminönü-Üsküdar—all main arteries for daily life in Istanbul—continued their normal schedules.
The platform’s destination is the Yalova Port, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.