Bosphorus at the Dolmabahce Palace

After leaving the Ceremonial hall, for a change, you can admire the widest part of the Bosphorus and floating craft of various sizes going along it.

Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

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Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

Huge tankers that slowly follow the Strait always attract the eyes of not only tourists, but also local residents. The latter sometimes have thoughts about what will happen to their city if there is an accident of such a huge machine with a spill of petroleum products. Despite its width, the Bosporus is considered a dangerous place for navigation - due to frequent weather changes, a fairly noticeable current (up to 5 knots), and high traffic intensity. Therefore, large vessels are recommended to use the services of pilots.

Istanbul. Bosphorus at the Dolmabahce Palace. Tanker AEGEAN HORIZON

The Aegean HORIZON tanker built in 2007 with a deadweight of 158738 tons, under the Greek flag, goes empty (along the sea "in ballast") towards the Black sea. Where he goes, it is not difficult to guess - to Novorossiysk, for ."our all" - oil.

Istanbul. Bosphorus at the Dolmabahce Palace. Tanker AEGEAN HORIZON

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Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

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Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

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Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

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Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

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Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

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Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

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Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

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Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

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Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

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Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

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Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace

If you have long-range optics, you can even see the Maiden tower.

Istanbul. The Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace