Çanakkale Strait in Turkey reopens for maritime traffic

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Maritime traffic in the Çanakkale Strait, which connects the Aegean Sea to the Marmara Sea, has resumed after being suspended due to a forest fire in the province of Canakkale. The Transport Ministry and a shipping agency announced that traffic was allowed to resume at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. The fire led to the deployment of 2,659 personnel from various agencies, including the Ministry of National Defense, AFAD, the General Directorate of Forestry, police, gendarmerie, municipalities, and special administrations. A fleet of resources, including aircraft, helicopters, water tanks, and other vehicles, was mobilized to the region. As part of the response plan, 337 households and 1,251 residents from 11 villages were evacuated.

The Çanakkale Strait, a vital maritime route, was temporarily closed due to a forest fire in Canakkale province. However, traffic has now resumed, allowing ships to travel from the Aegean Sea to the Marmara Sea. The fire prompted a massive response, with 2,659 personnel from various agencies being deployed to combat the blaze. This included resources such as aircraft, helicopters, water tanks, and other vehicles. An evacuation plan was also implemented, leading to the relocation of 337 households and 1,251 residents from affected villages. The authorities acted swiftly to address the situation and ensure the safety of both the residents and the maritime traffic passing through the strait.

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