VIDEO: Cargo ship runs aground on Istanbul coast

VIDEO: Balık Adam

The Liberia-flagged container ship Songa Iridium runs aground near the Rumelian Fortress on the Bosphorus, Istanbul. 

A cargo ship collided with the shore in Istanbul's Bosphorus strait on Friday, according to the governor's office and a witness, prompting authorities to close the waterway.

There were no injuries or casualties, the governor's office said, adding that the ship reported engine failure shortly before the collision.

The Bosphorus was temporarily closed to traffic, and the ship was being towed, it added.

The Liberian-flagged Songa Iridum had come from Odessa, Ukraine and was headed for Istanbul's port of Ambarli. 

A month ago the small bunker tanker Delfi under the flag of Moldova suffered a disaster on the roads of the Port of Odessa.