Turkey's Bosphorus traffic suspended after ship engine failure, agent says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Traffic was suspended in Turkey's Bosphorus on Tuesday after a bulk carrier had an engine failure at the southern end of the straits that run through Istanbul, shipping agent Tribeca said.

It said that the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Alexis suffered the engine failure at 5 a.m. (0200 GMT) and that vessels were sent to the area for a likely salvage operation.

(Reporting by Daren Butler; Editing by Jonathan Spicer)