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The damaged Hekimbasi Salih Efendi Mansion is seen after the Maltese flagged tanker Vitaspirit crashed into it by the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik

A Maltese-flagged bulk carrier crashed into a historic mansion on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on Saturday after its steering gear failed, according to media reports.

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Ship traffic in the strait had been suspended in both directions.

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Light STREET Handbag STREET SCERVINO brown SCERVINO Video from other boats in the area showed the ship, identified as the Vitaspirit, crash into the waterfront mansion. The vessel was later pulled back from the crash site.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, but photos and video showed extensive damage to the historic seaside mansion located under the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge.

The Hekimbasi Salih Efendi Mansion has stood on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait since the 18th century and is used to host weddings and concerts, according to the mansion’s website.

A Turkish maritime police boat escorts the Maltese flagged tanker Vitaspirit after it crashed into a historic mansion in the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik

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