VIDEO: Punching through

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Pleasure boaters who have dealt with fast-moving squalls or successfully white-knuckle-navigated a tricky inlet have war stories they like to tell.

For perspective, professional mariners operate in a much tougher environment. This compilation clip shows how commercial vessels deal with difficult weather days in the Turkish Straits.

The Turkish Straits consist of the Strait of Canakkale, the Strait of Istanbul and the Sea of Marmara and are known to be among the most hazardous, crowded, difficult and potentially dangerous waterways in the world.