Please find below information received from UK Club correspondent in Turkey, Vitsan. The circular outlines the recent announcement that wash water discharge of open-loop scrubbers is prohibited in Turkish waters.
This is to inform you that the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey has announced on 06 April 2021 that the wash water discharge of open-loop scrubbers is prohibited in Turkish waters and therefore the vessels operating with open-loop scrubber will have to switch to low-sulphur compliant fuels when entering / sailing in Turkish waters. In addition, the vessels which do not comply with the regulation may be imposed pollution fine by the Turkish authorities.
For further details, enclosed herewith please see our revised company circular regarding the scrubber usage in Turkey.
For more information please get in touch with your usual Club contact who will be pleased to assist you.