Government Look to Clear Turkish Waters of Inactive Vessels - Turkey
The UK Club have received the following update from Ersoy Bilgehan, regarding inactive vessels in Turkish waters.
The Turkish Parliament has ratified the omnibus bill numbered 7061 which includes a crucial amendment (“Amendment”) to the Turkish Ports Act (“Act”) and entrusts Harbour Masters with broad powers vis-à-vis all those who are interested in unattended, abandoned or inactive vessels (hereinafter jointly referred to as “Inactive Vessels”) and wrecks within the legal areas of Turkish ports. The amendment entered into force on 5 December 2017 after being published in the Official Gazette.
Members can read the full client alert on their website here.