Turkey - 2019 tariffs for pollution fines in Turkish waters
Members’ attention is drawn to the attached update on the 2019 tariffs for pollution fines in Turkish waters, received from lawyers Ulgener Legal Consultants Law Office.
If Members have any questions on this update, your usual contact at the Club would be pleased to assist you.
Microsoft Word - circular turkey.docx (221 KB)
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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.
The new Environment Examination Regulation number 31509 dated 12 June 2021 was published and contained inspection information, and does not contain any increase on fine amount, thus the Pollution tariff 2021 is still valid.
The Club would like to draw Members’ attention to recent increases in fines for ship-source pollution under Greek Environmental Law. These increases, which are substantial, have been introduced via Presidential Decrees 113/2019 and 108/2019 to bring Greek environmental legislation in line with EU Directives 2005/35 and 2009/123.