Turkey – 2022 Tariffs for Sea Pollution Fines
The Club would like to draw Members’ attention to the 2022 tariffs for sea pollution fines in Turkey, applicable from 1 January 2022. The rates have been increased by 36.20%, compared to last year’s rates. A summary of the fines with recommendations on how to avoid the fines, prepared by the UK P&I Club’s Correspondents, Vitsan, may be downloaded below.
If Members have any questions relating to these fines, your usual contact at the Club will be pleased to assist you.
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