The Club's correspondent, Vitsan Istanbul, has issued a Circular to alert Members to a Notice issued by Turkiye's Directorate General of Maritime on 31 December 2022 regarding the South Anchorage Areas of the Istanbul Strait.
Turkiye - 2023 Pollution Fines
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the 2023 sea pollution fines in Turkiye applicable from 1 January 2023
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest Circular from the Club's correspondent in Turkiye, Vitsan Istanbul
Following significant engagement between the International Group and the Government of Turkey, an agreement has now been reached for such ships carrying crude oil cargoes and that will allow Members to continue voyages through Turkish controlled international straits and waters.
Club statement on proposed changes in requirements for laden oil tankers to evidence P&I cover while in Turkish waters.
The International Group is aware of an announcement by the maritime authorities in Turkey concerning proposed changes in requirements for laden oil tankers to evidence P&I cover while in Turkish waters.
The Club's Correspondent, Vitsan, has issued a Circular to advise Members of amendments and new provisions in the Turkish Environmental Law for Marine Pollution Incidents, published in the Official Gazette on 15 June 2022.
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the 2022 tariffs for sea pollution fines in Turkey, applicable from 1 January 2022.
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.
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
TURKEY - 2021 Pollution fine tariffs
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the new 2021 pollution fine tariffs in Turkey, applicable from 1 January 2021
On 10 December 2020, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication in Turkey issued a Circular containing new Covid-19 precautionary measures which need to be complied with by Pilot Stations and the vessels at Turkish ports
The UK Club have received the following client alert from law firm Ersoy Bilgehan Lawyers and Consultants, regarding significant amendments to the Turkish Ports Regulation.
Reference is made to the most recent update from the Club, giving notification of the new tariff for pollution fines in Turkish waters. Particular attention should be given to the fact that these administrative fines imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, pursuant to the Turkish Environmental Code (EC), are drastically increased in comparison to previous tariffs.
Legal Article: Turkey - Compulsory mediation for resolving commercial disputes as of 1 January 2019
New articles have recently been added to the Turkish Commercial Code making it compulsory for parties to refer their commercial disputes to mediation before commencing proceedings in court.
Members' attention is drawn to the attached update on the 2019 tariffs for pollution fines in Turkish waters
New pollution fine tariff for Turkey in 2019
The Club have received a Circular from our local correspondents on the new pollution fines coming into place in Turkey from 2019.
The UK Club have received the following update from Ersoy Bilgehan, regarding inactive vessels in Turkish waters.
Sea Pollution Fines 2018 - Turkey
The UK P&I Club have received the following circular from Omur Marine, regarding updated sea pollution fines in Turkey for 2018.
The UK P&I Club has collaborated with Advocate Sertaç Sayhan, to issue this Legal Brieﬁng on "Cargo Claims under the Turkish Commercial Code".
The Club has recently been advised of the amendments to Turkish Law in relation to drug smuggling; of particular note is the confiscation of vehicles which has been summarised in the attached bulletin.