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.
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
The UK Club have received the following update from Ersoy Bilgehan, regarding inactive vessels in Turkish waters.
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.
The UK Club has received the following update from correspondents, Omur Marine, regarding regulation of marine traffic in Turkish Straits.