Britannia P&I warns on Turkish port fines

Britannia P&I Club has warned its members that fines were being implemented on members because repair works had been carried out in ports without permission.

Britannia noted that regulations in Turkish ports forbade various activities taking place without the permission of the relevant harbour master. It said that it had been advised by local correspondents that there had been several cases of fines being imposed.

Britannia reminded Members that work required permission from the harbour master included:

·       ship repairs, including painting and hot work

·       lowering and/or launching lifeboats

·       transhipment

·       underwater activity such as diving, cable laying/removing and deploying buoys.