Sea pollution fines 2018 – Turkey

UK P&I Club said that it had received a circular from Omur Marine regarding updated sea pollution fines in Turkey for 2018. Pursuant to notice 2018/1 from Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, the level of applicable sea pollution fines scale has been updated for this year.

For pollution caused by tankers discharging petroleum and petroleum derivatives (such as crude oil, fuel products, bilge, sludge, slop, refined product, greasy waste materials etc):

  • for vessels less than 1,000 GT / 97.20.-TL per GT;
  • for vessels between 1,000 GT and 5,000 GT / in addition to above fine amount 24.24.-TL per GT;
  • for vessels more than 5,000 GT / in addition to above fine amounts 2.32.-TL per GT.

For pollution caused by tankers discharging dirty ballast:

  • for vessels less than 1,000 GT / 72.88.-TL per GT;
  • for vessels between 1,000 GT and 5,000 GT / in addition to above fine amount 14.54.-TL per GT;
  • for vessels more than 5,000 GT / in addition to above fine amounts 2.32.-TL per GT.

For pollution caused by ships and other naval vessels discharging petroleum derivatives (such as bilge, sludge, slop, fuel products, greasy waste materials etc) or dirty ballast:

  • For vessels less than 1,000 GT / 48.58.-TL per GT;
  • for vessels between 1,000 GT and 5,000 GT / in addition to above fine amount 9.67.-TL per GT;
  • for vessels more than 5,000 GT / in addition to above fine amounts 2.32.-TL per GT.

For pollution caused by tankers, ships and other naval vessels discharging solid waste or domestic wastewater:

  • For vessels less than 1,000 GT / 24.24.-TL per GT;
  • For vessels between 1,000 GT and 5,000 GT / additional to above fine amount 4.78.-TL per GT;
  • For vessels more than 5,000 GT / additional to above fine amounts 0.90.-TL per GT.

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