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Update on marine pollution fines in Turkey as of 1 January 2021

Members are advised that, further to the club’s news update on 23 January 2020, and a recent circular by the club’s correspondent, Omur Marine, the levels of pollution fines being applied by environmental authorities in Turkey have been increased by 9.11%.

As of 1 January 2021 the fine rates imposed under article 20 of the Environment Code are as follows:

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)

Ships less than 1000 GT 661.95 TL per GT
Ships between 1000 GT – 5000 GT 165.49 TL per GT in addition to the above amount
Ships more than 5000 GT 16.54 TL per GT in addition to the above amounts

For pollution caused by tankers discharging dirty ballast

Ships less than 1000 GT 120.60 TL per GT
Ships between 1000 GT – 5000 GT 24.06 TL per GT in addition to the above amount
Ships more than 5000 GT 3.82 TL per GT in addition to the above amounts

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

Ships less than 1000 GT 330.97 TL per GT
Ships between 1000 GT – 5000 GT 66.20 TL per GT in addition to the above amount
Ships more than 5000 GT 16.54 TL per GT in addition to the above amounts

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

Ships less than 1000 GT 165.49 TL per GT
Ships between 1000 GT – 5000 GT 33.10 TL per GT in addition to the above amount
Ships more than 5000 GT 16.54 TL per GT in addition to the above amounts