Turkey: Increase in fines under Turkish Law


Published: 6 December 2013

The Association would highlight to members a recent development under Turkish law applicable to breaches of the “Law on Protection of Life and Property at Sea No. 4922”.

This, along with the Regulation on “General Inspection and Certification of Ships” of 2006, applies to both Turkish and foreign flagged vessels that enter in to Turkish waters and ports.

New fine levels have come in to effect as of December 2013, and may be levied for each instance of an invalid or incomplete certificate or document. For Turkish flagged vessels there are also additional fines in case of repeat detentions in foreign ports for deficiencies.

Members are asked to take note and ensure that their vessels comply with the necessary standards before making a call in Turkey.

The Association is grateful to Messrs. Ersoy Bilgehan for contributing this information.