NEW POLLUTION FINE TARRIFS FOR THE YEAR 2021 IN TURKISH WATERS

  • Dear Sirs , 24.12.2020 We would like to inform you of the new pollution fine tariffs which will be applicable starting from 01 January 2021 as declared in the Official Gazette published on 24 December 2020. In general, the fines have increased %9,11. Please find below the new tariffs. Pollution fines are divided in four categories: A, B, C and D. Category A: Pollution caused by tankers discharging petroleum products and derivatives (raw petroleum, fuel oil, bilge, oil mud, refined product oil waste etc.) Up to 1,000 (inclusive) GT Between 1,000 and 5,000 (inclusive) GT Over 5,000 GT Up to 1,000 (inclusive) GT Between 1,000 and 5,000 (inclusive) GT Over 5,000 GT Up to 1,000 (inclusive) GT Between 1,000 and 5,000 (inclusive) GT Over 5,000 GT Up to 1,000 (inclusive) GT Between 1,000 and 5,000 (inclusive) GT Over 5,000 GT 661.94 TL per unit GT An additional 165.49 TL per unit GT An additional 16.54 TL per unit GT 120.60 TL per unit GT An additional 24.06 TL per unit GT An additional 3.82 TL per unit GT 330.97 TL per unit GT An additional 66.20 TL per unit GT An additional 16.54 TL per unit GT 165.49 TL per unit GT An additional 33.10 TL per unit GT An additional 16.54 TL per unit GT Category B: Pollution from dirty ballast discharged to sea by tankers Category C: Pollution caused by ships and other sea vehicles that release petroleum/ petroleum derivatives (bilge, oil mud, freight mud, fuel oil, oil waste or dirty ballast, etc.) Category D: Pollution from garbage and sewage discharged to sea by ships, tankers or other sea vessels  Any fine can be objected before the respective court within 30 days as of the date of the service of the fine.  If the fine is paid within 30 days as of the service of the fine, a 25% discount is available. Please do not hesitate to contact the below persons 7/24 should you have further queries.