Pollution fines tariff – Turkey

 

Revised pollution fines tariff for 2012 as of 1/12/2012 up tp 30/12/2012

 Petrol and Petroleum products discharged to sea by tankers:

  1. Up to 1000 (inclusive) gross tons: Per Ton* : 62.80 TL
  2. Between 1000 and 5000 (inclusive) gross tons: Per Ton* : 15.67 TL
  3. Over 5000 gross tons: Per Ton* : 1.52 TL

 

 Dirty ballast discharged to sea by tankers:

  1. Up to 1000 (inclusive) gross tons: Per Ton* : 47.09 TL
  2. Between 1000 and 5000 (inclusive) gross tons: Per Ton*: 9.39 TL
  3. Over 5000 gross tons: Per Ton* : 1.52 TL

 Petrol/Petroleum products and dirty ballast discharged to sea by vessels or any other sea vehicles:

  1. Up to 1000 (inclusive) gross tons: Per Ton* : 31.39 TL
  2. Between 1000 and 5000 (inclusive) gross tons: Per Ton* : 6.26 TL
  3. Over 5000 gross tons: Per Ton* : 1.52 TL

 Garbage and sewage discharged to sea by vessels and any other sea vehicles:

  1. Up to 1000 (inclusive) gross tons: Per Ton* : 15.67 TL
  2. Between 1000 and 5000 (inclusive) gross tons: Per Ton*: 3.10 TL
  3. Over 5000 gross tons: Per Ton* : 0.61 TL

The Exchange Rates of the Turkish Central Bank can be checked here.

Additional information

As per the relevant Law, in case of the repetition of the pollution offence by the same ship within 3 (three) years time;

  • At the first repetition, the fine amount is increased by one time more, and,
  • At the second and more repetition the fine is calculated and imposed twice as much.

In case of discharge of any dangerous substances or disposals to sea, the fine will be calculated 10 (ten) times as much taking the category of Petrol and Petroleum Products fines as basis.

If the fine is paid immediately (in any case before the vessel’s sailing / within max, 30 days) 25% reduction will be benefitted.

Source: Vitsan, S.A.

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