Libya releases Turkish-owned cargo ship after paying fine

Libyan militia released the Turkish-owned cargo ship MV Mabrooka on Thursday, following detention on 5 December off Derna. The release was allowed after reportedly paying a fine for entering Libyan waters without permission.  

EU to set additional sanctions against Turkey

The European Union is about to set additional sanctions on Turkish individuals and companies responsible for drilling in contested waters in the Mediterranean, as Reuters news agency reported.

EU imposes sanctions against Turkey

Following the dispute between Greece and Turkey in regards to who has the right to exploit gas reserves in key areas of the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece and the EU declared that Turkey’s actions are illegal.

Guide launched for salvage claims in Turkish Straits

The Swedish Club launched a guide by Caglar Coskunsu at Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm about salvage claims in Turkish Straits, in order to understand the claims in Turkish Straits, how the system is operated and who the salvors are should be known.

Watch: Cruise ship Monarch heading for scrapping

The video depicts the last moments of the famous cruise ship Monarch, which had once been among the first pioneering Sovereign class ships, introduced by Royal Caribbean International nearly 30 years ago.

Ships with open loop scrubbers may face fines in Turkey

Although there is no formal limitation or ban on the discharge of scrubber wash-water, environmental authorities in Turkey may fine the ship if the samples collected from the overboard discharge line is suspected to be a pollutant, the Standard P&I Club warned. 

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