The pollution fines are issued by the Turkish Environment Code dated 1983, number 2872.

Namely, the fines are divided in four categories: A, B, C and D.

Category A: Pollution from tankers discharging petroleum products and derivatives (raw petroleum, fuel oil, bilge, oil mud, refined product oil waste etc.)

Up to 1,000 (inclusive) GT 606.67 TL per unit GT
Between 1,000 and 5,000 (inclusive) GT An additional 151.67 TL per unit GT
Over 5,000 GT An additional 15.16 TL per unit GT

 

Category B: Pollution from dirty ballast discharged to sea by tankers

Up to 1,000 (inclusive) GT 110.53 TL per unit GT
Between 1,000 and 5,000 (inclusive) GT An additional 22.05 TL per unit GT
Over 5,000 GT An additional 3.51 TL per unit GT

 

Category C: Pollution from ships and other sea vehicles that release petroleum/ petroleum derivatives (bilge, oil mud, freight mud, fuel oil, oil waste or dirty ballast, etc.)

Up to 1,000 (inclusive) GT 303.34 TL per unit GT
Between 1,000 and 5,000 (inclusive) GT An additional 60.67 TL per unit GT
Over 5,000 GT An additional 15.16 TL per unit GT

 

Category D: Pollution from garbage and sewage discharged to sea by ships, tankers or other sea vessels

Up to 1,000 (inclusive) GT 151.67 TL per unit GT
Between 1,000 and 5,000 (inclusive) GT An additional 30.34 TL per unit GT
Over 5,000 GT An additional 15.16 TL per unit GT

In early 2019, the London P&I Club informed about the fines and provided recommendations on how to avoid the fines in Turkey.