Turkish ports – fuel oil sulphur content regulations

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The General Directorate of Marine Transport of the Republic of Turkey has announced that, with effect from 1 January 2012, all vessels at berth in Turkish ports or operating in the inland waterways will be required to use marine diesel fuel with a sulphur content of no more than 0.1%.

Passenger vessels operating within Turkish territorial waters will be restricted to using fuels with a sulphur content of no more than 1.5%.

A copy of the circular No:517/2011 between the General Directorate of Marine Transport and the Istanbul & Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean, Black Sea Regions Chamber of Shipping can be read here.