Turkey sets tighter regulations for Bosporus passage

Oct 10, 2002 02:00 AM

Cargo ships between 200-250 meters in length are not allowed to pass through Canakkale or Bosporus Straits at night. Also ships that are an insurance or pollution risk are banned from entering the Bosporus.
Director of Canakkale Maritime Undersecretariat Alparslan Kaya stated that some changes were made at "the regulation of Turkish Bosporus ship traffic order".

According to this regulation, the passage of ships that contain dangerous cargo can only travel during daylight hours. Canakkale and the Bosporus have been saved from sea pollution and maritime accidents.
Kaya reported that the passage of large ships and ships carrying dangerous cargo through the Bosporus will not be allowed unless they give a copy of their international risk insurance policy to the unit directing ship traffic. According to the regulation, an International Environment Security Certificate will be required to indemnify the harm that accidents cause. As a result ships that do not possess an insurance policy and certificates of environmental security will not be allowed to pass through the Bosporus.

Source: Turkish Daily News
Market Research

The International Affairs Institute (IAI) and OCP Policy Center recently launched a new book: The Future of Natural Gas. Markets and Geopolitics.

Cover_242-width

The book is an in-depth analysis of some of the fastest moving gas markets, attempting to define the trends of a resource that will have a decisive role in shaping the global economy and modelling the geopolitical dynamics in the next decades.

Some of the top scholars in the energy sector have contributed to this volume such as Gonzalo Escribano, Director Energy and Climate Change Programme, Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid, Coby van der Linde, Director Clingendael International Energy Programme, The Hague and Houda Ben Jannet Allal, General Director Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME), Paris.

For only €32.50 you have your own copy of The Future of Natural Gas. Markets and Geopolitics. Click here to order now!


 

Upcoming Conferences
« June 2019 »
June
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Register to announce Your Event

View All Events