Turkey Waste Rules

Turkey’s new grey water rules.

Motorboats cruising in Turkish waters without grey water tanks run the risk of a fine or having their vessel impounded as we found out from Motor Boats Monthly. Batur Kumbaki, a Turkish government officer based at Didim Marina, told the organisation that fines of around £590 could be levied against offending boatowners.
Many countries have outlawed the dumping of black water to avoid sewage contamination, but the Turkish ruling means that boats can no longer dispose of washing-up, shower and deck cleaning water directly into the sea!

Reports from boats currently in Turkey confirm that the law had been in force for more than a year but it was only this year that officials were occasionally visiting boats .

Turkish Coast copy