Checking validity of P&I certificates

21 Nov 2022 / Turkish Straits, Turkey

Turkey’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, General Directorate of Maritime Affairs, has advised that from 1 December 2022, vessels carrying crude oil and transiting the Turkish Straits must provide an insurance letter from the P&I companies stating the ship details, cargo and voyage and confirming that P&I insurance is valid and inclusive for the ship, voyage and cargo.

This letter must be added to the Sailing Plan 1 (SP-1) report while submitting to the Turkish authorities by ship agents and insurance companies. The letter must be sent to the e-mail address [email protected] by the insurance companies or their representatives.

If an illegal commercial act is made or prohibitions are violated prior to a liability giving rise to a loss, or in other cases such as these, damages will not be covered even if the ship has a valid P&I policy.

For further details, as well as information about operations in Turkey, contact GAC Turkey at [email protected]

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