Checking validity of P&I certificates

30 Nov 2022 / Turkey

A reminder is issued regarding the official circular related to the issuance of a letter by P&I companies for ships carrying crude oil which will be in force on 01 December 2022 - attached the official circular on this matter.

The letter issued by the P&I company of the ship carrying crude oil needs to include the ship’s details, cargo and voyage details and must be submitted to the VTS center together with the Sailing Plan 1 (SP1) report by the respective agent before the vessel arrives at the Turkish Straits.

If the letter is not submitted to the VTS center on time, the vessel will lose its transit time and cause an additional delay in the transit passage at the Turkish Straits.

This includes the tankers that have already arrived at Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits.

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

Source: Turkey Chamber of Shipping / Circular No. 841 / Issued 17 November 2022

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