Lloyd's Register Statutory Alert
Statutory alert: Low-sulphur fuel oils in Turkish ports and waters; Applicabilty: All owners, operators and ships' staff.
Lloyd’s Register has received information from the Turkish Administration regarding the requirement to use low-sulphur fuel oils in Turkish ports and waters. The procedures, actions and record keeping which are currently used to comply with the Sulphur Directive in EU ports and waters are also to be used when in Turkish ports and waters. This requirement was effective as of January 1, 2012. If any specific clarifications are required then the Turkish authorities should be contacted.