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Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure announcement for the amendment on the tariff of Light & Life Saving dues at Turkish Straits effective as of 07/10/2022


The following vessels are held exempted from dues for lighthouses and rescue services 

1.  Foreign flag vessels with a Net Register Tonnage of up to 30 tons (excluding NT of 30 tons) 

2.  Turkish flag vessels with a Net Register Tonnage of up to 100 tons (excluding NT of 100 tons) 

3.  Turkish flag fishing and sponges’ vessels with an NRT of up to 300 tons (excluding NT of 300 tons) 

4.  Battleships, ships with pennants, as well as scientific research and training (school) ships 

5.  Floating docks, off shore docks, etc. that is not counted as ships 

6.  Vessels towed by such ships operating within the boundaries of a port and being subject to annual fee 

7. Changes of location within the same port for voyage of entry, or entry-exit circumstances within the same port during loading, unloading of those ships, having already paid up port entry dues. 

8. Those ships that have taken refuge or called in at ports and dockyards for such reasons as bearing away to leeward, accident, or breakdown; that have entered into shipyard for any kind of repair – maintenance works; and that have evidenced, in this connection, by virtue of documents to be obtained from relevant official bodies that they would not intend to conduct any commercial activities, will become exempted from port dues only. 

9. Those ships that have lost their non-stopover status due to bearing away to leeward, breakdown, and accident shall be exempted from port dues, but pay a difference rate only. 

10. Dues payable for such vessels with a tonnage exceeding tonnage of exemption shall be calculated on basis of their total net tonnage 

11. Those ships that have to enter into the straits or taken refuge in any ports, due to bad weather conditions, shall be held exempted from the straits and port dues, upon submitting such documents on condition that they obtain necessary permissions from relevant authorities.