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Regulation on Preventing Collision at Sea

In the Regulation AmendRegulation on Preventing Collision at Sea'.ing the Regulation on the Implementation of the Turkish Citizenship Law published in the Official Gazette dated 12.12.2023, an important amendment was made regarding the Obtaining of Turkish Citizenship by Foreigners Through Acquisition of Property.

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Türkiye’de Deniz Kirliliği Cezalarına İlişkin Yeni Düzenleme

28 Aralık 2023 tarihinde Resmi Gazete'de yayımlanan idari para cezaları revize edilmiştir. Deniz kirliliğine yönelik yeni tedbirlerle birlikte, 2872 sayılı Çevre Kanunu'nun 20. maddesi uyarınca para cezaları artırıldığından, Türk kirlilikle mücadele yönetmeliklerini ihlal eden gemiler daha ağır cezalarla karşı karşıya kalmaktadır.

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Current Pollution Administrative Fines

On 28 December 2023 the administrative fines have been revised and published in the Official Gazette. With the new measures for marine pollution the vessels that violate Turkish anti-pollution regulations face harsher penalties as the fines have been raised under article 20 of Environmental Code no:2872.

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Maritime Disputes: A Comprehensive Examination of LMAA, ISTAC, and Turkish Courts’ Approaches to Maritime Cases - Part 2

Security refers to the financial guarantee required from the plaintiff in lawsuits initiated by foreign parties in Turkey to cover the court's litigation expenses and potential damages of the defendant.

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Maritime Disputes: A Comprehensive Examination of LMAA, ISTAC, and Turkish Courts’ Approaches to Maritime Cases - Part 1

As a preliminary observation, it is crucial to highlight that Turkey does not currently possess a dedicated arbitration center established solely for the administration of maritime law. There are several main arbitration organizations based in Turkey, including the Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC), Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Mediation Centre (ITOTAM), Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Court of Arbitration, and Turkish Bar Association Arbitration Center.

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Cargo Shortage/Overlanding Claims in Turkish Jurisdiction

Due to the nature of bulk cargoes, it is not always possible to determine the exact quantity of the cargo because different measurement methods, taking different variables while calculating and sometimes a simple calculation error may result in unwanted outcomes. Foreseeing the risks, acting prudent and taking preventive measurements are key when protecting the vessel interests in order to prevent the possible consequences.

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