Turkey - Excess Bunker Quantities Alert

This Alert intends to raise the awareness of the ship interests and commands on the recent trend of penalty and criminal charges based on Anti-Smuggling Law Nr. 5607 and dated 31/03/2007 (as last amended on 28.03.2013 by Law No:6455 / Art. 54) and enforced by customs authorities in case of determination of excessiveness on the declared bunker quantities prior to the arrival to the Turkish Ports.

Kalimbassieris Maritime, Turkey, recommend Owners to note and take necessary precautions accordingly to avoid any enforcement by customs authorities in relation with bunker excess issues as per the headlines and brief explanations specified in the Alert.

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