PORTS OF AMBARLI

 

LOCATION: Ambarli port is located on the North shores of the sea of Marmara. Ambarli Port Complex is located 34 km. away from Istanbul and is very close to TEM and E-5 highways. The port is divided into 2 region. Region No.1 Ambarli New Port, located to the west of the oil terminals, consisting of privately owned dry, bulk anf container terminals. Region No.2 consists of the oil platforms, jetties and mooring buoys.
REGION NO.1:
– Kumport
– Akcansa Cement Pier
– Mardas
– Armaport
– Anadolu and Set cement Pier
– Soyak
REGION NO.2: (see ” Cekisan Terminals – H.Dere”)
– Cekisan (BP Amoco/ Mobil/Shell) Jetty, Offshore Platform and Mooring Buoys.
– BP Amoco Mooring buoys
– Aygaz Offshore Platform
– TEAS/Petrol Ofisi Platform and Mooring Buoys.
– Total Offshore Platform (see “Total Terminal – Haramidere”)
PORT LIMITS: are bounded by lines joining 4 positions;
a) Lat.40 59′ 15″ N , Long. 28 32′ 30″ E b) Lat.40 57′ 12″ N , Long. 28 32′ 30″ E
c) Lat.40 58′ 20″ N , Long. 28 43′ 30″ E d) Lat.40 54′ 32″ N , Long. 28 43′ 37″ E.
RESTRICTIONS: Tankers are restricted to daylight berthing only. All other vessels berth thought 24 hours.
ANCHORAGE AREAS: The anchorage is located to the West of the ports holding ground good.
(Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot station).
A- Anchorage area for dangerous cargo vessels;
40ø 57′.25N, 28ø 35′.30E, 40ø 56′.25N, 28ø 35 ’30E,
40ø 57′.05N, 28ø 37′.30E, 40ø 55′.50N, 28ø 57′.30E.
B- Anchorage area for ro-ro and general cargo vessels ;
40ø 57′.05N, 28ø 37′.30E , 40ø 55′.50N, 28ø 57′.30E,
40ø 55′.05N, 28ø 40′.00E , 40ø 57′.30N, 28ø 40′.00E.
PILOTAGE: : is compulsory for berthing and unberthing and anchoring, Call ARPAS Pilot on VHF channels 12, 16 two hours before arrival at Ambarli.Pilots boarding point is located in position Lat. 40 56.7 N, Long.28 40.5 E. ARPAS, which has been providing Pilotage and Tug-Boat services within the boundaries of the Ambarli Port since 4.09.1998.
Call Name                        : ARPAS Pilot
Telephone                       : (90- 212) 875 40 50 / 2 lines
Fax                                  : (90- 212) 875 33 12
VHF Band                         : Ch. 16, 12
Working Hours                 : 24 hours
TOWAGE: and/or mooring boat compulsory arranged by pilot and and provided by the ARPAS. There are 3 modern and powerful tug-Boats (ARPAS I-II, Kaptan H Alpaslan ) of over 30 ton pull-power, 22 meters long and with 2100 BHP and twin propellers; a fast pilot boat (Arpas VI) with 2×300 BHP and twin propellers; and two mooring boats (Arpas III-IV).
PILOT LADDER: will be prepared on vessel’s starboard side. If your vessel’s freeboard exceeds more than 5 meters, please prepare a combination ladder.
AIRPORT: At Istanbul distance apprx. 14 km from the port.
DEVELOPMENTS: There is a breakwater under construction to the West of the general cargo port.

(A) KUMPORT

OPERATED BY: Kumport Liman Isletmesi San. Tic. A.S.
ADDRESS: Angurya Citfligi Mevkii, Kumpoprt Liman Tesisleri Yakuplu,34900 Buyukcekmece – Istanbul, Turkey
TELEPHONE: (0212) 875 27 61
FAX: (0212) 875 27 60
LOCATION: 40° 58′ N, 28° 43′ E
MAIN ACTIVITY Multipurpose cargoes (Restrictions; Ships carrying hazardous cargoes, IMCO Classes 2 to 7 are not allowed to enter the port).
BERTHING: General cargo, Ro-Ro and container port, consisting of 16 berths.

BERTHS NO LENGTH (m) DEPTH (m) BERTH GROUPS
1 309 -13.5 Container
2 100 -11 Container
3 167 -8 Gen.Cargo
3R 30 -8 Ro-Ro Ramp
4 150 -8 Gen.Cargo
5 55 -10 Ro-Ro (under construction)
6 150 -10 Gen.Cargo/Ro-Ro
7 250 -13 Gen.Cargo/Container
8 250 -13 Gen.Cargo/Container
9 120 -10 Container
10 150 -4 –7 Gen.Cargo
11 150 -4 –7 Gen.Cargo
12 120 -10 Bulk Cargo
13 250 -13 Bulk Cargo
14 250 -7 –11 Bulk Cargo
15 120 -6 –7 Bulk Cargo

CARGO HANDLING RATES: Bulk Cargo 8.000tons/day, Container 2.000 TEU/day, General cargo 2.000tons/day., Logs 2.400tons/day., Steel products 10.000tons/day, Rulos Paper 1.500tons/day, Ro-Ro 50TIR/hr.
CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT: Container cranes 1x104tons, 1x64tons, mobile cranes 2x400tons, 3x60tons, 2x40tons, container stacker 2x45tons, trailers 52 x35 tons, Forklifts 10 pcs various sizes.
STORAGE AREA: open area 375.000 sq.m. and covered 4.500 sq.m.
FRESH WATER: available.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round. (2×12 hours shifts)
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: available .
DEVELOPMENTS: There is a new Ro-Ro terminal with 250 TIR capacity car terminal, 500 TEU inland terminal under construction.

(B) AKCANSA CEMENT PIER

OPERATED BY: Akcansa Cimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
ADDRESS: Ambarli Liman Tesisleri Akcansa Liman Tesisleri Yakuplu 34900 Istanbul – Turkey.
TELEPHONE: (0212) 875 27 00
FAX: (0212) 875 27 22
LOCATION: 40° 58′ N, 28° 41 E
MAX.SIZE: draft for the port is 13.0 m..
DESCRIPTION: Akçansa Ports, run by modern principles of port management, for the handling of all kinds of bulk load and other cargo also serves third parties.
BERTHING: There is a total berthing length of 805m. width 25m. with Ro-Ro berth.

BERTHS NO LENGTH (m) DEPTH (m) BERTH GROUPS
1 310 -14 Bulk / Gen.Cargo
2 310 -10 Bulk / Gen.Cargo
Ro-Ro 75 -8 Ro-Ro Ramp

CARGO HANDLED: Scrap, Pig-iron, Pipes, Paper, Wood products, Timber, Coal, Chemicals, General cargo, Palletized cargo, Bulk, Liquid and Solid. Loading and discharging capacity 10.000 tons/day.
CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS: Mobil Cranes; 2x100tons, 2x50tons, special mobile cranes 1x50tons, cat loader 6 pcs,There is special equipment available to discharge scrap, logs, paper etc. There are 12×6 cu.m. mechanical graps and 4 hoppers available. Weigh-bridge 80 tons.
STORAGE AREA: There is 1.000 sq.m. closed storage area and 18.000sq.m. open storage area that is custom bonded. There is additional 19.000sq.m. open storage area.
FRESH WATER: available by barge.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: sevice is not available.

(C) MARDAS PORT

OPERATED BY: Mardas, Marmara Deniz Isletmeligi A.S.
ADDRESS: Ambarli Liman Tesisleri Madras Iskelesi Yakuplu 34900 Istanbul – Turkey.
TELEPHONE: (0212) 875 27 32 PBX
FAX: (0212) 875 27 38
LOCATION: 40° 57′ 8″ N, 28° 40′ 7″ E
MAX.SIZE: 178.000 dwt.
DESCRIPTION: The largest iron-steel raw material, iron ore and products handled.
BERTHING: There is a total berthing length of 800m. width 25m. with 2 Ro-Ro berths. Depth alongside varies from 6.5m. – 14.5m.
CARGO HANDLED: Scrap, Ferro alloys, Pig-iron, Rebars, Billets, Pipe, Paper, Wood products, Coal, Sugar, Cocoa, Cereals, Chemicals, General cargo, Palletized cargo, Bulk, Liquid and Solid, Container etc.Loading and discharging capacity 10.000 tons/day.
CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS: Cranes 1x80tons, scrap handlers 6 pcs, harbour cranes 1x100tons, grapples 4×4.5cu.m. and 4x8cu.m., clamshell grabs 2x8cu.m. loader 1pc, wheel loader 2pcs, forklifts 1x4tons, 1x6tons, 1x8tons, 1x10tons and ancillary cargo handling equipment; generator 2 pcs, a magnetic sweeper.
STORAGE AREA: open storage 40.000 sq.m and covered 6.000 sq.m. (custom bonded).
FIRE EXTINGUISH EQUIPMENT: Available
FRESH WATER: available.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: sevice is not available.

in the ports of Turkey section.

(D) AMBARLI SHIPOWNERS PORT

OPERATED BY: Armatrörler Liman Isletmeciligi Tic. ve San. A.S.
ADDRESS: Yakuplu Köyu, ALTAS Liman Tesisleri, Armatörler Iskelesi Ambarli – Istanbul, Turkey.
TELEPHONE: (212) 875 45 25 / 4 lines.
FAX: (0212) 875 28 11
LOCATION: 40° 49′ N, 28° 32′ E
MAX.SIZE: 50.000 dwt.
BERTHING:

BERTHS NO LENGTH (m) DEPTH (m) BERTH GROUPS
1 264 -12 Gen.Cargo /Container
2 264 -12 Gen.Cargo /Container
3 305 -12 Gen.Cargo Gen.Cargo
4 305 -12 Gen.Cargo /Container
Ro-Ro * -12 Ro-Ro
*At the end of pier No.1 85 -12 Gen.Cargo /Container

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS: Mobile Cranes; 1x120tons, 1x100tons,1x63tons, 1x30tons, 3x20tons, Container Stackers; 3x45tons and 1x18tons, Telescopic Spreaders; 2×20 -40ft and Fixed spreaders; 2x20ft and 2x40ft., Forklifts; 8x5tons, 8×3 tons, 2x14tons, 1x30tons, trailers 4x35tons, bobcat 1 ,Loader 2,weigh-bridge 2x100tons and equipments for bulk cargoes.
STORAGE AREA: Total port area is 128.000 sq.m. Container handling yard 50.000sq.m. Warehouse storage 5.000sq.m. Open storage 60.000 sq.m.
FRESH WATER: available by barge.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is not available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: available .There is a bilge slop facilities available.
DEVELOPMENTS: Land available for additional 40.000 m3

(E) ANADOLU AND SET CEMENT PIER

OPERATED BY: Anadolu Cimentolari T.A.S.
ADDRESS: Ambarli Liman Tesisleri Anadolu Liman Tesisleri Yakuplu 34900 Buyukcekmece- Istanbul, Turkey.
TELEPHONE: (0212) 875 27 45
FAX: (0212) 875 27 52
LOCATION: 40° 48′ N, 28° 30 E
MAX.SIZE: draft for the port is 13.0 m..
BERTHING: There is a total berthing length of 240m. width 20m.Drafts at the shore end of quay max draft 3m.; to quay length 70m. max draft 7m.; and thereafter to seaward end of the quay on the East side max.draft 9.5m. and on the West side max.draft 10.5m.
CARGO HANDLED: Bulk cement, trass (cement additive) coal and clinker. The terminal does not handle any third party cargoes.
CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS: 1 pneumatic mobile crane, 1 loader, 1 forklift and 1x2cu.m. grab.
STORAGE AREA: Open storage area 20.000sq.m. total storage area 36.000sq.m.
FIRE EXTINGUISH EQUIPMENT: Available
FRESH WATER: available by barge.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
WORKING HOURS: operates 0800 hrs to 2400 hrs.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is not available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: sevice is not available.

(F) SOYAK PORT

OPERATED BY: Soyak Port Liman Isletmeleri A.S.
ADDRESS: Yakuplu Köyu, Angurya Ciftligi Mevkii, Yakuplu 34900 Buyukcekmece – Istanbul, Turkey
LOCATION: 40° 58′ N, 28° 27′ E
TELEPHONE: (212) 875 32 00 / 4 lines
FAX: (212) 875 32 03
DESCRIPTION: Soyak Port is a general cargo, Ro-Ro and container port. SOYAKPORT whose all sub-structural works and surface plants were constructed by Soyak Group as a multi-purpose port , all kinds of goods from container to automobile, from cast goods to mixed commodities, are being loaded and unloaded with the appropriate equipment.
BERTHING: There is a total berthing length of 350m.

 

BERTHS NO LENGTH (m) DEPTH (m) HEIGHT (m)
1 150 -9 3
2 200 -11 3

CARGO HANDLED: Multipurpose (except liquids).
CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS: Mobil Cranes; 2x7tons, 1x80tons, 1x25tons , several tower cranes up to 130tons,1 loader, stackers 3x45tons, forklifts up to 5tons, weigh-bridge 80 tons, 8 TIR low bed trailers and 1 tractor.
STORAGE AREA: There is 2.750 sq.m. closed storage area and 65.000sq.m. open storage area that is custom bonded.
FRESH WATER: available by barge.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: service is not available.
DEVELOPMENTS: During the next 2 years, a new 450m. pier with 55.000 sq.m. of open bonded storage is to be built.

CEKISAN (MOBIL/SHELL/BP) TERMINALS – HARAMIDERE

LOCATION: The platform of mooring buoys are mostly used in common by Mobil, Shell, Petrol Ofisi, TEAÞ and BP therefore the administration may become either one those companies depending on the ownership of cargo loaded or discharged. These area are located on the North East shores of the sea of Marmara. These area into Region No.2 consists of the oil platforms, jetties and mooring buoys;
– Cekisan (BP Amoco/ Mobil/Shell) Jetty, Offshore Platform and Mooring Buoys.
– BP Amoco Mooring buoys
– Aygaz Offshore Platform
– TEAS/Petrol Ofisi Platform and Mooring Buoys.
PORT LIMITS: are bounded by lines joining 4 positions;
a) Lat.40 59′ 15″ N , Long. 28 32′ 30″ E b) Lat.40 57′ 12″ N , Long. 28 32′ 30″ E
c) Lat.40 58′ 20″ N , Long. 28 43′ 30″ E d) Lat.40 54′ 32″ N , Long. 28 43′ 37″ E.
RESTRICTIONS: Tankers are restricted to daylight berthing only.
ANCHORAGE AREAS: The anchorage is located to the West of the ports holding ground good.
(Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot station).
A- Anchorage area for dangerous cargo vessels;
40ø 57′.25N, 28ø 35′.30E, 40ø 56′.25N, 28ø 35 ’30E,
40ø 57′.05N, 28ø 37′.30E, 40ø 55′.50N, 28ø 57′.30E.
B- Anchorage area for ro-ro and general cargo vessels ;
40ø 57′.05N, 28ø 37′.30E , 40ø 55′.50N, 28ø 57′.30E,
40ø 55′.05N, 28ø 40′.00E , 40ø 57′.30N, 28ø 40′.00E.
PILOTAGE: : is compulsory for berthing and unberthing and anchoring, Call ARPAS Pilot on VHF channels 12, 16, two hours before arrival at Haramidere. Pilots boarding point is located in position Lat. 40 56.7 N, Long.28 40.5 E. ARPAS, which has been providing Pilotage and Tug-Boat services within the boundaries of the Ambarlý Port and Haramidere since 24.09.1998.
Call Name                      : ARPAS Pilot
Telephone                     : (90- 212) 875 40 50 / 2 lines
Fax                                : (90- 212) 875 33 12
VHF Band                       : Ch. 16, 12
Working Hours               : 24 hours
TOWAGE: and/or mooring boat compulsory arranged by pilot and and provided by the ARPAS.There are 3 modern and powerful tug-Boats (ARPAS I-II, Kaptan H Alpaslan ) of over 30 ton pull-power, 22 meters long and with 2100 BHP and twin propellers; a fast pilot boat (Arpas VI) with 2×300 BHP and twin propellers; and two mooring boats (Arpas III-IV).
PILOT LADDER: will be prepared on vessel’s starboard side. If your vessel’s freeboard exceeds more than 5 meters, please prepare a combination ladder.
AIRPORT: At Istanbul distance apprx. 11 km from the terminals.
DENSITY: 1017

(A) CEKISAN (BP Amoco/Mobil/Shell) TERMINAL

OPERATED BY: Cekisan Depolama Hizmetleri Ltd. Sti.
ADDRESS: Ambarli Tesisler yolu P.K. 14 Avcilar 34840 Istanbul, Turkey
TELEPHONE: (212) 875 06 28 / 10 lines (Shell & Mobil terminal FAX: (212) 875 06 47
TELEPHONE: (212) 519 15 06 (BP Amoco terminal) FAX: (212) 519 15 05
LOCATION: The Terminal is located in position Lat. 40° 59′ 05″ N, Long. 28° 42′ 00″ E. and has 3 facilities located within the boundaries of Ambarli Port;
Jett :                                     Lat. 40° 58′ 05″ N, Long. 28° 42′ 00″ E.
Mooring Buoys:                     Lat. 40° 58′ 10″ N, Long. 28° 41′ 50″ E.
Offshore Platform                 Lat. 40° 58′ 20″ N, Long. 28° 41′ 35″ E.
Approaches: to the terminal is from the south.
RESTRICTIONS: Stern discharge required, daylight berthing only.
Max. SIZE: and draft for each berth are follows;

 

BERTHS D.W.T. DRAFT (m) LOA (m) REMARKS
Mooring Buoys 40.000 -12 Tanker
Offshore Platform 15.000 -9 150 Tanker
Jetty 1.000 -4 150 Tanker

 

BERTHS LENGTH (m) DEPTH (m) WIDTH (m) REMARKS
Mooring Buoys -12.5 Tanker
Offshore Platform 9 -9.5 9 Tanker
Jetty 160 -4.5 9 Tanker

 

BERTHS PIPE LINE (inch) DISCHARGE (t.p.h.) CARGO
Mooring Buoys 8 –10 300 Fuel Oil 6
8 – 10 250 –300 Gasoil Unleaded Premium Leaded Premium Gasoline
Offshore Platform 8 250 –300 Gasoil Unleaded Premium Leaded Premium Gasoline
Jetty 6 150- 200 Fuel Oil 6
6 150 Chemical
6 150 Fuel Oil 6
4 75 (loading) Gas Oil
4 75 (loading) Fuel Oil 6
4 75 (loading) Gas Oil

FRESH WATER: not available. Vessels at anchorage can be supplied by barge only
BUNKER: not available. Vessels at anchorage can be supplied by barge only
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is not available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: service is not available.

(B) BP Amoco Mooring Buoys

OPERATED BY: BP Amoco Turkey
ADDRESS: Ambarli Tesisler yolu P.K. 14 Avcilar 34840 Istanbul, Turkey
TELEPHONE: (212) 591 15 06
FAX: (212) 591 15 05
LOCATION: Multi-mooring buoy berth, located S.E. of Haramidere in position
Lat. 40° 58′ 05″ N, Long. 28° 41′ 40″ E.
RESTRICTIONS: berthing during daylight only.
Max.SIZE: 25.000 dwt.
BERTHING: Depth at the berth is 12m. Vessels approach the berth from deep water.
CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: Discharge through 3x6inch hose connections.
DISCHARGING: products only handled at the terminal. Discharge rate 200 tons/hr.
FRESH WATER: not available. Vessels at anchorage can be supplied by barge only
BUNKER: not available. Vessels at anchorage can be supplied by barge only
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is not available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: service is not available.

 

(C) PETROL OFISI (POAS) Buoys

OPERATED BY: Petrol Ofisi A.S.
ADDRESS: Ambarli Dolum Tesisleri Avcilar 34840 Istanbul, Turkey
TELEPHONE: (212) 591 95 19
FAX: (212) 591 01 39
LOCATION: The mooring buoy berth, located S.E. of Haramidere
RESTRICTIONS: berthing during daylight only.
Max. SIZE: 25.000 dwt.
BERTHING: Depth at the berth is 31 ft.
CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: Discharge through 1×8 inch hose connections.
DISCHARGING: products only handled at the terminal. Discharge rate 400 tons/hr.
FRESH WATER: not available. Vessels at anchorage can be supplied by barge only
BUNKER: not available. Vessels at anchorage can be supplied by barge only
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is not available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: service is not available.

(D) TEAS /PETROL OFISI (POAS) PLATFORM

OPERATED BY: Turkey Electric Generating Transmission Company & Petrol Ofisi A.S.
ADDRESS: Ambarli Dolum Tesisleri Avcilar 34840 Istanbul, Turkey
TELEPHONE: (212) 591 95 19
FAX: (212) 591 01 39
LOCATION: The TEAS platform is jointly used by TEAS and Petrol Ofisi
RESTRICTIONS: stern discharge required, berthing during daylight only.
Max. SIZE: Max draft 13 m. There are no deadweight, LOA or beam restrictions.
BERTHING: Vessels berth stern to platform, running mooring lines to mooring buoys on each quarter. Vessels approach the berth from deep water.
CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: Stern discharge through 1×10 inch pipe lines.
DISCHARGING: Cargoes handled at the terminal are black and white products.. Discharge rate 700 tons/hr.
FRESH WATER: available from quay or at anchorage by barge.
BUNKER: not available. Vessels at anchorage can be supplied by barge only
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is not available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: service is not available.

(E) AYGAZ OFFSHORE PLATFORM

OPERATED BY: Aygaz A.S. -Istanbul
ADDRESS: Ambarli Dolum Tesisleri Avcilar 34840 Istanbul, Turkey
TELEPHONE: (212) 274 30 00
FAX: (212) 288 40 72
LOCATION: The offshore platform is located in position Lat. 40° 58′ 30″ N, Long. 28° 41′ 36″ E.
RESTRICTION: berthing during daylight only.
Max. SIZE: LOA 200 m., draft 7.2 m.
BERTHING: Vessels berth alongside the platform and approach the berth from deep water.
CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: Discharge of liquids through 1×6 inch pipe line and gas through 1×3 inch. Pipe line. Platform manifold is 15 m. above sea level.
DISCHARGING: Cargo handled at the terminal is LPG.
FRESH WATER: not available. Vessels at anchorage can be supplied by barge only
BUNKER: not available. Vessels at anchorage can be supplied by barge only
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is not available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: service is not available.

DARDANELLES (CANAKKALE) STRAIT

NELLES (CANAKKALE) STRAIT:
Northwestern Turkey is divided by a complex waterway that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea. The channel passing between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara is named the Istanbul Bogazi, more commonly called the Bosporus. Istanbul is positioned at the south end of the Bosporus. The Sea of Marmara is connected to the Aegean Sea by a channel called the Canakkale Bogazi, also known as the Dardanelles.

The Turkish Straits, comprising the Strait of Canakkale, the Strait of Istanbul and the Sea of Marmara and, are unique in many respects. The very narrow and winding shape of the strait is more a kin to that of the river. It is an established fact that the Turkish Straits are one of the most hazardous, crowded, difficult and potentially dangerous, waterways in the world for marines. All the dangers and obstacles characteristic of narrow waterways are present and acute in this critical sea lane.

The length of the strait of the Canakkale is about 37.8 nautical miles with a general width ranging 0.7 nautical miles to 1.08 nautical miles. A very sharp course alteration is needed at the narrowest point. (More than 90 degrees)

VESSEL TRAFFIC SEPARATION Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS)
The boundaries of the Traffic Separation Schemes which shall apply in the Straits and Marmara Region are delimited.

All maritime traffic must stay to the starboard side of the channel.
In the North,

Lat. 40 deg 37’N., Long. 027 deg 11′ E
Lat.40 deg 27′ N., Long. 027 deg 09′ E

In the South, by the Southwest border of the area joining the following points:
Lat. 40 deg. 05′ N., Long. 026 deg. 11′ E
Lat. 40 deg. 02′ N., Long. 025 deg. 55′ E
Lat. 39 deg. 50′ N., Long. 025 deg. 53′ E
Lat. 39 deg. 44′ N., Long. 025 deg. 55′ E
Lat. 39 deg. 44′ N., Long. 026 deg. 09′ E

Traffic Separation Schemes that are prepared in accordance with the guidelines in the “Ship’s Routing” publication of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are shown in the planning chart no. 9001.

NORTHBOUND OF STRAITS DARDANELLES PASSAGE : Please call Mehmetcik Control Station by VHF Channel 11, Prior 30 nm to Mehmetcik Light House, and ask for permission to enter Dardanelles Strait. When you get green light from the Control Station, call also Mehmetcik Pilot by VHF Channel 71 advising your position and stand by on VHF Channel 11/71 till entering the Dardanelles and then switch to VHF Channel 13 till leaving the Dardanelles Strait.

SOUTHBOUND OF STRAITS DARDANELLES PASSAGE : Please call Gelibolu Control Station by VHF Channel 11, prior 30 nm to Gelibolu Light House, and ask for permission to enter Dardanelles Strait. When you get green light from the Control Station, call also Gelibolu Pilot by VHF Channel 71 advising your position and stand by on VHF Channel 11/71 till entering the Dardanelles and then switch to VHF Channel 13 till leaving the Dardanelles Strait.

IN THE FUTURE NEW TRAFFIC SCHEMES; Vessel Traffic Management Info System (VTMIS) with the completion of the VTMIS system and the related Data Handling System, the Strait Management has most advanced safety systems for the control of shipping. However, it is always open to improvement. The VTMIS is in operation for the approaches to both of the straits Bosphorus and Dardanelles and including Marmara Sea region. The area is divided into two regions, each having its own Traffic Control Centre (TKM) (Istinye-Bosphorus and Akbas-Dardanelles Straits) to communicate with shipping. The two regions are subdivided into 13 sectors of Traffic Observer Station (TGI) (At Bosphorus strait; Yonburnu, Garipce, Rumelikavagi, Beykoz, Kanlica ,Kandilli, Uskudar, Ahirkapi and at Dardanelles Strait; Zincirbozan Gocukburnu, Poyraztepe, Kepez, Kumkale) , each having a VTS radar systems will be worked in the mid 2002’s.

GUIDE TO MASTERS PASSING THROUGH THE TURKISH STRAITS

ENTRANCE

DARDANELLES: Is the Strait joining the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, boundaries of which are between the line joining Mehmetcik Lighthouse and Kumkale Lighthouse in the South and the line between Gelibolu Lighthouse and Zincirbozan Lighthouse in the North.

In the Dardanelles, vessels should, in accordance with Rule No. 9 of the Regulations for Prevention Collisions at Sea, keep to that side of mid-channel which lies on their starboard side, taking care to make sound signals in accordance with the rule when approaching the narrows of Canakkale and the bend of Nara. Vessels should also take every precaution to avoid meeting other vessels in the areas between Kilitbahir and Canakkale, between Nara and Kilia, between Gelibolu and Cardak; and, when the current or weather is in their favor should give way to oncoming vessels by stopping or reducing speed.

According to New Maritime Traffice Regulations for the Turkish Straits and the Marmara Sea, Masters/Owners/Agents of the vessels must comply with the following rules when proceeding through the Straits and the Marmara Sea to ensure safety of life and property.

VOYAGE / SAILING PLAN (ADVANCE INFORMATION)
Masters or Owners or Chatterers of the vessels which are 500 gross tons or more, 24 hours before the mouth of the Strait of Istanbul or the Strait of Canakkale, must give Sailing Plan 1 (SP-1) to Traffic control Center thru their agents and masters of vessels must giveSailing Plan 2 (SP-2) by VHF Channel 16 or 71, directly to the Traffic Control Center, two hours before arriving at the mouth of
the Strait or at a distance of 20 nm from the mouth of the Strait , whichever comes first.

NAME OF REPORT: SAILING PLAN 1 (SP-1)

A) Ship’s Name, Call Sign, Flag
B) Date and Time
C) Position (Reporting Position)
F) Sea Speed – Maximum Continuous Maneuvering Speed
G) Port of Departure
H) Date, Time and Point of Entry Into Traffic Separation Scheme
I) Port of Destination
J) Request Pilot (Yes/No) – Strait of Istanbul; Sea of Marmara; Strait of
Canakkale
O) Forward and Aft Draught (Meter) – Max. Air Draught (Meter)
P) Type of Cargo
Q) Defect/Damage/Deficiencies/Other Limitations
R) Description of Dangerous, Nuclear and Pollution Goods.
T) Ship’s Type/Size; Length Overall, GRT; Present Displacement
X) Any Other Information

NAME OF REPORT: SAILING PLAN 2 (SP-2)

A) Ship’s name, call sign, flag
D) Position (bearing-distance)
H) Date, time and point of entry into traffic separation scheme
J) Request pilot (yes/no) Strait of Istanbul, Sea of Marmara, Strait
of Canakkale
Q) Defect/damage/deficiencies/other limitations
X) Any other information

Note: Reference points in the position of the Article D
** Turkeli Light
** Ahirkapi Light
** Gelibolu Light
** Mehmetcik Light

PILOTAGE
Turkish vessels 150 meters or more in length passing through the Straits shall take a pilot. Pilots are allowed to board vessels coming from the Black Sea at Rumeli Kavagi before the vessel has been granted pratique at Buyukdere. It is strongly recommended that pilots be used during navigation through the Straits so as to minimize the risk of accidents as much as possible.

Pilotage is not compulsory for transit vessels but recommended by the local authorities for the convenience of the masters to comply with the new maritime traffic. Vessels not taking pilot may be exposed to wait turn at anchorage before entrance to the straits since vessels taken pilot has more chance to enter the strait upon arrival. Vessels requiring a pilot must hoist G flag and give the signal by whistle or by morse code at night.

Vessels 150 m or more in length are strongly recommended to take a pilot for safety purposes.

PILOTAGE SERVICES IN THE STRAIT OF DARDANELLES:

North of Canakkale Bogazi pilot embarkation place: Pilot embarkation is carried out on a line of 3 NM distance drawn from the position Lat. 40 deg. 24′.10 N; Long. 26 deg. 41′.00 E to the direction 056 deg. subject to weather conditions.

North of Canakkale Bogazi pilot disembarkation place: Pilot disembarkation is carried out on a line of 3 NM distance drawn from the position Lat. 40 deg. 23′ 30 N; Long. 16 deg. 41′.00 E to the direction 052 deg. subject to weather conditions.

South of Canakkale Bogazi pilot embarkation place: Pilot embarkation is carried out on a line of 3 NM distance drawn from the position 40 deg. 02′.00 N; Long. 26 deg. 11′.92 E to the direction 262 deg. subject to weather conditions.

South of Canakkale Bogazi pilot disembarkation place: Pilot disembarkation is carried out on a line of 3 NM distance drawn from the position Lat. 40 deg. 01′.25 N; Long. 26 deg. 11′.92 E to the direction 258 deg. subject to weather conditions.

PILOT LADDER: will be prepared on vessel’s starboard side. If your vessel’s freeboard exceeds more than 5 meters, please prepare a combination ladder.

PILOTAGE STATIONS AT DARDANELLES:

DARDANELLES: Mehmetcik (Dardanelles) Pilot Station situated at the southern entrance to Dardanelles (Cape Hellas), Gelibolu Pilot Station situated at the northern entrance to Dardanelles.VHF Channel 16 . 24 hours.

DARDANELLES: Is the Strait joining the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, boundaries of which are between the line joining Mehmetcik Lighthouse in the South and the line between Gelibolu Lighthouse and Zincirbozan Lighthouse in the north.

Gelibolu
Call Name : Gelibolu Pilot
Position : Lat. 40 deg. 24′.50 N., Long. 26 deg. 40.’95 E
Telephone : (0 286) 566 16 12
Fax : (0 286) 566 16 11
VHF Band : Ch 16, 71
Working Hours : 24 hours
Mehmetcik
Call Name : Canakkale Pilot
Position : Lat. 40 deg. 02’57 N., Long. 26 deg. 11′.42 E
Telephone : (0 286) 844 61 54
Fax : (0 286) 844 62 95
VHF Band : Ch 16, 71
Working Hours : 24 hours

ANCHORAGE: When traffic in the Straits has to be temporarily suspended and to be directed, vessels will await the opening of the Strait of Canakkale in the Gelibolu – Sarkoy area in the Sea of Marmara, and the southwest of Bozcaada in the Aegean Sea and in anchorages established in Karanlik Harbour in the Strait of Canakkale. . (see straits anchorage areas)

AGENT CONTACT AREAS Vessels navigating within the Istanbul Straits may not make agent contacts except in anchorage areas. In cases of necessity, after obtaining permission from the Traffic Control Stations, agent contacts can be made while proceeding, as near to the outer limit of the traffic lane which is on the starboard of the vessel and without endangering the navigational safety; (see anchorage areas)

THE SANITARY INSPECTION: The Sanitary Inspection of ships arriving from the Aegean Sea is carried out at the Strait of Dardanelles, or arriving from the Black Sea, in the North of the line connecting Hamsi Limani and Filburnu lights. However, tankers with a deadweight over 100.000 tons proceeding to the Gulf of Izmit to discharge or load petroleum products may obtain pratique there without stopping at Canakkale (Dardanelles), provided agents are notified 96 hours in advance. Quarantina control area is 40 05 N Long 26 20 E .(in Karanlik Liman)

In the event of bad weather at Canakkale, vessels may be allowed to continue their voyage to Istanbul and undergo Sanitary Inspection there. Permission to do so is notified to them by the Canakkale Sanitary office with the signal letters H.M. in day time and three vertical lights (green, white, green) at night.

The ship must produce the following documents to sanitary boat:
1. Sanitary Declaration Form
2. Deratization Certificate
3. Tonnage Certificate
4. Ship Registery Certificate
5. One copy crew list.

L.O.A../DRAFT There is no definite L.O.A. and/or draft restriction determined by Administration, however, The vessels that are 150-200m.in length and/or whose draft is between 10-15m.,shall submit SP-1 report to Traffic Control Center, at least 24 hrs before to their entry to the Turkish straits, the vessels that are 200-300 m. in length and/or have more than 15 m. draft, shall submit SP-1 report at least 48 hrs prior to their entry into the Turkish straits.

FOR THE VESSELS THAT ARE MORE THAN 300 M. In length, the owner or operator of such vessels shall provide the administration with the info on the vessel and its cargo during the planning phase of the sail. the Traffic Control Center and if necessary the administration, based on these data provided to them about the vessels , shall inform the relevant vessel’s owner, the operator or the captain of the requirements and the recommendations, if any, that are necessary to ensure a safe passage of the vessel in question through the Turkish Straits, taking into account all specifications of the vessels , including their dimensions and maneuvering capabilities, the morphological and physical structure of the Turkish straits, the condition of the season, the safety of life, property and environment as well as the maritime traffic. Those vessels which fulfill the necessary conditions for the passage shall submit the SP-1 report at least 72 hrs in advance

DANGEROUS CARGO REGULATIONS : No refuse, landfill, bilge water, domestic and industrial waste, ecologically harmful or unsanitary material, oil and other pollutants can be dumped or discharged into the sea in the Straits and Marmara region. (MARPOL 73/78, Annex 1).Vessels in the Stratis and Marmara region must take every measure not to create air pollution.

The transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes shall be carried out according to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Wastes and Their Disposal, and the transportation of harmful substances will be in accordance with the relevant international conventions

WIND AND SEA: The prevailing wind is N.

TIDES: There is but little tidal fluctuation.

CURRENTS: When the surface current speed in the strait of Istanbul and the Strait of Canakkale exceeds 4 knots or when northerly surface currents are caused by southerly winds, then, vessels carrying dangerous cargo, large vessels and deep draught vessels with a speed of 10 knots or less, will not enter the straits and will wait until current speeds are 4 knots or less, or the northerly currents have stopped. However, vessels other than those mentioned above, if they wish to do so, may undertake their passage by obtaining the tugboat/tugboats, which the Traffic Control Center will determine in accordance with their tonnage.

When the surface current speed ýn the Strait of Canakkale, vessels difference between whose speed and the main surface current is less than 4 NM/hr will not enter the Strait and will wait for the currents speed to diminish. Vessels difference whose speed and the slowest current speed is less than 4 NM/hr will pass through the Strait with tug boats which will be determined by the Port Authority according to the tonnage of the vessel.

The administration shall notify the vessels and the relevant authorities of the conditions of the currents.

When the current speed or pattern revert to normal in the straits, the Traffic Control Center shall inform the vessels and the relevant authorities about the passage order of vessels through the straits which is established according to the Turkish Straits reporting system and according to the types of vessels in order to speed up the traffic flow.(TURBAP)

VISIBILITY IN THE STRAITS: When visibility is 2 nm or less, at any area in the straits, vessels passing through the straits will keep their radars turned on constantly to provide radar reading. On vessels with two radars, one of them will be assigned to the use of the pilot.
When visibility is 1.5 NM or less in any part of the Strait, vessels whose radar does not provide a complete display ability shall not enter the Strait.
When visibility in the Straits is 1 NM or less, vessels carrying dangerous cargo and large vessels shall not enter the Straits.
When visibility in any part of the Straits is less than 0.5 NM, the traffic flow in the Strait shall be closed in both directions.
When visibility in the Straits is suite

GENERAL RULES

A. Vessels navigating in the Turkish Straits, shall exercise full diligence and regard for the requirements of the traffic separation scheme.(COLREG Rule 10).

B. Vessels entering the area to transit through the Turkish Straits or entering a port in the area will comply with the reporting system (TUBRAP) established by the Administration.

C. Vessels navigating in the Turkish Straits shall continuously monitor the broadcasts of the Traffic Control Centre and follow the Center’s Instructions.

D. A vessel may not pass through the Straits in the tow of another vessel. Passage through the Straits is possible when the towage is carried out by tug boats or vessels suitably equipped for the operation.

E. The normal speed for vessels in the Straits is 10 nm over the ground. This speed may be exceeded if steerage way speed cannot be reached, by informing the Traffic Control Stations and taking care to avoid collisions and creating waves harmful to the surroundings.

F. In consideration of the limited maneuverability of vessels having deep draught, during the passage of such vessels through the Straits, sufficient space for maneuver and navigation will be provided (COLREG, Rule 3 h).

G. The passage of large vessels whose length exceeds 200 meters or having a draught greater than 15 meters, due to the adverse morphological, oceanographic and meteorological characteristics and physical constraints of the Straits of the Straits, is advised to take place in daytime.

H. The passage through the Straits of a “vessel not under command” or “a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver”, as defined in COLREG 72 (Rulo 3f and 3g), depends on the special permission of the Administration. If a vessels becomes “not under command” in the course of passage, the master of the vessel shall immediately inform the Traffic Control Station and follow the instructions given.

ONE-WAY AND TWO-WAY MARITIME TRAFFIC IN THE STRAITS: Vessels navigating in the Straits shall exercise full diligence and regard for the requirements of the traffic separation schemes. To proceeds within the traffic separation schemes is obligatory. Vessel shall proceed in the appropriate traffic lane in the general direction of traffic flow for that lane and shall keep as clear as possible to the traffic separation line. A vessel that is not able to comply with the requirements of the traffic separation scheme shall inform the Traffic Control Station well in advance. In such circumstances, the Administration may temporarily suspend the particular traffic separation scheme, or sections of it, and inform the vessels sailing in the area and advise them to vessels which cannot comply with the traffic separation scheme, the Administration may temporarily suspend two-way traffic and regulate one-way traffic to maintain a safe distance between vessels.

MISCELLANEOUS ACCIDENTS AND BREAKDOWNS While Underway Vessels whose direct transit passage through the Strait has been interrupted due to accidents, breakdowns or compulsory anchoring shall immediately inform the traffic control station and request advice and instructions. After measures are taken by the relevant Port Authority in regard to the safety of the vessel and the area, the vessel shall take a pilot and carry out the action required for the completion of the passage.

OVERTAKING – SHIP OVERTAKEN: Vessels navigating in the Straits shall not overtake vessels proceeding before them except due to necessity.

a. Vessels passing through the Strait shall maintain a distance of at least 8 cables (1600 yards) between each other.

b. If for any reason a vessel is going to reduce speed while navigating in the Straits, she shall first inform the vessels proceeding behind her.

c. A vessel navigating under her own power at low speed will keep to the most starboard side of her own traffic separation lane and will permit faster vessels to overtake her.

d. When a vessel needs to overtake a slower vessel in front of her, she shall first obtain a traffic report from the traffic control station, and if the situation is clear, shall inform the vessel to be overtaken. The overtaking shall if possible take place on one course.

e. Overtaking will not take place between Vanikoy and Kanlica in the Strait of Istanbul, and between Cape Nara and Cape Kilitbahir in the Strait of Canakkale.

STRAITS PASSAGE PROCEDURE

Application petitions prepared in respect of determination of straits passage conditions will be included below mentioned information. Furthermore, below requested documents to be enclosed;
1. Departure and arrival ports of the tow or vessel
2. ETA to Straits entrance
3. Displacement of the tow or vessel
4. Dimensions of the tow or vessel (LOA/ beam/ draught)
5. Flag of the tow or vessel
6. Present GRT/ NT/ DWT of the tow or vessel
7. Maximum speed and present situation of engine of the tow or vessel
8. Flag / GRT/ NT/ dimensions (LOA, beam, draught, air draught)/ engine power of the tug.

A.FOR THE APPLICATIONS IN RESPECT OF TOWAGES
1. Bollard Pull Certificate of the tug issued by the Authority or Class Society
2. Towage Certificate or Sailing Permit
3. If not included in the Towage Certificate or Sailing Permit, certificates of the towage equipments issued by the     Authority or Class Society
4. Tonnage Certificate/ Class or Register Certificate/ Safety Equipment Certificate/ Safety Manning Certificate/      Radio Certificate/ Load Line Certificate/ Safety Construction Certificate of the tug issued by the Authority or      Class Society
5. Detailed Towage Plan from up and side
6. Tonnage Certificate or General Arrangement of the tow issued by the Authority or Class Society
7. Documents pertaining to full cover P&I Insurance
a) Confirm or Statement Letter issued by P&I Insurance Company (the said letter will be included clearly below
mentioned information without referring anywhere)
i) Tug and tow is covered by P&I Insurance
ii) Financial Update of the insurance
b) If the tow is not included by the P&I Insurance of the tug, a separate P&I Insurance Policy arranged for the          tow
c) Valid P&I Certificate issued by P&I Insurance Company (there will be no exemption passage in respect of          collision or pollution)
d) Valid Hull & machinery Insurance Policy of the tug
e) Valid Hull Insurance Policy of tow (if she has engine and the engine is running, valid Machinery Insurance          Policy)

B.FOR THE APPLICATIONS IN RESPECT OF VESSEL DEPENDENT TO SPECIAL PASSAGE CONDITIONS
1. Tonnage Certificate/ Class or Register Certificate/ Safety Equipment Certificate/ Radio Certificate/ Load Line     Certificate/ Safety Construction Certificate of the vessel issued by the Authority or Class Society
2. Documents pertaining to full cover P&I Insurance
a) Confirm or Statement Letter issued by P&I Insurance Company (the said letter will be included clearly below
mentioned information without referring anywhere)
i) Tug and tow is covered by P&I Insurance
ii) Financial Update of the insurance
b) Valid P&I Certificate issued by P&I Insurance Company (there will be no exemption passage in respect of          collision or pollution)
c) Valid Hull & machinery Insurance Policy of the vessel

After presentation of the petition and the enclosed documents;
1. Application petition and enclosed documents to be checked by the Committee formed by Regional Management
2. Passage conditions are determined by the Committee for the vessels whose passages are approved.
3. If the length of the vessel or total length of the tow is equal or over 300m, passage permission is issued by Under     secretariat of Maritime Affairs
4. The vessels of tows whose permissions are issued by Under secretariat of maritime Affairs for the applications     whose lengths are equal or over 300m, Straits passage conditions are informed to relevant foundations/     association (for their information to Shore Security Commandership, Sea Police; for due to Canakkale Regional     Management, Istanbul Harbour Master, Istanbul Sea Traffic Control Centre, Canakkale Sea Traffic Control     Centre, Turkish Maritime Management, Harbour Management) and relevant agency
5. The vessel or tow is permitted to the straits passage who got the passage conditions, checked by Regional     Management.

POAS PIER ÇUBUKLU (BOSPHORUS)

OPERATED BY: Petrol Ofisi A.S. (POAS)
ADDRESS: Cayirbasi sok no.4 Cubuklu-Beykoz – Turkey
TELEPHONE: (216) 322 03 95
FAX: (216) 329 18 90
LOCATION: The port is situated on the Anatolian side of NE Bosphours in Istanbul
The private jetty constructed for discharging or loading petroleum products are handled at the terminal. There is no more instruction from load master.
RESTRICTION: Berthing during daylight only.
PILOTAGE: Pilotage is compulsory and is provided by the Turkish Maritime Organization.
TOWAGE: Towage is provided by the Port Administration.

PORT OF HAYDARPASA

OPERATED BY: General Directorate of Turkish Sate Railways (TCDD)
ADDRESS: TCDD Liman Isletmesi Mudurlugu Haydarpasa/Istanbul – Turkey
TELEPHONE: (0216) 337 99 88 – 336 94 45 – 348 80 20
FAX: (0216) 345 17 05
LOCATION: 40° 59′ 00″ N, 28° 57′ 00″ E
The port of Haydarpasa is situated on the Anatolian side of Bosphours in Istanbul. The port serves a
hinterland which is the most industrialized area of Turkiye. It has a great importance being a gateway to
the world as the biggest container port In Marmara Region The port has two breakwaters so as to protect
the vessels form all kinds of effects caused by the sea.
ANCHORAGE AREAS: please see “Anchorage Areas” in Turkish Straits & Istanbul region (Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot station).
PILOTAGE: : is compulsory for berthing and unberthing and anchoring, provided by the Turkish Maritime Organization.(TDI) .VHF channels 14, 16. Pilots meet vessels West of a line passing through the light on the breakwater of Kumkapi Fishing Boat Harbour.
TOWAGE: and/or mooring boat compulsory arranged by pilot and and provided by the Port Administration (TCDD). VHF channels 12, 16.
BERTHING

 

BERTH NO BERTH GROUP LENGTH(m) DEPTH(m)
1 Motor boat servicing 150 -2 –4,5
2-3 General Cargo/Dry Bulk 430 -5 –9.5
4-5 General Cargo 334 -9 -9.5
6 General Cargo 220 -9.25
7-8 General Cargo 246 -9
9 General Carg 206.5 -7
10-11 Container 350 -7 –10
12A – 12B Container 300 -10
13-14 Container 295 -7.5 – 8
15 General Cargo 220 -7
16 General Cargo 160 -6
17 Ro-Ro 141 -7
18 Ro-Ro 164 -7
19 General Cargo/Passenger(*) 97 -6
20 General Cargo/Passenger(*) 50 -6
21 General Cargo/Passenger(*) 50 -6

(*) There are plans for passenger vessels facilities

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS: The floating crafts comprise 1 floating crane of 250 tons cap. 17 shore and yard cranes of 3 to 35 tons capacity, 17 mobile cranes 5 to 25 tons capacity, 67 general cargo forklifts of 2 to 5 tons capacity, 1 loader, 6 tractors, 25 trailers of 40 tons capacity, 10 trailers of 20 tons capacity, weigh-bridges 2×100 tons. 2 rail ferries
STORAGE: Open storage areas 313.047 sq.m. and covered areas 21.043 sq.m and one container stacking areas 50.000 sq.m outside the port for stacking the empty containers.
CONTAINER HANDLING FACILITIES: 4 container quayside gantry cranes of 35 tons capacity, 16 reach stackers of 40 -42 tons capacity, 9 transtainers of 40 tons capacity, 20 container forklifts of 8 -40 tons capacity, 31 tug masters. The space for container terminal is nearly 100.000 sqm. The holding capacity of
the container terminal is 6.000 TEU (both full and empty). The annual capacity, on the other hand is 144.000 TEU/year.There are two areas hired outside the port for stacking the empty containers. A container freight station of 3.600 sq.m. is available behind the container quay. Another facility available at the port is the provision of reefer facilities for refrigerated containers.
RO-RO FACILITIES: Newly built modern ro-ro terminals is in service. The ro-Ro terminals can accommodate 360 ships per year, and can handle 410.000 tons/year of ro-ro cargo, 65.000 trucks (incoming-outgoing), and 60.000 cars/year.There are daily Ro-ro services between Haydarpasa and Trieste and Constanza ports.
BULK HANDLING FACILITIES: TMO Berths no: 2 and 3 serves the dry bulk traffic. A grain silo of 70.000 tons capacity is available and has a conveyor connection with the quay.
OTHER INFORMATIONS: A computer aided system for port operations has already been set up.
DENSITY: 1014-1016 always variable due to strong currents.
FRESH WATER: available on the berths or by barge.
BUNKER: available by barge or trucks.
AIRPORT: At Istanbul distance apprx. 30 km and 25 km to Sabiha Gokcen Airport from the port.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round,
Administrative: 08.00-17.30hrs.
First Shift: 08.00-16.30hrs.
Second Shift: 16.30-00.30hrs.
Third Shift: 00.30-08.00hrs.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: An oil-water separator system available at the capacity of 10.500 cu.m/year to clean bilge water in conformity with the IMO regulations.

ANCHORAGE AREAS

ANCHORING PERMISSION FOR THE “DIRECT PASSING VESSELS”

Subject to the permission of the Traffic Control Center, in order to supply needs, the direct passing vessels through the Turkish Straits may wait at the anchorage areas referred in Reg. 23 for 48 hours without free pratique under the supervision of the related authorities.

During this 48 hour period the vessel can exchange crew, land patients or dead bodies, supply bunker or provisions, undergo minor repairs, make agent contacts or supply other similar articles.

If the direct passing vessel requires to stay at anchor more than 48 hour period, have to anchor at the recommended anchorage area and must undergo free pratique, customs, immigration and other necessary formalities.

The following areas are designated as authorized anchorage for managing the traffic flow and for the vessels intending to wait at the anchor.

Due to serious pollution control measures at Turkish Waters, attached warning should be followed strictly.
– Crew change (replacement crew only)
– Supply of bunker / luboil / fresh water
– Supply of provisions / stores / secrets
– Minor repairs are permitted without increase on dues within 48 hours at anchorage.

All vessels have right to drift and to take supply (excluding bunkers & fresh water) at roads without anchoring.

A) ISTANBUL STRAITS NORTHERN ENTRANCE ANCHORAGE AREAS (following coordinates)
A- Anchorage area for dangerous cargo vessels
1. 41ø 15′.40N, 28ø 57′.45E
2. 41ø 17′.50N, 28ø 57′.45E
3. 41ø 17′.50N, 29ø 00′.00E
4. 41ø 14′.90N, 29ø 00′.00E

B- Anchorage area for passenger and general cargo vessels
1. 41ø 14′.90N, 29ø 00′.00E
2. 41ø 17′.50N, 29ø 00′.00E
3. 41ø 17′.50N, 29ø 02′.37E
4. 41ø 15′.90N, 29ø 05′.00E
5. 41ø 15′.00N, 29ø 05′.00E
B) ISTANBUL STRAITS SOUTHERN ENTRANCE ANCHORAGE AREAS

A- Waiting anchorage area (for berthing to Istanbul ports)
1. 41ø 00′.40N, 28ø 59′.15E
2. 40ø 59′.39N, 28ø 58′.60E
3. 40ø 58′.15N, 28ø 56′.50E
4. 41ø 00′.15N, 28ø 56′.50E

B- Anchorage area for left Istanbul ports (waiting long period and supplying)
1. 41ø 00′.15N, 28ø 56′.50E
2. 40ø 58′.15N, 28ø 56′.50E
3. 40ø 56′.82N, 28ø 53′.50E
4. 40ø 58′.92N, 28ø 53′.50E
C- Anchorage area for dangerous cargo vessels
1. 40ø 58′.92N, 28ø 53′.50E
2. 40ø 56′.82N, 28ø 53′.50E
3. 40ø 56′.12N, 28ø 51′.95E
4. 40ø 55′.88N, 28ø 50′.00E
5. 40ø 57′.48N, 28ø 50′.00E

D- Anchorage areas for Quarantine control
1. 40ø 57′.54N, 28ø 48′.70E
2. 40ø 56′.10N, 28ø 48′.70E
3. 40ø 56′.40N, 28ø 47′.40E
4. 40ø 58′.23N, 28ø 47′.40E

E- Anchorage area at Kucukcekmece
1. 40ø 58′.32N, 28ø 43′.50E
2. 40ø 56′.90N, 28ø 43′.50E
3. 40ø 56′.40N, 28ø 47′.40E
4. 40ø 58′.23N, 28ø 47′.40E

F- Anchorage areas at Kartal
1. 40ø 53′.20N, 29ø 11′.10E
2. 40ø 52′.55N, 29ø 09′.55E
3. 40ø 51′.00N, 29ø 10′.30E
4. 40ø 51′.40N, 29ø 12′.00E
5. 40ø 52′.60N, 29ø 13′.40E.

C) CANAKKALE STRAITS NORTHERN ENTRANCE ANCHORAGE AREAS. (following coordinates)

A- Anchorage area for dangerous cargo vessels
1. 40ø 37′.55N, 27ø 10′.00E
2. 40ø 36′.45N, 27ø 10′.00E
3. 40ø 32′.65N, 27ø 00′.00E
4. 40ø 33′.42N, 26ø 59′.80E

B- Anchorage area for passenger and general cargo vessels
1. 40ø 33′.42N, 26ø 59′.80E
2. 40ø 32′.65N, 27ø 00′.00E
3. 40ø 30′.00N, 26ø 53′.00E
4. 40ø 31′.30N, 26ø 52′.40E

D) CANAKKALE STRAITS KARANLIK LIMAN ANCHORAGE AREA. (also quarantine control)

Pilotage is compulsory for areas
1. 40ø 00′.90N, 26ø 15′.10E
2. 40ø 01′.70N, 26ø 17′.40E
3. 40ø 03′.07N, 26ø 18′.95E
4. 40ø 02′.55N, 26ø 19′.80E
5. 40ø 01′.40N, 26ø 18′.75E
6. 40ø 00′.30N, 26ø 15′.20E

E) CANAKKALE STRAITS SOUTHERN ENTRANCE ANCHORAGE AREAS.

A- Anchorage area for dangerous cargo vessels
1. 39ø 49′.17N, 26ø 00′.00E
2. 39ø 46′.00N, 25ø 57′.40E
3. 39ø 46′.90N, 25ø 55′.30E
4. 39ø 50′.45N, 25ø 53′.40E
5. 39ø 54′.15N, 25ø 57′.80E
6. 39ø 52′.75N, 26ø 00′.00E
7. 39ø 50′.40N, 25ø 57′.90E

B- Anchorage area for passenger and general cargo vessels
1. 39ø 48′.10N, 26ø 04′.97E
2. 39ø 44′.00N, 26ø 01′.90E
3. 39ø 46′.00N, 25ø 57′.40E
4. 39ø 49′.17N, 26ø 00′.00E

Anchor of all vessels must be placed well within the anchorage areas, so that no portion of the hull or rigging shall any time extend outside the boundaries of the anchorage area. No vessel shall anchor within a distance less than 2,5 cables from the shore line.

Please contact before anchor with Traffic Control Center by VHF ch16 or 11 .

BOSPHORUS (ISTANBUL) STRAIT

BOSPHORUS (ISTANBUL) STRAIT:

Northwestern Turkey is divided by a complex waterway that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea. The channel passing between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara is named the Istanbul Bogazi, more commonly called the Bosporus. Istanbul is positioned at the south end of the Bosporus. The Sea of Marmara is connected to the Aegean Sea by a channel called the Canakkale Bogazi, also known as the Dardanelles.

The Turkish Straits, comprising the Strait of Canakkale, the Strait of Istanbul and the Sea of Marmara and, are unique in many respects. The very narrow and winding shape of the strait is more a kin to that of the river. It is an established fact that the Turkish Straits are one of the most hazardous, crowded, difficult and potentially dangerous, waterways in the world for marines. All the dangers and obstacles characteristic of narrow waterways are present and acute in this critical sea lane.

The Strait of Istanbul is approximately 16.74 nautical miles long, with an average width of 0.81 nautical miles. It is only 0.378 nautical miles wide at its narrowest. The Straits of Istanbul takes several sharp turns. The ships are bound alter course at least 12 times at these bends. At the narrowest point, Kandilli (700 m), a 45 degree course alteration is required. The current can reach 7-8 knots at this point. At Yenikoy, the necessary course alteration is 80 degrees.

At the above mentioned turns (Kandilli and Yenikoy) where significant course alterations have to be made, the rear and forward sights are totally blocked prior to and during the course alteration. The ships approaching from the opposite direction cannot be seen round these bends.

There is also very heavy ferry traffic in the Strait of Istanbul, which crosses between European and Asiatic sides of the city.

There are two suspension-bridges spanning the Bosphorus which connects Europe and Asia. Istanbul – Bosphorus suspension bridges 3 miles within the Strait connects Europe and Asia. It is 1074 m long between the legs and has a vertical clearance of 64 m over a width of 400 m decreasing to 58 m at each end.

VESSEL TRAFFIC SEPARATION Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS)
The boundaries of the Traffic Separation Schemes which shall apply in the Straits and Marmara Region are delimited.
All maritime traffic must stay to the starboard side of the channel.
In the North, by the North border of the area joining the following points:
Lat. 41 deg. 16′ N., Long. 028 deg. 55′ E
Lat. 41 deg. 21′ N., Long. 028 deg. 55′ E
Lat. 41 deg. 21′ N., Long. 029 deg. 16′ E
Lat. 41 deg. 14′ N., Long. 029 deg. 16′ E

On the South, the South border of the area connecting the following points:
Lat.40 deg. 05′ N., Long. 026 deg. 11′ E
Lat.40 deg. 02′ N., Long. 025 deg. 55′ E
Lat.39 deg. 50′ N., Long. 025 deg. 53′ E
Lat.39 deg. 44′ N., Long. 025 deg. 55′ E
Lat.39 deg. 44 ‘N., Long. 026 deg. 09’ E

Traffic Separation Schemes that are prepared in accordance with the guidelines in the “Ship’s Routing” publication of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are shown in the planning chart no. 9001.

Southbound Of Bosphorus Passage Prosedure: Please call Turkeli Control Station by VHF Channel 13, Prior 30 nm to Turkeli Light House, and ask for permission to enter Bosphorus. When you get green light from the Control Station, call also Kavak Pilot by VHF Channel 71 advising your position and stand by on VHF Channel 13/71 till entering the Bosphorus and then switch to VHF Channel 12 till leaving the Strait. Report yourself to Turkeli Control Station by VHF Channel 13 while passing Anadolu Light House

North Bound Of B.P.P: Please call Istanbul Control Station by VHF Channel 11, prior 30 nm to Haydarpasa Break Water, and advise your position than proceed as per Control Station’s instructions and stand by on VHF Channel 11. When you get instruction for entrance from the Istanbul Control Station, call also Bosphorus Pilot by VHF Channel 71 advising your position and stand by on VHF Channel 11/71 till entering the strait and then switch to VHF Channel 12 till leaving the strait. Report yourself to Turkeli Control Station by VHF Channel 13 while passing Anadolu Light House

IN THE FUTURE NEW TRAFFIC SCHEMES; Vessel Traffic Management Info System (VTMIS) with the completion of the VTMIS system and the related Data Handling System, the Strait Management has most advanced safety systems for the control of shipping. However, it is always open to improvement. The VTMIS is in operation for the approaches to both of the straits Bosphorus and Dardanelles and including Marmara Sea region. The area is divided into two regions, each having its own Traffic Control Centre (TKM) (Istinye-Bosphorus and Akbas-Dardanelles Straits) to communicate with shipping. The two regions are subdivided into 13 sectors of Traffic Observer Station (TGI) (At Bosphorus strait; Yonburnu, Garipce, Rumelikavagi, Beykoz, Kanlica ,Kandilli,Uskudar, Ahirkapi and at Dardanelles Strait; Zincirbozan Gocukburnu, Poyraztepe, Kepez, Kumkale) , each having a VTS radar systems will be worked in the end of 2002’s.

Guide to Masters passing through the Turkish straits

ENTRANCE

BOSPHORUS: Is the Strait joining the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea and is located within the boundaries of the Port of Istanbul boundaries of which are described in the relevant regulations as follows:

”The port of Istanbul is the sea area (including the Golden Horn) between the lines that join Turkeli Feneri and Anadoul Feneri in the North, Bababurnu and Yelkenkaya Feneri in the South”.

According to New Maritime Traffic Regulations For The Turkish Straits and the Marmara Sea, Masters/Owners/Agents of the vessels must comply with the following rules when proceeding through the Straits and the Marmara Sea to ensure safety of life and property.

VOYAGE / SAILING PLAN (advance information)
Masters or Owners or Chatterers of the vessels which are 500 gross tons or more, 24 hours before the mouth of the Strait of Istanbul or the Strait of Canakkale, must give Sailing Plan 1 (SP-1) to Traffic Control Center thru their agents and masters of vessels must give
Sailing Plan 2 (SP-2) by VHF Channel 16 or 71, directly to the Traffic Control Center, two hours before arriving at the mouth of the Strait or at a distance of 20 nm from the mouth of the Strait , whichever comes first.

NAME OF REPORT: SAILING PLAN 1 (SP-1)
A) Ship’s Name, Call Sign, Flag
B) Date and Time
C) Position (Reporting Position)
F) Sea Speed – Maximum Continuous Maneuvering Speed
G) Port of Departure
H) Date, Time and Point of Entry Into Traffic Separation Scheme
I) Port of Destination
J) Request Pilot (Yes/No) – Strait of Istanbul; Sea of Marmara; Strait of
Canakkale
O) Forward and Aft Draught (Meter) – Max. Air Draught (Meter)
P) Type of Cargo
Q) Defect/Damage/Deficiencies/Other Limitations
R) Description of Dangerous, Nuclear and Pollution Goods.
T) Ship’s Type/Size; Length Overall, GRT; Present Displacement
X) Any Other Information

NAME OF REPORT: SAILING PLAN 2 (SP-2)
A) Ship’s name, call sign, flag
D) Position (bearing-distance)
H) Date, time and point of entry into traffic separation scheme
J) Request pilot (yes/no) Strait of Istanbul, Sea of Marmara, Strait
of Canakkale
Q) Defect/damage/deficiencies/other limitations
X) Any other information
Note: Reference points in the position of the Article D
** Turkeli Light
** Ahirkapi Light
** Gelibolu Light
** Mehmetcik Light

PILOTAGE

Turkish vessels 150 meters or more in length passing through the Straits shall take a pilot. Pilots are allowed to board vessels coming from the Black Sea at Rumeli Kavagi before the vessel has been granted pratique at Buyukdere. It is strongly recommended that pilots be used during navigation through the Straits so as to minimize the risk of accidents as much as possible.

Pilotage is not compulsory for transit vessels but recommended by the local authorities for the convenience of the masters to comply with the new maritime traffic. Vessels not taking pilot, may be exposed to wait turn at anchorage before entrance to the straits since vessels taken pilot has more chance to enter the strait upon arrival. Vessels requiring a pilot must hoist G flag and give the signal by whistle or by Morse code at night.

Vessels 150 m or more in length are strongly recommended to take a pilot for safety purposes.

PILOTAGE SERVICES IN THE STRAIT OF ISTANBUL:

North of the Strait of Istanbul (on the Black sea side) pilot embarkation place: Pilot embarkation is carried out between the positions Lat. 41 deg. 12′.30 N; Long. 29 deg. 06′.70 E and Lat. 41 deg. 15′ 15N; Long 29 deg. 07′.94 E on the Line of Southern traffic direction, subject to weather conditions.

North of the Strait of Istanbul (on the Black sea side) pilot disembarkation place: Pilot disembarkation is carried out on a line of 3 NM distance drawn from the position Lat. 41 deg. 12′.20 N; Long. 29 deg. 07′.00 E to the direction 040 deg., subject to weather conditions.

South of the Strait of Istanbul (on the Marmara sea side) pilot embarkation place: Pilot embarkation is carried out on a line of 3 NM distance drawn from the position Lat. 40 deg. 58′.20 N; Long. 28 deg. 59′.70 E to the direction 194 deg., subject to weather conditions.

South of the Strait of Istanbul (on the Marmara sea side) pilot disembarkation place: Pilot disembarkation is carried out on a line of 3 NM distance drawn from the position Lat. 40 deg. 58′.20 N; Long. 28 deg. 57′.70 E to the direction 234 deg., subject to weather conditions

PILOT LADDER: will be prepared on vessel’s starboard side. If your vessel’s freeboard exceeds more than 5 meters, please prepare a combination ladder.

PILOTAGE STATIONS AT BOSPHORUS

Rumeli Kavak :
Call Name : Kavak Pilot
Position : Lat. 41 deg. 10′.60 N., Long. 29 deg. 04′.40 E
Telephone : (0 212) 242 04 94 – 242 03 74
Fax : (0 212) 242 16 07
VHF Band : Ch. 16, 71
Working Hours : 24 hours
Istanbul :
Call Name : Istanbul Pilot
Position : Lat. 41 deg. 00′.70 N., Long. 29 deg. 00′.63 E
Telephone : (0 216) 333 05 33
VHF Band : Ch 16, 71
Working Hours : 24 hours

ANCHORAGE: When traffic in the Straits has to be temporarily suspended and to be directed, vessels will await the opening of the Strait of Istanbul to maritime traffic, in the Kilyos anchorage area on the Black Sea side, and in the Ahirkapi – Yesilkoy anchorage area in the Sea of Marmara. (see anchorage areas)

AGENT CONTACT AREAS Vessels navigating within the Istanbul Straits may not make agent contacts except in anchorage areas. In cases of necessity, after obtaining permission from the Traffic Control Stations, agent contacts can be made while proceeding, as near to the outer limit of the traffic lane which is on the starboard of the vessel and without endangering the navigational safety;

THE SANITARY INSPECTION: The vessels arriving from the Aegean Sea is carried out at the Strait of Dardanelles, or arriving from the Black Sea, in the North of the line connecting Hamsi Limani and Filburnu lights. However, tankers with a deadweight over 100.000 tons proceeding to the Gulf of Izmit to discharge or load petroleum products may obtain pratique there without stopping at Canakkale (Dardanelles), provided agents are notified 96 hours in advance.

In the event of bad weather at Canakkale, vessels may be allowed to continue their voyage to Istanbul and undergo Sanitary Inspection there. Permission to do so is notified to them by the Canakkale Sanitary office with the signal letters H.M. in day time and three vertical lights (green, white, green) at night.

The ship must produce the following documents to sanitary boat:
1. Sanitary Declaration Form
2. Deratization Certificate
3. Tonnage Certificate
4. Ship Registry Certificate
5. One copy crew list.

AIR DRAUGHT: Vessels that sail through the Strait of Istanbul in compliance with the traffic separation scheme shall pay attention to the warning lights of the bridges regarding sailing safety. Vessels, whose air draft is 58 meters and more may not pass through the Strait of Istanbul. Vessels, whose air draft is between 54 and 58 meters shall be accompanied by a tug boat of a number and force to be determined by the Administration to ensure that they keep their course.

L.O.A../DRAFT: There is no definite L.O.A. and/or draft restriction determined by Administration, however, The vessels that are 150-200m.in length and/or whose draft is between 10-15m.,shall submit SP-1 reports to Traffic Control Center, at least 24 hrs before to their entry to the Turkish straits, the vessels that are 200-300 m. in length and/or have more than 15 m. draft, shall submit SP-1 reports at least 48 hrs prior to their entry into the Turkish straits.

FOR THE VESSELS THAT ARE MORE THAN 300 M. In length, the owner or operator of such vessels shall provide the administration with the info on the vessel and its cargo during the planning phase of the sail. the Traffic Control Center and if necessary the administration, based on these data provided to them about the vessels , shall inform the relevant vessel’s owner, the operator or the captain of the requirements and the recommendations, if any, that are necessary to ensure a safe passage of the vessel in question through the Turkish Straits, taking into account all specifications of the vessels , including their dimensions and maneuvering capabilities, the morphological and physical structure of the Turkish straits, the condition of the season, the safety of life, property and environment as well as the maritime traffic. Those vessels which fulfill the necessary conditions for the passage shall submit the SP-1 report at least 72 hrs in advance.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR TANKERS WITH LOA 250 MTRS OR MORE at Bosphorus strait. Istanbul Traffic Control Station permits only 1 (one) tanker with LOA 250 meters or more to transit Bosphorus Strait between 05.30 and 07.30 hours. The first one on turn is chosen for transit. Tankers waiting in turn are only permitted to transit if they take an escort tug boat for passage, otherwise they are instructed to wait at the outside of Bosphorus until next daylight.

DANGEROUS CARGO REGULATIONS: No refuse, landfill, bilge water, domestic and industrial waste, ecologically harmful or unsanitary material, oil and other pollutants can be dumped or discharged into the sea in the Straits and Marmara region. (MARPOL 73/78, Annex1 )

Vessels in the Stratis and Marmara region must take every measure not to create air pollution.

The transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes shall be carried out according to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Wastes and Their Disposal, and the transportation of harmful substances will be in accordance with the relevant international conventions

When a vessel carrying dangerous cargo, enter the Strait of Istanbul (Bosphorus), another vessel with the same characteristics, may not be permitted to enter the straits, until, it has passed the “Istanbul Bogazi bridge”, when entering from the north and until it has passed the “Hamsi Burnu – Fil Burnu” line,when entering from the south, and in the case of the Strait of Canakkale (Dardanelles), until the vessel navigating ahead, has left the “Nara Burnu” region.

PASSAGE DURING DAY TIME In the Strait of Istanbul,it is recommended that the passage of vessels
whose length exceeds 200 meters or having draft of 15 meters or more takes place in day time.

WIND AND SEA: Winds from N and NE are most frequent. S winds are usually strong and squally and may sometimes reach to gale force and they are usually accompanied by low cloud and rain when strong and sometimes by fog when light. The NW winds are usually fresh. They are accompanied by clear weather. Strong S and SW winds are sometimes dangerous for vessels under loading and discharging

Transient Mediterranean lows migrating northeastward across the Aegean and Black Seas bring the most hazardous winter-time weather to Istanbul. The hazards result from strong south to southwesterly winds blowing across the Sea of Marmara in advance of the low pressure systems. The aircraft carrier anchorage located just west of the entrance to the Bosporus is fully exposed to the winds, which can reach 60 kt. Northerly winds are not identified as a problem for the port. The low-lying terrain to the north provides some protection to the aircraft carrier anchorage. The anchorage on the Bosporus adjacent to Dolmabahce Palace and the buoy positions immediately north of the anchorage are exposed to northerly or southerly winds that blow more-or-less parallel to the orientation of the waterway. The southerly winds ahead of approaching low pressure systems pose the greatest problem to the anchorage because of their strength, which can reach 60 kt, and the fact that they are opposite in direction to the relatively strong current in the Bosporus.

TIDES: There is but little tidal fluctuation.

CURRENTS: When the surface current speed in the strait of Istanbul and the Strait of Canakkale exceeds 4 knots or when northerly surface currents are caused by southerly winds, then, vessels carrying dangerous cargo, large vessels and deep draught vessels with a speed of 10 knots or less, will not enter the straits and will wait until current speeds are 4 knots or less, or the northerly currents have stopped.

However, vessels other than those mentioned above, if they wish to do so, may undertake their passage by obtaining the tugboat/tugboats, which the Traffic Control Center will determine in accordance with their tonnage.

When the surface current speed in the Strait of Istanbul and in the Strait of Canakkale exceeds 6 knots or when strong northerly currents are caused by southerly winds, then vessels carrying dangerous cargo, large vessels and deep drought vessels regardless of their speed will not enter the strait and will wait until current speeds are less than 6 knots or the strong northerly currents have stopped.

The administration shall notify the vessels and the relevant authorities of the conditions of the currents.

When the current speed or pattern revert to normal in the straits, the Traffic Control Center shall inform the vessels and the relevant authorities about the passage order of vessels through the straits which is established according to the Turkish Straits reporting system and according to the types of vessels in order to speed up the traffic flow.(TURBAP)

VISIBILITY IN THE STRAITS: When visibility is 2 nm or less, at any area in the straits, vessels passing through the straits will keep their radars turned on constantly to provide radar reading. On vessels with two radars, one of them will be assigned to the use of the pilot.
When visibility is 1.5 NM or less in any part of the strait, vessels whose radar does not provide a complete display ability shall not enter the Strait.
When visibility in the Straits is 1 NM or less, vessels carrying dangerous cargo and large vessels shall not enter the Straits.
When visibility in any part of the Straits is less than 0.5 NM, the traffic flow in the Strait shall be closed in both directions.
When visibility in the Straits is suitable for navigation, the Traffic Control Centers. Shall inform the vessels.

GENERAL RULES

A. Vessels navigating in the Turkish Straits, shall exercise full diligence and regard for the requirements of the traffic separation scheme.(COLREG Rule 10).

B. Vessels entering the area to transit through the Turkish Straits or entering a port in the area will comply with the reporting system (TUBRAP) established by the Administration.

C. Vessels navigating in the Turkish Straits shall continuously monitor the broadcasts of the Traffic Control Centre and follow the Centre’s Instructions.

D. A vessel may not pass through the Straits in the tow of another vessel. Passage through the Straits is possible when the towage is carried out by tug boats or vessels suitably equipped for the operation.

E. The normal speed for vessels in the Straits is 10 nm over the ground. This speed may be exceeded if steerage way speed cannot be reached, by informing the Traffic Control Stations and taking care to avoid collisions and creating waves harmful to the surroundings.

F. In consideration of the limited manoeuvrability of vessels having deep draught, during the passage of such vessels through the Straits, sufficient space for manoeuvre and navigation will be provided (COLREG, Rule 3 h).

G. The passage of large vessels whose length exceeds 200 metres or having a draught greater than 15 metres, due to the adverse morphological, oceanographic and meteorological characteristics and physical constraints of the Straits of the Straits, is advised to take place in daytime.

H. The passage through the Straits of a “vessel not under command” or “a vessel restricted in her ability to manoeuvre”, as defined in COLREG 72 (Rulo 3f and 3g), depends on the special permission of the Administration. If a vessels becomes “not under command” in the course of passage, the master of the vessel shall immediately inform the Traffic Control Station and follow the instructions given.

ONE-WAY AND TWO-WAY MARITIME TRAFFIC IN THE STRAITS: Vessels navigating in the Straits shall exercise full diligence and regard for the requirements of the traffic separation schemes. To process within the traffic separation schemes is obligatory. Vessel shall proceed in the appropriate traffic lane in the general direction of traffic flow for that lane and shall keep as clear as possible to the traffic separation line. A vessel that is not able to comply with the requirements of the traffic separation scheme shall inform the Traffic Control Station well in advance. In such circumstances, the Administration may temporarily suspend the particular traffic separation scheme, or sections of it, and inform the vessels sailing in the area and advise them to vessels which cannot comply with the traffic separation scheme, the Administration may temporarily suspend two-way traffic and regulate one-way traffic to maintain a safe distance between vessels.

MISCELLANEOUS: ACCIDENTS AND BREAKDOWNS While Underway Vessels whose direct transit passage through the Strait has been interrupted due to accidents, breakdowns or compulsory anchoring shall immediately inform the traffic control station and request advice and instructions. After measures are taken by the relevant Port Authority in regard to the safety of the vessel and the area, the vessel shall take a pilot and carry out the action required for the completion of the passage.

OVERTAKING – SHIP OVERTAKEN: Vessels navigating in the Straits shall not overtake vessels proceeding before them except due to necessity.
a. Vessels passing through the Strait shall maintain a distance of at least 8 cables (1600 yards) between each other.

b. If for any reason a vessel is going to reduce speed while navigating in the Straits, she shall first inform the vessels proceeding behind her.

c. A vessel navigating under her own power at low speed will keep to the most starboard side of her own traffic separation lane and will permit faster vessels to overtake her.

d. When a vessel needs to overtake a slower vessel in front of her, she shall first obtain a traffic report from the traffic control station, and if the situation is clear, shall inform the vessel to be overtaken. The overtaking shall if possible take place on one course.

e. Overtaking will not take place between Vanikoy and Kanlica in the Strait of Istanbul, and between Cape Nara and Cape Kilitbahir in the Strait of Canakkale.

STRAITS PASSAGE PROCEDURE
Application petitions prepared in respect of determination of straits passage conditions will be included below mentioned information. Furthermore, below requested documents to be enclosed;
1. Departure and arrival ports of the tow or vessel
2. ETA to Straits entrance
3. Displacement of the tow or vessel
4. Dimensions of the tow or vessel (LOA/ beam/ draught)
5. Flag of the tow or vessel
6. Present GRT/ NT/ DWT of the tow or vessel
7. Maximum speed and present situation of engine of the tow or vessel
8. Flag / GRT/ NT/ dimensions (LOA, beam, draught, air draught)/ engine power of the tug.

A. FOR THE APPLICATIONS IN RESPECT OF TOWAGES
1. Bollard Pull Certificate of the tug issued by the Authority or Class Society
2. Towage Certificate or Sailing Permit
3. If not included in the Towage Certificate or Sailing Permit, certificates of the towage equipments issued by the
Authority or Class Society
4. Tonnage Certificate/ Class or Register Certificate/ Safety Equipment Certificate/ Safety Manning Certificate/
Radio Certificate/ Load Line Certificate/ Safety Construction Certificate of the tug issued by the Authority or
Class Society
5. Detailed Towage Plan from up and side
6. Tonnage Certificate or General Arrangement of the tow issued by the Authority or Class Society
7. Documents pertaining to full cover P&I Insurance
a) Confirm or Statement Letter issued by P&I Insurance Company (the said letter will be included clearly below
mentioned information without referring anywhere)
i) Tug and tow is covered by P&I Insurance
ii) Financial Update of the insurance
b) If the tow is not included by the P&I Insurance of the tug, a separate P&I Insurance Policy arranged for the
tow
c) Valid P&I Certificate issued by P&I Insurance Company (there will be no exemption passage in respect of
collision or pollution)
d) Valid Hull & machinery Insurance Policy of the tug
e) Valid Hull Insurance Policy of tow (if she has engine and the engine is running, valid Machinery Insurance
Policy)

B. FOR THE APPLICATIONS IN RESPECT OF VESSEL DEPENDENT TO SPECIAL PASSAGE CONDITIONS
1. Tonnage Certificate/ Class or Register Certificate/ Safety Equipment Certificate/ Radio Certificate/ Load Line     Certificate/ Safety Construction Certificate of the vessel issued by the Authority or Class Society
2. Documents pertaining to full cover P&I Insurance
a) Confirm or Statement Letter issued by P&I Insurance Company (the said letter will be included clearly below
mentioned information without referring anywhere)
i) Tug and tow is covered by P&I Insurance
ii) Financial Update of the insurance
b) Valid P&I Certificate issued by P&I Insurance Company (there will be no exemption passage in respect of         collision or pollution)
c) Valid Hull & machinery Insurance Policy of the vessel

After presentation of the petition and the enclosed documents;
1. Application petition and enclosed documents to be checked by the Committee formed by Regional Management
2. Passage conditions are determined by the Committee for the vessels whose passages are approved.
3. If the length of the vessel or total length of the tow is equal or over 300m, passage permission is issued by Under     secretariat of Maritime Affairs
4. The vessels of tows whose permissions are issued by Under secretariat of maritime Affairs for the applications      whose lengths are equal or over 300m, Straits passage conditions are informed to relevant foundations/      association (for their information to Shore Security Commandership, Sea Police; for due to Canakkale Regional      Management, Istanbul Harbor Master, Istanbul Sea Traffic Control Centre, Canakkale Sea Traffic Control Centre,      Turkish Maritime Management, Harbor Management) and relevant agency
5. The vessel or tow is permitted to the straits passage who got the passage conditions, checked by Regional     Management.

TOTAL HARAMIDERE TERMINAL

OPERATED BY: Total Oil Turkiye A.S
ADDRESS: Total Haramidere Terminal, Ambarli – Istanbul , Turkey
TELEPHONE: (212) 875 06 28 / 10 lines
FAX: (212) 875 06 47
LOCATION: The Private Terminal Offshore platform is located in position Lat. 40° 59′ N, Long. 28° 32′ E. MAIN ACTIVITY: Clean petroleum products terminal-gas oil, gasoline (PG, RG, UNL) kerosene. The terminal does not handle any third party cargoes.
ANCHORAGE AREAS:The anchorage is located to the West of the ports holding ground good.
(Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot station).
A-Anchorage area for dangerous cargo vessels;
40ø57′.25N, 28ø 35′.30E, 40ø 56′.25N, 28ø35’30E, 40ø 57′.05N, 28ø 37′.30E, 40ø 55′.50N, 28ø 57′.30E.
PILOTAGE: : is compulsory for berthing and unberthing and anchoring, provided by the ARPAS Pilot.VHF channels 12, 16. Pilots boarding area is located in position Lat. 40 56.7 N, Long.28 40.5 E.
TOWAGE: and/or mooring boat compulsory arranged by pilot and and provided by the ARPAS.
BERTHING: The offshore platform is 200m. long. Vessels can berth on either side. Max.size 40.000 dwt.,No LOA or beam restrictions. Max draft at the mooring dolphins for the platform; Inner berth 13m. and outher berth 25m
CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: The pipeline from the shore terminal is 1.300m. long (800m overland and 500m underwater).There are 3 pipe lines (1x6inc , 1x 8inc and 1x 10inc) for all products and 4 pipe lines for gasoil/gasoline (1x6inc, 2x10inc and 1x14inc.) for loading and discharging cargoes. Metering system; 9 flow meters are available for truck loading, 1 flow meter on jetty for loading small quantity for products.
LOADING/DISCHARGING: Clean petroleum products are handled at the terminal. They are gasoil, gasoline (premium, regular, unleaded) and kerosene. Ship-To-Ship transfers possible at the platform.
LOADING/DISCHARGING RATES: The maximum allowed pressure on the shore pipe line for all products is 150 p.s.i. Vessels discharging at the platform are expected to obtain a minimum of 100 p.s.i. at the ship’s rail. At this pressure, the discharge rate would be apprx. 1.100 cu.m/hr. and for gas oil/gasoline 1.300 cu.m./hr. The loading rate for products is 500cu.m/hr., for gas oil 700cu.m./hr. and for gasoline 900 cu.m./hr. (2×450 cu.m./hr.)
STORAGE TANKS:The following storage tanks are located at the terminal ashore; Foreign cargoes; 1×22.000cu.m.and 2×5.500cu.m. Domestic cargoes; 1×2.500cu.m. and 4×1.000cu.m. All product tanks are equipped with fire fighting system and all shore tanks are as per API standards.
FRESH WATER: available by barge.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
AIRPORT: At Istanbul distance apprx. 14 km from the port.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is not available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: available .There are 2×150 m3 fixed roof.
DEVELOPMENTS: Land available for additional 40.000 m3

PORTS OF ZEYTINBURNU (ZEYPORT)

OPERATED BY: Zeytinburnu Liman İsletmeleri San. Ve Tic. A.S.
ADDRESS: Kennedy Cd. (Eski Kum Iskeleleri) Zeytinburnu – Istanbul, Turkey
TELEPHONE: (0212) 679 90 01 / 5 hat
FAX: (0212) 679 90 00
LOCATION: The port is located between Ambarli and Salipazari ports that distance apprx.12 km from port. Zeyport shall reduce the intense in the Salipazari considerably. The fact that the part of marine traffic was transferred to Zeyport shall relieve the traffic congestion in the Salipazari port a great deal. At the beginning Zeyport is planned to serve to suitcase trade of Laleli market, out of which 90% is carried out of both Salipazari and zeytinburnu area. ýn additional to preventing loss of jobs and exchange currencies, it shall allow new facilities and new markets to the created.
RESTRICTIONS: Ships carring hazardous cargoes are not allowed to enter the port.
ANCHORAGE AREAS: please see “Anchorage Areas” in Turkish Straits & Istanbul region (Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot station).
PILOTAGE: is compulsory for berthing and unberthing and anchoring, provided by the Turkish Maritime Organization.(TDI) .VHF channels 14, 16. .
TOWAGE: and/or mooring boat compulsory arranged by pilot and and provided by the Port Administration (TDI).
BERTHING: There are five quays that for all vessels up to 4.000 dwt. Ability to serve 10 vessels. Depth of 6.5 meters, Quay No. 1,2,3 and length 100 m. width 15 m.Quay No.5 length 200m. and there is one Ro-Ro ramp.
CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS: Mostly vessels gear.
STORAGE: Total harbour area 40.000 sq.m.
FRESH WATER: available by barge.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
AIRPORT: At Istanbul distance apprx. 14 km from the port.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round, Administrative: 08.00-17.30hrs.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is available.

NUH CEMENT PIER

OPERATED BY: Nuh Cimento San. A.S.
ADDRESS: Akyar Mevkii 41800 Hereke / Kocaeli
TELEPHONE: (262) 511 39 75
FAX: (262) 511 41 21 – 511 26 73
LOCATION: 40° 42′ 01″ N, 29° 37′ 30″ E
PORT OF DESCRIPTIONS: Nuhport is located East of Hereke district within the provincial boundaries and is connected to E-5 highway and then to T.E.M motorway by a four-lane high standard road.
MAIN ACTIVITY: Cement related products and coal imports. Also working is aport, offering berth facilities
to third parties. Although the port is mainly used for cement, clinker loading and own consuming coal handling to meet a need of the group, it is capable to handling all kind of bulk cargoes including containers and timbers.
ANCHORAGE AREAS: please see “Gulf of Izmit” (Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot station)
PILOTAGE: : is compulsory in the Gulf of Izmit from Darica to the port and for berthing and unberthing and anchoring, provided by the Dekas Pilot.VHF channels 12, 16.
TOWAGE: and/or mooring boat compulsory arranged by pilot and provided by the the Med-Marine.
BERTHING: The Company owns a private 250×65 m. L shaped seaport, allowing upto 50.000 DWT vessels berthing for loading or discharging for enabling the group to realize export – import operations easily.The max. depth is 11.5m..Max. allowed air draft for loading 13m. Height from the sea 7m.
BULK CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: By making use of multi purpose crane, with a capacity of 650tons/hrs it became possible to load & discharge very rapidly the cargoes of the company arriving to our port. load/discharge effected by ship’s gear. Weigh-bridge 1x80tons.
CARGO HANDLING RATES: Loading of cement in bags 1.000 – 1.500 mts/day/gang. Loading of cement in bulk Designed capacity of system; 1000 mt/ph cement and 1300 mt/ph clinker. Unloading coal 1.000 – 1.500 tons/day/gang by vessels own gear. It has been equipped with huge capacity jet filter in order to prevent dust
which can be occurred during loading.
STORAGE AREAS: 3.250 sqm open, 720 sqm covered, Total port areas 16.718 sqm.
PARKING AREA: 1.450 sqm
DENSITY: 1020-1022
FRESH WATER: available by barge and small quantities available the jetty.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
AIRPORT: At Istanbul distance apprx.100 km from the port.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round,
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is available by barge.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: service is not available.
DEVELOPMENTS: The automatic loading system planned by the company FLS / AMECO has been locally produced. The system has capable to move on rails and provide the vessel loading on their position