• Istanbul and Izmir ports are operated by TDI
– Turkish Maritime Organization and some other
ports like Dikili, Kusadasi, Marmaris, Antalya,
Alanya, Trabzon ports are operated by private
• Sanitary control is affected at Canakkale or
at Istanbul according to whether the ship proceeds
from the Aegean or Black Sea. If the ship calls
at two Turkish ports consecutively, sanitary dues
are charged once only at first port of call.
• Turkish Maritime Organization, the state monopoly,
now announced a new tariff with discounted port
charges applicable as from January 1st 2004 in
view of state policy to promote cruise tourism
•At Istanbul, Izmir and Kusadasi ports:
Garbage Disposal: Fee for garbage disposal
service is charged on the basis of gross registered
tonnage. If garbage disposal service is not required,
garbage disposal service fee is not charged, provided
that the vessel has a valid record of equipments
for the prevention of pollution by garbage from
ship. If garbage disposal service is required
garbage disposal service fee is charged.
Tugboat: One tugboat is compulsory on
arrival and departure. However if ship has a valid
certificate of inspection (a certificate proving
that ship has bowthrusters & sternthrusters)
supported by Captain’s declaration that they are
working good then if the tug is used full fee
is charged. If the tug stays standby, 50 discount
is granted on tugboat fee.
• At ports of Istanbul and Izmir, 50 % overtime
increase is applied on pilotage, tugboat, berthing,
garbage disposal and oil-sludge disposal fees
on Sunday and official holidays.
The port of Canakkale:
• Ship has to anchor.
• Ship can use own tenders but pays the local
The port of Istanbul:
• The following documents are required 3 days
prior arrival to the entrance of the Dardanelles
while approaching from Aegean Sea. These documents
must be faxed to I.T.S. head office in Istanbul,
fax no 90 212 275 18 65 – 66.
- 1 copy of Last Port State Control Inspection
report (form A)
- 1 copy of P & I Club Insurance
- 1 copy of I.O.P.P. (International Oil Pollution
- 1 copy of SP – 1 report (sample can be sent
- 1 copy of Certificate of Inspection (a certificate
proving that ship has bowthrusters & sternthrusters)
- 1 copy of Captain’s declaration about bowthrusters
& sternthrusters that they are working good
and in good conditions.
• If the ship’s draft is not available for berthing
alongside a pontoon is placed between the pier
and the ship. Turkish Maritime Organization charges
$ 500,00 / per pontoon / per day
• Garbage is collected by barge from the shore
side of the ship.
• Master should contact Traffic control station
through Ch. 11, 2 hours or 20 miles prior to arrival
• Master can contact the port pilot through Ch
14 and the agent through Ch 16.
• Pilotage is compulsory for berthing / unberthing.
• Master should slow down the speed, when the
ship is approaching to the Haydarpasa break water,
agent boat will come through with the port authorities
(health officer, police). Landing cards must be
filled before the police gets on board to stamp.
The landing cards will be delivered after stamped.
• If any visitor will board the ship I.T.S. head
office should be notified one day before ship’s
arrival. A copy of identity of visitors is required
in order to obtain permission from the authorities.
The port of Dikili:
• The ship with LOA 160 m. and draft 8 m. can
berth alongside. If the ship goes to anchor, own
tenders can be used.
The port of Izmir:
• The port of Izmir is located in the western
coast by the Aegean Sea. It is the main port for
the Aegean region’s industry and agriculture and
it plays a vital function in the country’s exports.
Ephesus is 75 km. And Pergamum is 90 km. far to
The port of Kusadasi:
• The port is located close to the city center
(5 min. walk into town). Taxis are available on
the pier. There are two berths in the port. Serving
as the biggest sea gate for tourist travels by
sea way, tourist ships enjoy all kinds of services.
Especially, during the summer, many cruise ships
from different countries call at this port as
it is located in the middle of historical sites
such as Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary, Pergamum,
Aphrodisias, Didyma, Miletus, Priene etc. where
daily sightseeing tours can be arranged. Ephesus
is truly one of the magnificent and best restored
sites existing in Turkey is 20 km. far from the
port. The port has 2 jetties.
The port of Bodrum:
• The ship has to anchor and can use own tenders
but pays US $ 1,50 per passenger (as per passenger
list) to local boat association.
The port of Kas:
• The ship has to anchor and can use own tenders.
The port of Antalya:
• The port is 15 km. far from city center. Taxis
are available. However, upon request, shuttle
bus service can be arranged. A full day excursion
can be arranged to Perge, Aspendos Theater, Side
Antique City and Manavgat Waterfalls. Also, visit
to Archeological museum should not be missed.
Navigating in the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus:
• While navigating through the Turkish straits,
within the traffic separation lanes, those vessels
which have to leave the traffic separation scheme
to berth, moor to a buoy, drop anchor, turn back
or due to breakdowns, emergency and similar exceptional
circumstances shall inform the traffic control
• The speed of vessels passing through the straits
of Istanbul and Canakkale is 10 knots.
• Vessels navigating in the straits of Istanbul
and Canakkale shall not overtake vessels proceeding
a head of them unless necessary. Vessels passing
through the the straits of Istanbul and Canakkale
in same direction shall maintain a distance of
at least 8 cables (1600 yards) between each other.
Traffic control center may implement a wider distance
according to the type of vessel.
• 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 m. and more may not pass through
the straits of Istanbul.
• For ships passing in transit through the Dardanelles
and the Bosphorus without calling at a port within
the Marmara Sea, pilotage is not compulsory. However,
for transit passage pilot is highly recommended.
For ships proceeding to a port within the Marmara
Sea or coming there through the Dardanelles /
Bosphorus, pilotage is compulsory.