News 10 Feb, 2023

Turkish P&I cover issue

Simon Parrott
Simon Parrott
Chief Underwriting Officer

Letters of confirmation for vessels carrying petroleum products.

Members are referred to the News publication dated 13th December 2022 and the agreement reached between the International Group of P&I Clubs and the Government of Turkey regarding the Government of Turkey’s requirement that ships carrying crude oil and transiting or entering Turkish waters from 01 December 2022 (extended to 02 December 2022) must provide letters of confirmation from the owner’s P&I Club attesting that cover will remain in place while the ship is in Turkish waters.

The Club can now confirm that this same agreement applies to ships over 300 GT carrying petroleum products (listed in MARPOL Annex I – Appendix I) through Turkish controlled waters.

Members are advised to contact the Club for further information and for the documentation needed for ships carrying such cargoes, as well as crude oil cargoes.