Turkish Straits Restrictions:
- Due to local regulations, any kind of contact (except sanitary inspection and pilotage) to Cypriot Flag/owned/managed vessels is forbidden by local authorities.
- Dangerous cargo carriers over 200 meters are subject to daytime passage through Turkish Straits, and during the passage of daylight restricted vessels, the passage of other vessels may be delayed/postponed by TSVTSC.
- Overloaded vessels are prohibited from transit through Turkish Straits.
- Air Draft restriction: 58 meters (Over 53,99 m vessels are subject to special permission)
- LOA Restriction: 299,99 meters (over 300 meters are subject to special permission)
- Draft Restriction: N/A for vessels, but draft more than 15 meters may require early
- application than usual practice (SP1 Report is required 96 hours advance).
- P&I Club Coverage: (For over 500 GT Vsls) must cover salvage, wreck removal, pollution and damage to the environment, damage to the collided objects, injuries and death of third party persons, etc.
- Transit Anchorage: Vessels are allowed to stay at the anchorage only for 168 hours in transit (unless ordered by VTSC).
- (unless ordered by VTSC).
- Staying at the anchorage more than 72 hours is subject to an anchorage fee.
- IMCO Cargo: Vessels containing dangerous cargo under IMO IMDG code 1-2-3-5.1-5.2-6.2-7 and with dangerous gas are considered as dangerous cargo carrier, therefore VTSC treats those vessels as a tanker with IMCO 3 cargo on board which may result in some additional condition during the passage, including daylight restricted passage thru Dardanelles and Bosphorus.