All vessels anchoring to Istanbul Roads should take permission from VTS sector Kadikoy VHF Channel 14.

Very important: Due to serious pollution control measures at Turkish Waters, attached Warning should
be followed strictly.


  • Crew change
  • Supply of bunker / luboil / fresh water
  • Supply of provisions / stores / secres
  • 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.

Vessels staying at anchorage more than 48 hours are obliged to change their status from "Transit" to "FREE PRATIQUE". This change of status causes an increase in transit dues of Light Dues and Sanitary Dues approximately US$.0,50 per NRT.

Turkish Straits Guide

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Repairs / Fly-team Support

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