August 3rd, 2016
Turkish regulation update concerning vessels more than 400 GRT
As of today, the regulation requiring vessels more than 400 gross tonnage (GRT) to take pilot has been cancelled.

Only vessels of more than 1000 GRT are obliged to take pilot at their port of entry, exit, and at all ports they visit. 

This announcement was made from the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs. It is an excellent development and exciting news for all yachts visiting Turkey.

For any questions, please contact Ugur Kara and his team at BWA Yachting – Turkey (