Göteborg: 15 October 2020

Turkish Straits salvage claims concerns

Recently we have seen several salvage claims being raised against vessels sailing through the Turkish Straits. Each claim has been in the region of USD 1 million. The salvages were not a result of the vessels losing manoeuvrability, but tugs were connected because the vessels’ speed over ground dropped below 4 knots.

We would like to make members aware that their vessels need to maintain a speed over ground of at least 4 knots when transiting the straits. If this cannot be achieved a tug can request to be connected and a salvage claim may be raised.

Please find below a guide on salvage claims in the Turkish Strait provided by Caglar Coskunsu at Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm.

Click here to download the guide»


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