Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Environmental Protection and Control Department applied more than 1 million penal actions to the ship it determined to pollute the sea. The Environmental Protection and Control Department teams, which carry out routine inspections to protect the Mersin sea and the species it hosts, immediately evaluate the incoming notifications.
1 million 355 thousand 754 lira penal action was applied to the ship that left dirty ballast
Upon the notification that a ship in Mersin Port was leaving waste, the sentry teams took action immediately and reached the area where the ship was in a very short time with their inspection boats. In their investigations, the teams determined that a 2827 gross ton ship had left dirty ballast to the sea while loading, and imposed a penalty of 1 million 355 thousand 754 liras on the ship.
Heavy fines are imposed on ships polluting the sea.
Environmental Protection and Control Department teams, which try to create a deterrent with inspections to protect the Mersin sea, continue their work meticulously. Trying to protect the sea with administrative sanctions, the teams are working on different points to increase deterrence. When the work of the teams is completed, the ships polluting the sea will be responsible for cleaning the pollution they cause, as well as paying administrative fines.
A total of 28 million 29 thousand 50 TL of penal action against 436 ships in 951 months
Evaluating routine inspections and incoming reports, the teams responsible for sea cleaning have imposed a penalty of 2019 million 29 thousand 50 TL on a total of 436 ships since April 951.