Decree No.231 on The 2009 Hong Kong Convention

“The Decree on Making the Attached Declaration Regarding the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009” (Decree No: 231) is published in the Official Gazette dated October 26, 2018.

Article 16(6) of the Hong Kong Convention stipulates that “A State at the time it expresses its consent to be bound by this Convention shall declare whether it requires explicit or tacit approval of the Ship Recycling Plan before a ship may be recycled in its authorized Ship Recycling Facility(ies).

To this extent, it is decided to make the following declaration in respect of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009:

The Republic of Turkey declares that, pursuant to Article 16, paragraph 6 of the “Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009”, it requires explicit approval of the “Ship Recycling Plan” before a ship may be recycled in its authorized Ship Recycling Facility(ies).

In accordance with this decree, the explicit approval of the Ship Recycling Plan has been made compulsory.

The information given in this note are aimed only at providing information, and does not serve as a legal opinion under any circumstances.

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