Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu announced that the normalization process was implemented as a result of the successful management of the measures taken in the maritime sector for the coronavirus (Kovid-19) outbreak, and they would initiate passenger transportation in all ships, including touristic ships and cruise ships.
Karaismailoğlu, stating that they have decided to start international ship voyages and passenger transportation between the Aegean Islands and the ports of our country, “We have also removed the measures taken for the maritime sector for Kovid-20, as the boats under 19 meters entering and leaving Istanbul and Çanakkale Strait. "He said.
Passenger transport is initiated by taking human health in the foreground with the precautions taken.
Karaismailoğlu Minister of Turkey, as well as hundreds of countries in the world that are affected by the global epidemic, said that the measures taken early in this process and successfully managed process initiated after the elimination of the epidemic. Stating that the measures taken were also implemented in the maritime sector, Karaismailoğlu stated that, “We made new decisions in the maritime sector, as in all modes of transport of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. We start the passenger transport process without neglecting the measure and neglecting the health and safety factor. In this context, taking the social distance rules into consideration, the measures to ensure social isolation are now in our lives. ”
Reporting requirement for boats under 20 meters in the Straits has been removed
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that within the scope of normalization, they have decided to resume activities of fishing anglers, cruise liners and cruise ships. Noting that seafarers' exams will also start again within the framework of social distance rules, Karaismailoğlu will begin their activities according to the regulations of the Ministry of National Education's non-formal education institutions, and the amateur maritime and short-distance radio training and exams will be respected in the same way. announced that it will be done.
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who noted that they have decided to launch international passenger transportation, commercial yachts and primitive wooden ships between the Aegean Islands and the ports of our country, said: “We are also re-launching the Port State Controls application to foreign flagged ships arriving at the ports of our country removed during the outbreak. We also remove the obligation to report under 20 meters of boats that will enter and exit the Bosphorus and Dardanelles. We will apply the mentioned normalization measures until a second decision ”.
All opportunities will be mobilized for the sector to gain the momentum it deserves
Turkey is surrounded on three sides by the sea and it is a region where the envy of the world reminiscent of Ministers Karaismailoğlu, our seas and sailors that our separate value for Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the maritime field by virtue of the importance given to the sector transport investment will open new horizons and will continue to be implemented by the Ministry of Infrastructure.
Karaismailoğlu stated that, like all sectors, during the epidemic process, the maritime sector was also deeply saddened by the interruption of their activities, Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the maritime industry would spend a day and night with an uninterrupted work program by mobilizing all the means to gain the momentum it deserves in the coming days.