İran Sahillerinde Ballast Water Exchange Düzenlemesine göre 50 mil açıkta değişim yapılması gerekiyor..

İran Sahillerinde Ballast Water Exchange Düzenlemesine göre 50 mil açıkta değişim yapılması gerekiyor..

Bilgi Giriş Tarihi 07.11.2017

İran Sahillerinde Ballast Water Exchange Düzenlemesine göre 50 mil açıkta değişim yapılması gerekiyor..

İran’da değişik bir Ballast Water Exchange uygulaması var. Limana gelen gemilerin kendi sahilinden en az 50 mil açıkta ballast water exchange yapmalarını istenmekte, aksi takdirde ceza uygulanmaktadır. Bu durum özellikle time charter partilerde sıkıntı yaratabilmekte,  bunu önceden time charter partilere yazmakta fayda olduğu değerlendirilmektedir. Çünkü Hindistan’dan kalkan bir gemi gibi sahili takip eden bir gemiyle gelinmesi halinde, iki taraf arasında cezayı kimin ödeyeceği konusunda sorun oluşmaktadır.

Yine eğer geminiz Irak veya Kuveyt’ten İran’a geliyorsa balast değiştirmek yeterli olmuyor, İran’ın kolera salgını diye başka bir yaptırımı da mevcut[1]. Balastı değiştirseniz bile bazı şeylerden numune alacak bir prosedür var ve bu işlemler günler, aylar sürebilmektedir. O yüzden eğer mümkünse Irak veya Kuveyt’ten İran’a gidilmemesi bu tip sıkıntılar yaşamamak için uygun olacaktır.

[1] On 19 January 2016 Gard’s correspondent in Iran, Calm Sea Culture Marine Services Ltd. (C.S.C), advised that the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) had issued the following notice to shipowners and operators:

“This is to notify that due to spreading of Cholera Virus in the country of Iraq, until further notice all arriving ships from the said destination are required to change their ballast waters towards their direction at a minimum range of 50 miles from the shore line.

It should be pointed out that all incoming vessels (from Iraq) will be quarantined at anchorage. After taking samples and conduction of the required analysis if the results are proven to be negative, ships then will be directed to the ports. Obviously, until such time that the results of the samples are determined the ships may stay at anchorage.

Those ships which the results of their samples represent the existence of the elements of the virus are not allowed entering into the ports of the province.”

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the first laboratory-confirmed case of cholera in Iraq was found on 15 September 2015. However, the most recent WHO situation report available at the time of writing, dated 3 December 2105, indicates that the cholera outbreak is slowly diminishing and there have been very few new cases reported in the past weeks. For detailed information about Cholera symptoms, treatment and prevention, see WHO’s Fact Sheet No.107.

Members and clients trading to Iranian ports should take note of above notice from the PMO. Relevant vessels, that is, vessels with a last port of call in Iraq, should be instructed to conduct ballast water exchange at least 50 nautical miles from the nearest land prior to calling at an Iranian port. Vessels should also be prepared for potential delays while awaiting analysis results of ballast water samples.

Vessels are also recommended to make frequent checks with local sources of information, e.g. vessel’s agent, Gard’s correspondent, etc., to monitor the situation for changes to the PMOs special requirements.