Could someone tell use what is going on with this Blue Card system in Marmaris please.we are getting VHF broadcasts from Yacht Marina and emails saying a new law is enforce and that all boats must have the Blue Card ,its free now but we will have to pay for it soon .
I only have a small black water tank if i put all the water in to this tank i will need to pump out every day,they say all waist must go from sinks,showers,toilets and bilge,my wife is very nerve's and upset over this and we do not wont to have our boat taken in loo of a big fine.
Last edited by Capt-jacko; 26-09-11 at 16:15.
I take it that means you can't wash your boat.........I foresee a lot of empty berths.
I found this on noonsite:
It is a bit old now, but at least may give you a lead to start getting some more information. I myself am in Marmaris and have not heard anything recently about the scheme.
Yacht Marina are broadcast at 9 am on Chanel 69 VHF most mornings, warning of fine if you don't have blue card and dispose of waist at disposal sites,also if you email the main office they will send you details of the new law.
I have been trying to get a new Transit Log here in Marmaris this week and its proven not to be possible to get one with out a Blue Card,so looks like its now law.
I will have to fit larger tanks to hold all the waist, the rule say 50 lit per person per day is what they think we use that means for 2 people for a week is 700 lit.
Thats a big tank but they will need you to prove that you are pumping that amount each week and it will be recorded on the Blue Card,God knows how much they are going to charge for the pumping out,
Well we do not have the funds to change the boat to comply with these new Regs and it all looks a bit of a rip off because when you got the card they can charge what they like for the pump-out .
Have pumped out several times at Marin Turk in Gocek this year.
Started off free, but they are now charging 20TL for pump out. This seems a standard charge no matter how many holding tanks are emptied.
The pump out machine does not appear to have any way of measuring how much waste has actually been discharged.
How do the fish go to the loo then?
I'd miss my compost heap
Are these pump-outs mobile? or do you have to up sticks each time? We are currently on our way to Netsel for the winter, is there anyone there who can let us know how it's done there?
I am led to understand that there are some mobile units, but the one in Netsel wasn't able to fit down the gangways to the pontoons.
As yet, I have had no feedback on whether Netsel is doing the same as the new folk at Yat Marin seem to be doing with the transit log (or indeed the Grey Water issue). Indeed we had no issues with getting a new Transit Log last month and the boat was chartered without problems a week after us (thus needing another TL).
I always thought that this was just for the Gocek area, but am dismayed to see in looking back through Google, that it is to be piloted for the whole of Mugla area ie. Bodrum to Fethiye.
Guess a lot of folk will be looking in to relocating to Finike then.
Black and Gray Tanks
I found this on the net may be of help.
SUMMARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FOR YACHTS
All boats must have black and grey water tanks, both with deck fittings that enable them to be pumped out. There is to be no discharge into Turkish waters.
The blue card is to be issued by Harbour Masters and marinas after they have checked that both black and grey tanks are fitted and that no water from any sink etc runs into the sea. It will contain details of the yacht and crew.
All discharge must be done by pumping out at one of 30 stations sited strategically in marinas and harbours throughout the region.
The blue card will be digitally updated with the pumped out volume of both grey and black water.
The Coastguard and other enforcement agencies can demand the blue card, read it electronically and see when tanks were last pumped out and how many litres were pumped out. This allows then to check that you are not secret dischargers into the sea.
There are special regulations covering the Gocek area bays, prohibiting the use of anchors. Use of fixed mooring buoys will be compulsory, for a maximum of 11 days (outside marinas). The number of vessels in the area may be restricted. Cooking on deck and ashore is prohibited.
Last edited by Capt-jacko; 03-10-11 at 12:21.