Could be the perfect storm around Crete if Italy go the way of Greece and they head for the exits also. You can forget your Coll Regs then
I guess Mr Squeaky is one of those Expats that just stays on his boat all year in the Marina and never gos out.
How about adding the hordes fleeing over-priced Italian marinas? 100 a night for 12m will quickly pay off a few Turkish fines, so that's where they're heading. Towing plastic torpedoes with pipes leading into them from the shower outlets. Come on guys, think outside the box!
Better still, all the latest hot news about what's going on in the Med will be discussed at the Cruising Association on Sunday 27 November. You won't get better data on what to do with Turkish grey water or Greek economic chaos. Some places left. See http://www.cruising.org.uk/node/14663 - open to non-members, Limehouse Dock, on the DLR, east London.
The real value is the question/answer dialogue, which is very like this forum, but being face to face is much quicker - and err - much more polite, as well! That's where detail gets fleshed out, with fingers pointing at maps and so on.
There are hand-outs for the presentations; these will be posted on the member's part of the CA web site. I'll ask what can be done for non-members who can't attend - maybe a print package or pdf downloads for a fee. Depends on staff workload (labour costs!) and volunteer time.
Meanwhile, all the maps used in my talk are on my site. People liked the blue blobs for nice places to visit! The photos aren't on the site yet - another month yet.
Fluid Waste Discharge. Discharge of both 'black water' (sewage) and 'grey water' (shower or washing up water) is forbidden within 12nm of the shore, so holding tanks are essential (even if not legally required). Policing has been mainly through a local complaint being made to a harbour authority. Those without grey water store facilities should only pump out with great discretion. Fines are heavy.
newFluid Waste Control. In the Mugla region (SW Turkey, from Bodrum peninsula to Fethiye) a law has been passed requiring locally based vessels to carry "Blue Cards" (smart cards) which will monitor the discharge of fluid waste from holding tanks into local pump-out facilities. Implementation has started in Goçek and will apply there in 2012.
With one possible error (the Blue cards may not be smart cards) that's the best information I have.
On regulations I aim to be as up to date as possible, with weekly trawls through web sites, and emails to sources on the spot if I hear rumours of change. Comments posted on my web site are also very valuable.
I was walking down a pontoon in Netsel Marina as i was passing a small Turkish boat the guy on board was tipping oily waste over board.i was shocked when i told him you will get fine for that he replayed[ no i wont i am Turkish ] one rule for them then?