Anchorage is free of extra pilotage and any cost at Turkish straits. All vessel can drop anchor at north and south side of Bosphorus and Dardanelles strait. Only Harbour master permition needed for South side of Bosphorus strait. Master of the ships should be very close contact with Control stations during anchorage operations.

Your vessels could find every kind of service at Istanbul Anchorage area. Provision, bunker supplies, crew change operation,underwater inspections or similar works can be done at anchoarge.

Anchorage is free but for 48 hours. If one vessel stay at anchorage more than 48 hours, her status changing from Transit to Free Pratique. That means is extra costs on light dues and sanitary dues. You can calculate the estimated cost ( USD 0,50 x NRT )

All vessel should ask anchorage permition from Traffic control station by VHF and they should keep close contact with them. Also all vessel at anchorage should ask sailing permition from Traffic Control station, when they are leaving the area.

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Some minor mistakes can cause penalties and lossing precious time.

– Sawage systems should be closed during waiting at anchorage
– Deck should be cleaned from waste oil and dirty rags
– No throwing any garbage to sea
– No painting at deck or gangway

 

Dardanelles Straits Southern Entrance Anchorage Area Coordinates

Anchorage area for dangerous cargo vessels
1. 39Ø 49′ .17N, 26Ø 00′ .00E
2. 39Ø 46′ .00N, 25Ø 57′ .40E
3. 39Ø 46′ .90N, 25Ø 55′ .30E
4. 39Ø 50′ .45N, 25Ø 53′ .40E
5. 39Ø 54′ .15N, 25Ø 57′ .80E
6. 39Ø 52′ .75N, 26Ø 00′ .00E
7. 39Ø 50′ .40N, 25Ø 57′ .90E

Anchorage area for passenger and general cargo vessels
1. 39Ø 48′ .10N, 26Ø 04′ .97E
2. 39Ø 44′ .00N, 26Ø 01′ .90E
3. 39Ø 46′ .00N, 25Ø 57′ .40E
4. 39Ø 49′ .17N, 26Ø 00′ .00E

Dardanelles Straits Northern Entrance Anchorage Area Coordinates

Anchorage area for dangerous cargo vessels
1. 40Ø 37′ .55N, 27Ø 10′ .00E
2. 40Ø 36′ .45N, 27Ø 10′ .00E
3. 40Ø 32′ .65N, 27Ø 00′ .00E
4. 40Ø 33′ .42N, 26Ø 59′ .80E

Anchorage area for passenger and general cargo vessels
1. 40Ø 33′ .42N, 26Ø 59′ .80E
2. 40Ø 32′ .65N, 27Ø 00′ .00E
3. 40Ø 30′ .00N, 26Ø 53′ .00E
4. 40Ø 31′ .30N, 26Ø 52′ .40E

Bosphorus Southern Entrance Anchorage Area Coordinates

Waiting anchorage area (for berthing to Istanbul ports)
1. 41Ø 00′ .40N, 28Ø 59′ .15E
2. 40Ø 59′ .39N, 28Ø 58′ .60E
3. 40Ø 58′ .15N, 28Ø 56′ .50E
4. 41Ø 00′ .15N, 28Ø 56′ .50E

Anchorage area for left Istanbul ports (waiting long period and supplying)
1. 41Ø 00′ .15N, 28Ø 56′ .50E
2. 40Ø 58′ .15N, 28Ø 56′ .50E
3. 40Ø 56′ .82N, 28Ø 53′ .50E
4. 40Ø 58′ .92N, 28Ø 53′ .50E

Anchorage area for dangerous cargo vessels
1. 40Ø 58′ .92N, 28Ø 53′ .50E
2. 40Ø 56′ .82N, 28Ø 53′ .50E
3. 40Ø 56′ .12N, 28Ø 51′ .95E
4. 40Ø 55′ .88N, 28Ø 50′ .00E
5. 40Ø 57′ .48N, 28Ø 50′ .00E

Anchorage areas for quarantine control
1. 40Ø 57′ .54N, 28Ø 48′ .70E
2. 40Ø 56′ .10N, 28Ø 48′ .70E
3. 40Ø 56′ .40N, 28Ø 47′ .40E
4. 40Ø 58′ .23N, 28Ø 47′ .40E

Bosphorus Northern Entrance Anchorage Area Coordinates

Anchorage area for dangerous cargo vessels
1. 41Ø 15′ .40N, 28Ø 57′ .45E
2. 41Ø 17′ .50N, 28Ø 57′ .45E
3. 41Ø 17′ .50N, 29Ø 00′ .00E
4. 41Ø 14′ .90N, 29Ø 00′ .00E

Anchorage area for passenger and general cargo vessels
1. 41Ø 14′ .90N, 29Ø 00′ .00E
2. 41Ø 17′ .50N, 29Ø 00′ .00E
3. 41Ø 17′ .50N, 29Ø 02′ .37E
4. 41Ø 15′ .90N, 29Ø 05′ .00E
5. 41Ø 15′ .00N, 29Ø 05′ .00E