Re: Turkey: Update on Gray Water and Black Water Disposal Requirements
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I am now back in Greece; but spent the last two months in Turkey.
Fethiye Bay area is now very crowded. There are thousands of boats, many are power boats. I have to say that it is not as clean as it used to be, there is a lot of oil in the water as well as plastic and scum. The scum I believe is from the bilges.
Until now at least, nobody sends their shower water and dish water to a holding tank. Everyone uses holding tanks for sewage, but then they empty them outside of the anchorages, maybe a mile away. They then do a pump out every two weeks which keeps the authorities happy. If one was to genuinely empty holding tanks only at pump out stations then it would mean pumping out every week or with a full boat every 2 days….the logistics make it unlikely to be enforced..
One problem is that many larger vessels run generators 24/7. This leaves a sooty oily residue.
I understand the need to tighten up….but for the moment it is not policed…of course all you need is an officious coast guard officer to be in real trouble..
On 27 Jun 2022, at 19:54, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote: