Turkey proposes ban against the use of open-loop scrubbers

It should no longer be permitted for ships sailing in Turkey to discharge their open-loop scrubber wash water into the sea. The country plans to ban the technology, but the decision is met with criticism from Clean Shipping Alliance.

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Ships sailing in Turkish territorial waters should no longer be permitted to discharge their wash water from open-loop scrubbers into the sea.

The country now proposes a ban against the use of the so-called open-loop scrubbers, which remove harmful particles from the exhaust gases of vessels still burning heavy fuel.

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