Nothwestern Tutkey is devided by a complex waterway that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea. The channel passing between the Blach Sea and the Sea of Marmara is named the Istambul Bogazi, more commonly called the Bosporus. Istambul is positioned at the south end of the Bosporus. The Sea of Maramara is connected to the Aegean Sea by a channel called the Canakkale Bogazi, also known as the Dardanelles.

VESSEL TRAFFIC SEPARATION
Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS)
All maritime traffic must stay to the starboard side of the channel.
In the North, by the North border of the area joining the following points:
Lat. 41 deg. 16' N., Long. 028 deg. 55' E
Lat. 41 deg. 21' N., Long. 028 deg. 55' E
Lat. 41 deg. 21' N., Long. 029 deg. 16' E
Lat. 41 deg. 14‘ N., Long. 029 deg. 16' E

On the South, the South border of the area connecting the following points:
Lat.40 deg. 05' N., Long. 026 deg. 11' E
Lat.40 deg. 02' N., Long. 025 deg. 551 E
Lat.39 deg. 50' N., Long. 025 deg. 53' E
Lat.39 deg. 44' N., Long. 025 deg. 55' E
Lat.39 deg. 44 ‘N., Long. 026 deg. O9' E

NORTHBOUND OF STRAITS DARDANELLES PASSAGE
Please call Mehmetcik Control
Station by VHF Channel 11, Prior 30 nm to Mehmetcik Light House, and ask for permission to
enter Dardanelles Strait. When you get green light from the Control Station, call also Mehmetcik
Pilot by VHF Channel 71 advising your position and stand by on VHF Channel 11/71 till entering
the Dardanelles and then switch to VHF Channel 13 till leaving the Dardanelles Strait.

SOUTHBOUND OF STRAITS DARDANELLES PASSAGE
Please call Gelibolu Control
Station by VHF Channel 11, prior 30 nm to Gelibolu Light House, and ask for permission to enter
Dardanelles Strait. When you get green light from the Control Station, call also Gelibolu Pilot by
VHF Channel 71 advising your position and stand by on VHF Channel 11/71 till entering the
Dardanelles and then switch to VHF Channel 13 till leaving the Dardanelles Strait.


PILOTAGE SERVICES IN THE STRAIT OF ISTANBUL
:
North of the Strait of Istanbul (on the Black sea side) pilot embarkation place: Pilot embarkation is carried out between the positions Lat. 41 deg. 12'.30 N; Long. 29 deg. 06‘.70 E and Lat. 41 deg. 15' 15N; Long 29 deg. 07'.94 E on the Line of Southern traffic direction, subject to weather conditions.

North ofthe Strait of Istanbul (on the Black sea side) pilot disembarkation place: Pilot disembarkation is carried out on a line of 3 NM distance drawn from the position Lat. 41 deg. 12'.20
N; Long. 29 deg. 07'.00 E to the direction 040 deg., subject to weather conditions

South of the Strait of Istanbul (on the Marmara sea side) pilot embarkation place: Pilot embarkation is carried out on a line of 3 NM distance drawn from the position Lat. 40 deg. 58'.20 N; Long. 28 deg. 59'.70 E to the direction 194 deg., subject to weather conditions.

South of the Strait of Istanbul (on the Marmara sea side) pilot disembarkation place: Pilot disembarkation is carried out on a line of 3 NM distance drawn from the position Lat. 40 deg. 58'.20
N; Long. 28 deg. 57'.70 E to the direction 234 deg., subject to weather conditions

PILOT LADDER: will be prepared on vessel's starboard side. If your vessel's fieeboard exceeds more than 5 meters, please prepare a combination ladder.

PILOTAGE STATIONS AT BOSPHORUS

Rumeli Kavak:
Call Name : Kavak Pilot
Position : Lat. 41 deg. 10'.60 N., Long. 29 deg. 04'.40 E
Telephone : (0 212) 242 04 94 - 242 03 74
Fax:  (0212) 242 16 07
VHF Band : Ch. 16, 71
Working Hours : 24 hours

Istanbul :
Call Name : Istanbul Pilot
Position : Lat. 41 deg. 00'.70 N., Long. 29 deg. 00'.63 E
Telephone : (0 216) 333 05 33
VHF Band : Ch 16, 71
Working Hours : 24 hours


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