Turkish Vessel Fined for Polluting Georgian Waters

The Department of Environmental Supervision of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture has reported that their employees, along with Border Police officers, witnessed pollution of Georgian waters by a Turkish ship which polluted waters near the port of Poti. The ship is detained for illegally dumping farm-fecal waste.

As soon as the fine is paid, the vessel will leave the territorial waters of Georgia.

“The ship, sailing under the Turkish flag, polluted Georgian territorial waters by dumping farm-fecal waste. The Poti City Court fined the captain of the ship GEL 65,000 and imposed an additional fine - GEL 5 306.40 for the damage caused the environment,” reported the agency.

By Nini Dakhundaridze

Image source: IPN

11 November 2019 19:41