Implications for Marine Pollution in Chemical Tanker Collusions in the Strait of Çanakkale (Dardanelles)


  • Hasan Bora Usluer Galatasaray Üniversitesi


Turkish Straits Sea Area(TSSA), Strait of Çanakkale (Dardanelle), Marine Pollution Simulation, Mucilage, Strategy of Maritime Management


Turkish Straits Sea Area, which is a bridge and natural waterway connecting the Black Sea and Aegean Seas, has a very important geographical status. The Straits of Istanbul (Bosphorus) and Çanakkale (Dardanelle) are the great natural way and also the Marmara Sea is the main component of the area. Contrary to Istanbul, there have been no major maritime accidents in the Çanakkale. However, due to the changing and developing technology, ships have large tonnages. In addition, the investments of countries in energy transportation attract attention. Thus, chemical transportation has gained importance and there has been a change and development in the elements of maritime transportation. The Strait of Çanakkale is characterized by settlements on both sides. Natural waterway areas with such characteristics need to be protected. In the study, a real-time simulation analysis was carried out in order to guide how much pollution will occur in a ship accident that may occur in a determined region in the Strait of Çanakkale and to prevent the pollution that will occur there.