With the “International Convention on the Prevention of Pollution of the Seas by Ships” (MARPOL 73/78), in which our country was a party in 1990, rules have been introduced to prevent pollution of the marine environment; In order to receive the wastes specified in Annexes I, II, IV, V of the Convention and arising as a result of the normal activities of the ships, the Port States were obliged to have a waste receiving facility. Article 7-i of the Metropolitan Municipality Law No. 5216 and the “Regulation on Receiving Waste from Ships and Control of Waste Control” published in the Official Gazette dated 26.12.2004 and numbered 25682, the establishment of a waste reception facility within the Istanbul Sea Borders and the wastes arising from the normal activities of the ships, without causing any delay. Obliged to be taken.