“A Pilot is the National Representative of the Safety at Sea”
Capt. Altay ALTUĞ
UZMAR, being founded by Capt. Altay ALTUĞ, is the first private enterprise for pilotage services. Capt. Altay ALTUĞ having started with pilotage services at Akçansa Çanakkale Cement Factory Terminal in 1984, has been rendering harbour pilotage and towage services in Nemrut Bay, Aliağa, being assigned by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communication as the “Authorised Pilotage and Towage Organization” since 1993.
Safe arrival-departure and berthing-unberthing of an average of almost 3.600 individual vessels calling at Nemrut Bay and Akçansa Çanakkale Cement Factory Terminal annually has been made possible, in the name of a sustainable foreign and domestic trade, by the excellent services of UZMAR pilots and workboat fleet personnel and with its unique workboat fleet of strongest tugs and workboats with outstanding capabilities, in-house built at UZMAR TUG AND WORKBOAT FACTORY. (Please visit www.uzmar.com)
UZMAR, having its profoundly internalized safety culture based on the inherited principle of “safety first at sea”, has established an “Oil Spill Emergency Response Center” in 2010 at the Aliağa Nemrut Bay Region, where it is focused with its mainstream public activities and services of pilotage and towage. So, besides being the Authorised Pilotage and Towage Organization, UZMAR has also been the ministry-licensed organization in the region for Preparedness and Emergency Response on Oil and Other Liquid Chemical Spills. UZMAR, having remarkebly invested in oil spill response equipment and workboat fleet, has been providing solutions to its regional social and industry shareholders. With its corporate goal of reaching the highest level of expertise and capabilities on preparedness and response on Oil Spills in Marine Emergencies in its region, UZMAR has been frequently conducting emergency oil spill response drills with the active participation of the regional port facilities personnel.