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This is a small fishing harbour on the Northern Turkish Coast in the Black Sea, 30nm East of Sile.

Position 41°10.13'N, 30°13.47E.

WARNING: Almost the entire area between Sile and Kefken is a Live Firing Practice area, and when active requires a significant detour as detailed on the charts. Check with the Coast Guard in Sile or call them on VHF channel 16.

Docking

Good protection except when wind and waves are from the NW.

Yachts are welcome here and can moor in the Southern part of the harbour directly alongside the concrete quay, if there is space, or to a fishing boat.

Alternatively, there is space to anchor in approx. 3-4 m. Beware of the shallow water near the beach on the East side of the harbour and rocks in the SE corner.

There are water taps on shore, and a slipway for hauling out the fishing boats - which most likely can assist with common repairs.

Last updated June 2011.

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