In order to leave a livable world to future generations, the elimination of environmental pollution,
which is one of the important dimensions of sustainability, increases its importance every day.
Undoubtedly, among the factors that cause environmental pollution, the role of ships is quite high.
The seas are also polluted by the routine operation of ships as well as marine accidents. Pollution
arising from the routine operations of ships is caused by the discharge of pollutants such as ballast
water, bilge water, sludge or garbage into the sea. In addition, emissions from ships and oil and
fuel pollution caused by the routine operation of ships also play an important role in environmental
pollution. In this study, the phenomena resulting from the routine operations of ships and causing
environmental pollution were examined using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method,
which is one of the multi-criteria decision-making methods, and the perceptions of ship operators
towards environmental pollution were tried to be determined.