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Canal & The Society

The Suez Canal ’s role is not confined to servicing the world trade. It goes beyond that to serve the Canal Zone community ...

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Navigation Circulars

 
Circular No. 6 /2016

Concerning the additional dues collected if the pilot cabin is not available or not suitable and if the pilot ladder is not applicable during the first transit


As the owners of ships transiting the Suez Canal complain about the additional dues collected when the pilot cabin is not available or not suitable as stated in SC Rules of Nav. August of 2015 Art . 42 para 2, page 58 and also if the pilot ladder is not applicable to Art . 24  para (C) page 52, the Suez Canal Authority has decided the following : -

Article one:-
1) Para 2 , Art .42 page 58 of SC Rules of Nav. shall be amended to read as follows : -

- If the pilot cabin is not suitable , an additional dues of 5000 US Dollars shall be collected as from the second transit .

- An extra charge of 1000 US Dollars shall be collected for each relieving pilot if relieved as from the first transit.

2)Para 2, Art. 24 page 52 shall be amended to read as follows : -

- If the pilot ladder is not applicable to S.C Rules of Navigation and the accommodation ladder is not in good order , an additional dues of 5000 US dollars ,shall be collected as from the second transit .

- The shipping Agency shall be informed of this measure on the first transit to take action . The extra charge of 5000 US Dollars shall be applied on the second and subsequent transits if violation of the Rules continues.

Article Two:-
This circular shall take effect as of 1 /11/2016.

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Director of Transit Department 

( Eng . Ahmed Shawky Mostafa )

Canal History
13th century BCE

13th century BCE, A canal is constructed between the Nile Delta and the Red Sea. For the following centuries, the canal was only partially maintained...

1854

1854, By a French initiative, the viceroy of Egypt, Said Pasha, decides for a project to build a canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea...

1858

1858, La Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez is formed to construct the canal.

17 Nov 1869

17 Nov 1869, With great splendour, the canal is opened for navigation. Dimensions were 22 metre in bottom width, 58 metre in surface width, and a depth of 8 metres...

2 Mar 1888

2 Mar 1888, The Convention of Constantinople guaranteed right of passage of all ships through the Suez Canal during war and peace...

13 Jun 1956

13 Jun 1956, Suez Canal Zone restored to Egypt.
26 Jul 1956, Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal.

5 Jun 1975

5 Jun 1975, Suez Canal reopened...

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