CIRCULAR NO. 03/2000

 SUEZ CANAL AUTHORITY (SCA) IN A POLICY PROCESS TO UPGRADE THE WATERWAY HAS DECIDED: ITEM (C) OF ARTICLE 52 AND ITEM (1) OF ARTICLE 53 OF THE SUEZ CANAL RULES OF NAVIGATION (FEBRUARY 1995) AND CIRCULAR NO. 15/95 SHALL BE WAIVED. VESSELS WITH BEAM OF 175 FEET 4 INCHES CAN TRANSIT THE CANAL WITH A DRAUGHT OF 58 FEET. VESSELS WITH A BEAM EXCEEDING 175 FEET CAN TRANSIT THE CANAL WITH TABULATED DRAUGHTS. VESSELS IN BALLAST WITH A BEAM OVER 245 FEET CAN TRANSIT THE CANAL WITH A DRAUGHT OF NOT MORE THAN 32 FEET FORWARD AND 36 FEET AFT.

DIRECTOR OF TRANSIT