EXPLANATORY NOTE FOR SCA CIRCULAR NO. 6/1993 ARTICLE 2

EXPLANATORY NOTE FROM SUEZ CANAL AUTHORITY, ISMAILIA ON ARTICLE TWO OF CIRCULAR 6-93 (CANAL TOLLS 1994)

I ) HULL DESIGN AND PERCENTAGE OF REDUCTION

1) OIL TANKERS WITHOUT DOUBLE BOTTOM TANKS COMPLYING WITH MARPOL 73/78, ANNEX 1, REGULATION 13E SHALL QUALIFY FOR: 4 PCT REDUCTION

2) OIL TANKERS WITH DOUBLE BOTTOM TANKS COMPLYING WITH MARPOL 73/78, ANNEX 1, REGULATION 13E, SHALL QUALIFY FOR: 2 PCT REDUCTION

NOTE: TANKERS WITH ONLY DOUBLE BOTTOM TANKS ARE NOT SUBJECT TO ANY REDUCTION, AS DOUBLE BOTTOMS ARE EXEMPTED FROM TOLLS UNLESS USED TO CARRY CARGO

3) OIL TANKERS WITHOUT DOUBLE BOTTOM TANKS COMPLYING WITH MARPOL 73/78, ANNEX 1, REGULATION 13F (4) SHALL QUALIFY FOR: 4 PCT REDUCTION

4) DOUBLE HULL OIL TANKERS WITHOUT DOUBLE BOTTOM TANKS COMPLYING WITH MARPOL 73/78, ANNEX 1, REGULATION 13F (3) SHALL QUALIFY FOR: 4 PCT REDUCTION

5) DOUBLE HULL OIL TANKERS WITH DOUBLE BOTTOM TANKS COMPLYING WITH MARPOL 73/78, ANNEX 1, REGULATION 13F (3) SHALL QUALIFY FOR: 2 PCT REDUCTION

II) DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
 
APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS BEFORE TRANSITTING THE CANAL.

1) A COPY OF INTERNATIONAL OIL POLUTION PREVENTION (IOPP) CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE AND ITS SUPPLEMENT FOR THE RECORD OF CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT AS AMENDED.

2) A COPY OF CAPASITY PLAN
3) A COPY OF TANK PLAN AND PIPING SYSTEM

NOTABENE
 
TANKERS APPLYING FOR REDUCTION SHALL QUALIFY EITHER FOR 2 PCT OR FOR 4 PCT DISCOUNT ACCORDING TO HULL DESIGN AS MENTIONED ABOVE. THE 2 PCT AND 4 PCT REDUCTIONS WILL NOT BE AGGREGATED UNDER ANY
CIRCUMSTANCES.

SUEZ CANAL MEASUREMENT
 
THE MEASUREMENT OF TANKERS CONSTRUCTED ACCORDING TO MARPOL 73/78WITHOUT DOUBLE BOTTOMS INCLUDES 100 PCT OF THEIR SEGREGATED BALLAST TANKS. THE MEASUREMENT OF TANKERS FITTED WITH DOUBLE BOTTOM
TANKS (AS PART OF THE DOUBLE HULL) INCLUDES ONLY ABT. 50 PCT TO 65 PCT OF THE TOTAL SEGREGATED BALLAST TANKS, DUE TO THE EXEMPTION OF THE DOUBLE BOTTOM FROM THE MEASUREMENT. THE EFFECT IS THAT TOLLS RELATED TO CARRYING CAPASITY FOR TANKERS HAVING A DOUBLE BOTTOM ARE LESS THAN THOSE FOR TANKERS WITH NO DOUBLE BOTTOM. THIS IS THE REASON FOR APPLYING A 4 PCT REDUCTION FOR SBT VESSELS WITHOUT A DOUBLE BOTTOM, 2 PCT FOR SBT VESSELS WITH A DOUBLE BOTTOM AS PART OF A DOUBLE HULL, AND NO REDUCTION FOR SBT VESSELS WITH ONLY A DOUBLE BOTTOM.

KINDLY BE GUIDED ACCORDINGLY.