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Saturday, January 20, 2018

LOCAL NEWS – SUEZ CANAL, PANAMA CANAL, HOUSTON/GALVESTON

This week we have local news from Suez Canal, Panama Canal and Houston/Galveston

EGYPT

-          Suez Canal - Max air draught at the Kantara Suspension Bridge

Further to the article in P&T circular May 2000, the Suez Canal Authority advises that the max air draught for vessels and large floating units shall be 68 m above MLHLW.  This air draught limit was in force as from 15 July 2000.

Sources:

Atlas Marine Services Co. S.A.E., Port Said; International Shipping Enterprise (S.A.E.), Port Said; Salvesen & Odd Agencies A.s., Oslo

PANAMA

-          Panama Canal - Update on lock outages year 2000

Explanation:

(1)-No. of lane outage days.

(2)-No. of culvert outage days.

(3)-Transit capacity.

  * -Identifies the locks requiring a major outage of one of its two lanes fro dry chamber inspection, miter gate repairs, two track work or other major maintenance/improvement project.  Advantage may be taken of this requirement to perform simultaneous single lane outages for additional maintenance at other locks.

 

Dates

(1)

(2)

Miraflores

Pedro Miguel

Gatun

(3)

Status

17/07-29/07

12

 

Lane

 

Lane*

26-28

Confirmed

21/08-31/08

11

 

 

 

Lane*

26-28

Tentative

18/09-19/09

2

 

 

Lane

 

26-28

Tentative

20/09-01/10

12

 

 

Lane

Lane*

26-28

Tentative

 

Sources: 

Canega Shipping Services, Houston; Panama Canal Authority, Balboa; Salvesen & Odd Agencies A.s., Oslo

Houston/Galveston – Temporary safety zone established

The captain of the port Houston/Galveston has established a Safety Zone from CEMEX USA to Houston Fuel Oil from 0700 hours to 2000 hours daily from 24 July through 27 July 2000.

This Safety Zone will require vessels to receive authorization from the COTP prior to entrance.  Check in with the vessel Traffic Safety Service will constitute such authorization.

A minimum safe speed will be required of vessels transiting the zone.

Source:  Moran-Gulf Shipping Agency, Houston