Panama Canal – tug escorts to be assigned for ‘extended’ single-hull tankers

The Panama Canal Authority has issued Advisory No. 30 of 2005 stating that single-hull tankers operating under extensions granted in accordance with revised Regulation 13G or new Regulation 13H of Annex I of the MARPOL Convention will be escorted by at least one tug during certain portions of the transit of Panama Canal waters, depending on the size of the tanker. 

Contact: Joe Angelo