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Draft Restrictions

Pls note this table is only a guideline, since SCA continously expanding the Canal. Pls contact for accurate transit draft.

Updated from SCA circular valid from 20.01.2010
SCA Circular No. 2/2010 effective 20.01.2010

In line with the SCA policy to upgrade the Canal in service of World Navigation,
and on the occasion of the completion of the present stage of development,
the following has been decided :-

First :-

  1. As of 20/1/2010 vessels with a beam of 164 feet can transit the Canal with the draft of 66 feet.
  2. Table No.3, page 71 of the SC Rules of Nav. Dec. edition 2007 is replaced by table No.3, attached herewith.
  3. Table No 4, pages 72,73 and 74 of the SC rules of Nav. Dec. edition 2007 is replaced by table No.4 attached herewith.

Second :-
Item (1), Article 53, page 70 of the SC Rules of Nav. Dec. edition 2007 shall be amended to be as follows :-

  1. Vessels allowed to transit with a draught of over 50 feet and up to 66 feet must, for the first passage, effectuate successful sea trial before entering the Canal either at Suez or Port Said Roads.

This circular takes effect as of 20/01/2010.

 

Table No. 3. DRAUGHT FOR VESSELS IN BALAST TRANSITING NORTH OR SOUTHBOUND(1),(2),(3)

BEAMRECOMMENDED DRAUGHT
UP to 254 ft, 3 inch Less than or equal to 40 ft. or the Vessel's recommended ballast draft

(1) Vessels of a Beam over 210 ft. and up to 254 ft, 3 inch can transit the Canal in a beam wind not exceeding 10 Knot.
(2) Vessels of a Beam over 254 ft, 3 inch may be allowed to transit the canal with a special request.
(3) Ballast tankers must comply with Art. 119

 

Table No. 4. BEAM AND DRAUGHT Loaded Vessels (Southbound & Northbound)

DRAUGHT(ft. - in.)(m)BEAM (ft. - in.)(m)
66 - 00 20,12 164 - 00 50,00
65 - 11 20,09 164 - 02 50,05
65 - 10 20,07 164 - 05 50,11
65 - 09 20,04 164 - 07 50,18
65 - 08 20,02 164 - 10 50,24
65 - 07 19,99 165 - 01 50,30
65 - 06 19,96 165 - 03 50,37
65 - 05 19,94 165 - 06 50,43
65 - 04 19,91 165 - 08 50,50
65 - 03 19,89 165 - 11 50,56
65 - 02 19,86 166 - 01 50,63
65 - 01 19,84 166 - 04 50,69
65 - 00 19,81 166 - 06 50,76
64 - 11 19,79 166 - 09 50,82
64 - 10 19,76 166 - 11 50,89
64 - 09 19,74 167 - 02 50,95
64 - 08 19,71 167 - 05 51,02
64 - 07 19,69 167 - 07 51,08
64 - 06 19,66 167 - 10 51,15
64 - 05 19,63 168 - 00 51,22
64 - 04 19,61 168 - 03 51,28
64 - 03 19,58 168 - 06 51,35
64 - 02 19,56 168 - 08 51,42
64 - 01 19,53 168 - 11 51,48
64 - 00 19,51 169 - 02 51,55
63 - 11 19,48 169 - 04 51,62
63 - 10 19,46 169 - 07 51,68
63 - 09 19,43 169 - 09 51,75
63 - 08 19,41 170 - 00 51,82
63 - 07 19,38 170 - 03 51,89
63 - 06 19,35 170 - 05 51,96
63 - 05 19,33 170 - 08 52,02
63 - 04 19,30 170 - 11 52,09
63 - 03 19,28 171 - 02 52,16
63 - 02 19,25 171 - 04 52,23
63 - 01 19,23 171 - 07 52,30
63 - 00 19,20 171 - 10 52,37
62 - 11 19,18 172 - 00 52,44
62 - 10 19,15 172 - 03 52,51
62 - 09 19,13 172 - 06 52,58
62 - 08 19,10 172 - 09 52,65
62 - 07 19,08 172 - 11 52,72
62 - 06 19,05 173 - 02 52,79
62 - 05 19,02 173 - 05 52,86
62 - 04 19,00 173 - 08 52,93
62 - 03 18,97 173 - 11 53,00
62 - 02 18,95 174 - 01 53,07
62 - 01 18,92 174 - 04 53,14
62 - 00 18,90 174 - 07 53,21
61 - 11 18,87 174 - 10 53,28
61 - 10 18,85 175 - 01 53,26
61 - 09 18,82 175 - 03 53,43
61 - 08 18,80 175 - 06 53,50
61 - 07 18,77 175 - 09 53,57
61 - 06 18,75 176 - 00 53,64
61 - 05 18,72 176 - 03 53,72
61 - 04 18,69 176 - 06 53,79
61 - 03 18,67 176 - 09 53,86
61 - 02 18,64 177 - 00 53,94
61 - 01 18,62 177 - 02 54,01
61 - 00 18,59 177 - 05 54,08
60 - 11 18,57 177 - 08 54,16
60 - 10 18,54 177 - 11 54,23
60 - 09 18,52 178 - 02 54,31
60 - 08 18,49 178 - 05 54,38
60 - 07 18,47 178 - 08 54,46
60 - 06 18,44 178 - 11 54,53
60 - 05 18,41 179 - 02 54,61
60 - 04 18,39 179 - 05 54,68
60 - 03 18,36 179 - 08 54,76
60 - 02 18,34 179 - 11 54,83
60 - 01 18,31 180 - 02 54,91
60 - 00 18,29 180 - 05 54,99
59 - 11 18,26 180 - 08 55,06
59 - 10 18,24 180 - 11 55,14
59 - 09 18,21 181 - 02 55,22
59 - 08 18,19 181 - 05 55,29
59 - 07 18,16 181 - 08 55,37
59 - 06 18,14 181 - 11 55,45
59 - 05 18,11 182 - 02 55,53
59 - 04 18,08 182 - 05 55,60
59 - 03 18,06 182 - 08 55,68
59 - 02 18,03 182 - 11 55,76
59 - 01 18,01 183 - 02 55,84
59 - 00 17,98 183 - 05 55,92
58 - 11 17,96 183 - 09 56,00
58 - 10 17,93 184 - 00 56,08
58 - 09 17,91 184 - 03 56,16
58 - 08 17,88 184 - 06 56,24
58 - 07 17,86 184 - 09 56,32
58 - 06 17,83 185 - 00 56,40
58 - 05 17,81 185 - 03 56,48
58 - 04 17,78 185 - 07 56,56
58 - 03 17,75 185 - 10 56,64
58 - 02 17,73 186 - 01 56,72
58 - 01 17,70 186 - 04 56,80
58 - 00 17,68 186 - 07 56,88
57 - 11 17,65 186 - 11 56,96
57 - 10 17,63 187 - 02 57,05
57 - 09 17,60 187 - 05 57,13
57 - 08 17,58 187 - 08 57,21
57 - 07 17,55 188 - 00 57,29
57 - 06 17,53 188 - 03 57,38
57 - 05 17,50 188 - 06 57,46
57 - 04 17,48 188 - 09 57,54
57 - 03 17,45 189 - 01 57,63
57 - 02 17,42 189 - 04 57,71
57 - 01 17,40 189 - 07 57,80
57 - 00 17,37 189 - 11 57,88
56 - 11 17,35 190 - 02 57,96
56 - 10 17,32 190 - 05 58,05
56 - 09 17,30 190 - 09 58,13
56 - 08 17,27 191 - 00 58,22
56 - 07 17,25 191 - 04 58,31
56 - 06 17,22 191 - 07 58,39
56 - 05 17,20 191 - 10 58,48
56 - 04 17,17 192 - 02 58,56
56 - 03 17,15 192 - 05 58,65
56 - 02 17,12 192 - 09 58,74
56 - 01 17,09 193 - 00 58,83
56 - 00 17,07 193 - 03 58,91
55 - 11 17,04 193 - 07 59,00
55 - 10 17,02 193 - 10 59,09
55 - 09 16,99 194 - 02 59,18
55 - 08 16,97 194 - 05 59,27
55 - 07 16,94 194 - 09 59,36
55 - 06 16,92 195 - 00 59,44
55 - 05 16,89 195 - 04 59,53
55 - 04 16,87 195 - 07 59,62
55 - 03 16,84 195 - 11 59,71
55 - 02 16,81 196 - 02 59,80
55 - 01 16,79 196 - 06 59,89
55 - 00 16,76 196 - 10 59,98
54 - 11 16,74 197 - 01 60,08
54 - 10 16,71 197 - 05 60,17
54 - 09 16,69 197 - 08 60,26
54 - 08 16,66 198 - 00 60,35
54 - 07 16,64 198 - 04 60,44
54 - 06 16,61 198 - 07 60,53
54 - 05 16,59 198 - 11 60,63
54 - 04 16,56 199 - 03 60,72
54 - 03 16,54 199 - 06 60,81
54 - 02 16,51 199 - 10 60,91
54 - 01 16,48 200 - 02 61,00
54 - 00 16,46 200 - 05 61,10
53 - 11 16,43 200 - 07 61,14
53 - 10 16,41 200 - 10 61,21
53 - 09 16,38 201 - 00 61,26
53 - 08 16,36 201 - 03 61,34
53 - 07 16,33 201 - 05 61,39
53 - 06 16,31 201 - 08 61,47
53 - 05 16,28 201 - 10 61,52
53 - 04 16,26 202 - 01 61,60
53 - 03 16,23 202 - 03 61,65
53 - 02 16,21 202 - 06 61,72
53 - 01 16,18 202 - 08 61,77
53 - 00 16,15 202 - 11 61,85
52 - 11 16,13 203 - 01 61,90
52 - 10 16,10 203 - 04 61,98
52 - 09 16,08 203 - 06 62,03
52 - 08 16,05 203 - 09 62,10
52 - 07 16,03 203 - 11 62,15
52 - 06 16,00 204 - 01 62,20
52 - 05 15,98 204 - 04 62,28
52 - 04 15,95 204 - 06 62,33
52 - 03 15,93 204 - 09 62,41
52 - 02 15,90 204 - 11 62,46
52 - 01 15,88 205 - 01 62,51
52 - 00 15,85 205 - 04 62,59
51 - 11 15,82 205 - 06 62,64
51 - 10 15,80 205 - 09 62,71
51 - 09 15,77 205 - 11 62,76
51 - 08 15,75 206 - 01 62,81
51 - 07 15,72 206 - 04 62,89
51 - 06 15,70 206 - 06 62,94
51 - 05 15,67 206 - 09 63,02
51 - 04 15,65 206 - 11 63,07
51 - 03 15,62 207 - 01 63,12
51 - 02 15,60 207 - 04 63,20
51 - 01 15,57 207 - 06 63,25
51 - 00 15,54 207 - 09 63,32
50 - 11 15,52 207 - 11 63,37
50 - 10 15,49 208 - 01 63,42
50 - 09 15,47 208 - 04 63,50
50 - 08 15,44 208 - 06 63,55
50 - 07 15,42 208 - 09 63,63
50 - 06 15,39 208 - 11 63,68
50 - 05 15,37 209 - 01 63,73
50 - 04 15,34 209 - 04 63,80
50 - 03 15,32 209 - 06 63,86
50 - 02 15,29 209 - 09 63,93
50 - 01 15,27 209 - 11 63,98
50 - 00 15,24 210 - 01 64,03