Escort of VLCC, L.P.G, LNG, Large Bulk Carrier and Other Vessel to be as Follow:
As of 1st January 2014 The Suez Canal Authorities (SCA) has increased the tariffs for escort tugs to SDR 10,000
SCA Circular 03/2004 shall be considered null and void, and is replaced by the following :
Escort tugboats are hired at a unified rate SDR 10,000 per each individual tugboat.
SCA Circular No. 8/1996
The Suez Canal Authority has decided to modify Art. 58
Rules of Navigation as stated hereunder:
Escorting the ships transiting the Suez Canal is effectuated according to the Suez Canal net tonnage and not the summer dead weight. The Article will read as follows:
Loaded vessels less than 70,000 Suez Canal net tonnage will be escorted by one tug if for technical reasons SCA find it necessary or when the vessels draught is more than 47 feet.
Loaded vessels from 70,000 Suez Canal net tonnage to 90,000tons will be escorted by one tug.
Loaded vessels over 90,000 Suez Canal net tonnage will be escorted by two tugs.
Vessels in ballast over 130,000 Suez Canal net tonnage will be escorted by one tug.
LPG and LNG over 25,000 Suez Canal net tonnage (except GF) (1) will be escorted by one tug (2).
Vessels in ballast with beam over 218 ft up to 233 ft will be escorting by one tug.
Vessels in ballast with beam over 233 ft will be escorted by two tugs.
Towed scrapped vessels in ballast 80,000 Suez Canal net tonnage and over will be escorted by one tug.
The Suez Canal net tonnage is assessed regardless of sizes that are temporarily added in each transit (such as double bottom tanks or containers on deck etc.)
This circular takes effect as of 1/1/1997