SCA Circular 03/2004 shall be considered null and void, and is replaced by the following :
Imposed tugboats are hired at a unified rate of SDR 22,000 for the entire trip of the tugboats from one end of the Canal to the other .
b - Vessels of 1500 SC.G.T and over built with one anchor.
c - Vessels of 1500 SC.G.T and over built with more than one anchor if only one of them on the bow
d - Special cases to be studied.
Vessels with two engines on one propeller of which one is out of order for any reason and can not maintain speed of 10 knots at least without current after sea trial to assure the speed and valid sea worthiness certificate.
Vessels with two engines on two propellers of which one is out of order On Master's request for one tug or more.
On Master request for one tug or more.
Submarines to be escorted by one or two imposed tugs according to CA. Survey (depending on submarine condition, anchors, mooring facilities, power drive.... etc).
Air craft carriers to be escorted by two imposed tugs.
a) General Cargo vessels carrying explosive of type class 1, (explosive div.1.1 , div.1.2 , and div.1.3 according to IMDG code) in less than 50% of the loaded cargo, an imposed tug to be added during transit, for security.
b) But if the explosive cargo are 50% or more of the loaded cargo, two imposed tugs are to be added during transit, for security.