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Suez Canal Guide

Suez Canal

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By maintaining close relations with the Suez Canal Authority, we provide a range of canal transit services to assist vessels of all types transiting the Suez Canal.

Navigation Simulation

Suez Canal Map Navigation Simulation

Copyrights for Suez Canal Authority

Documents Required.

The following documents and certificates should be on board ships passing the Canal:

  • Suez canal special tonnage certificate and calculation sheet.
  • Certificate of Registry, showing latest ship’s name and present owners
  • General arrangement Plan
  • Capacity Plan
  • Engine Room Plan
  • Statistical declaration
  • Copies of cargo manifests and bills of lading.
  • Declaration concerning use of double bottom tanks and the lower parts of the high tanks.
  • Declaration concerning vessels in ballast
  • Declaration concerning state of navigability
  • Classification certificate

Suez Canal Restrictions


High bridge Max air draft is 68 m


Ships can transit Suez Canal South or Northbound with up to maximum draft 62 ft with beam 175 ft.

For ships of larger beam exist a comprehensive table of SCA, which provides the draft a ship can transit.(See the draft/beam table for further information )


No restrictions


Current maximum permissible beam 245 ft. Ships with beam over 245 ft may be allowed to transit the Canal under special request.

Ships passing Canal should not exceed draft of load-line (tropical).

Suez Canal

Rules of Navigation
December 2020 Edition

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