SUEZ CANAL TRANSIT

EL DAWI SONS Acting as Suez Canal Transiting Agent for vessels owners, operators and charters, provides all the services required ,solving ,checking and ensuring that Suez canal tolls have been calculated properly with no dispute what so ever, following the arrival berthing or transiting the canal, ensuring that all services as rendered by any party is performed to the entire satisfaction of the masters and facilitating any matters and services, any problems occurring and avoid any delay and full watch while vessel in the port or transiting until the exit way also checking any financial transaction.

VHF channels in use: 6, 8, (9 main control office, Ismailia) 12, 13 and 16. SOUTHBOUND VESSELS 72 / 48 / 24 / 12 Hours ETA notice to: ELDAWI SONS – ALEXANDRIA ” Head Office “” Tel: 002034839526-4839425- 01227227222 Master should provide following in first ETA E MAIL: full particulars of ship (scgrt, scnrt, dwt, draft, beam, loa, nationality, call sign, ex names, and date of last transit, type of cargo, or if in ballast, gas free or not, Quantity and IMO class of any dangerous cargo). If no changes since last transit, please state ‘’particulars no change’’. – Information / instructions concerning all other matters should be directed to ELDAWI SONS / ALEXANDRIA, who will coordinate and authorize additional requirements. – For sake of good order, master should Contact EL DAWI SONS – ALEXANDRIA when entering the canal advising name of ship chandler and type of service rendered. This also applies if no services have been requested/rendered during ships canal transit/port call.

A)TRANSIT INFORMATION.
1- The limit time for all vessels joining the northbound convoy is 2300 hrs.
(North of Lat. 29 42 .8 N: This Lat. is limited by Long. 32 23.1 E & Long. 32 41 .5 E)
A.Ships Arriving After Hr 2300 Till Hr 0000 Can Join The Convoy Against The Payment Of A Surcharge Equal To 5% Of The Normal Transit Dues With A Maximum Of 12500 SDR.
B.Ships Arriving After Hr 0000 Until Hr 0100 Can Also Join Convoy Against The Payment Of A Surcharge Equal To 10% Of The Normal Transit Dues With A Maximum Of 25000 SDR.
C.Ships Arriving After Hr 0100 May Join The Convoy, If Traffic Conditions Permit, Against The Payment Of A Surcharge Equal To 12% Of The Normal Transit Dues With A Maximum Of 30000 SDR.
2- Vsl must contact port control before arriving outer anchorage and after
Dropping anchor by VHF CH. 14 – 16 also Pls hoist black ball over flag
Gulf by day light. Bynight, 3 all – round with lights is vertical line over yr
Mast (I require a pilot. )
3- Pls advise us yr. ETA 48 – 24 hrs.To this office.
– 5 copies of crew list .
4- Pls advise (MMSI) and arrival draft .

B.1)S.C Surveyor Will Board Yr Vessel Pls Keep Following Doc. Ready ( in a separated file ):-
1- Suez canal transit forms ( full set as per attached ).
2- Certificate of Registry ( one copy ).
3- Certificate of Classification ( one copy ).
4- Suez canal special tonnage certificate attached with calculation sheet , if any ( all pages one copy ).
5- Cargo manifest ( full set for different discharging ports one copy ) if not , there are :-
– Bill of lading, or
– Mate’s receipt , or
– Certificate of quantity.
6- Final stowage ( cargo ) plan ( one copy ).
7- Out of cauge( OOG ) list / oversized container list , declaring :-
– Position ( stowage ), cont. no. , type (20′,40′ or 45′ ) , over-height ( upper ) of the extension.
8- Crew list ( one copy ).
9- Passenger list , if any ( one copy ).
10- A detailed list, declaring the full dimensions in meters (L X B X H ) for the following :-
– All closed wooden boxes / cases on deck.
– Tanks on deck.
– Fabricated houses on deck.
Supported by Packing list / Load list if any.
11- Floating units ( Yachts, Tugs, …. Etc ) declaration , declares the full dim. Of Hull and Accommodations in meters ( L X B X H ) ( attached by any drawings and Suez canal special tonnage cert. for these floating units if any ).
12- Heavy units declaration , declares the heaviest units on board, description of these units , stowed whether on deck or under deck and the quantity of each in m/t.
13- Military and imo cargo declaration :-
– Declares how many units and the quantity in metric tons for the military.
– And, for IMO cargo 1 and 7 declares every item in those mentioned in metric tons ( gross weight ).
14- If the vsl chartered / belong to any Navy Dept., kindly prepare an official letter attached with charter party.
P.S :- the A.M documents & drawings are the most recent required documents by the Suez canal Inspector so, kindly be informed that in some special cases according to management instructions there are some different documents & drawings will be required.

B.2) Due that Vsl. is considered 1st transit of the Canal, registration will be done Accordingly and the S.C. surveyor will request the following document :-
1- General Arrangement plan ( original drawing all pcs / sheets ).
2- Capacity plan ( original drawing ).
3- Engine Room Arrangement plan / Machinery Arrangement or / Engine room layout ( original drawing all pcs ).
4- Accommodation plan ( original drawing all pcs / sheets ).
5- Sounding book ( W.B& F.O ).
6- Suez canal special tonnage cert. attached with calculation sheet, if any ( all pages three copies )if not, kindly prepare an official letter declare and certify that there is no Suez canal special tonnage certificate on board.
7- Certificate of Registry ( three copies ).
8- Certificate of classification ( three copies ).
9- International tonnage cert. ( three copies ).
10- Suez canal transit forms .

C) Quarantine doctor will board yr Vsl Pls keep for him renewed S.S.C.E.CD) Mooring boats + Projector
1- YR Vsl will be supplised by 1 or 2 mooring boats each one have 3 crew members. Pls arrange lifting method on board and also arrange accommodation to the crew.
2- ifyr Vsl has its projectors only an electrician will join you all the way till the other , Pls assist . if you have no projector SCA will supply a floating projector which will be disembarked on end of canal
3- if you need any require provision Pls send direct to our office .
E) PLSE. NOTE THE FOLLOWING ART. OF RULES OF NAVIGATION :
Art., 12 – Booking for Transit:
1. Vessels may book for transiting the Canal. The booking notice shall reach the Suez Canal Port Offices not later than four days prior to the transit It must contain the name, date and nationality of the vessel, her type (Container, RoRo, …. etc.), her particulars such as draught, length overall, beam, SC.G.T., SC.N.T. and D.W.T. … etc.
2. Vessels booking for fixed date will have priority to join the convoy on that date, if they arrive within the limit time defined by the present Rules.
3. Booking can be cancelled or altered by notice to the SCA Offices at least 12 hour before the date booked for, otherwise, the vessel shall be charged with (1000 U.S. Dollars). In case of ULCC’s, VLCC’s, LNG and similar vessels this charge will be (3000 U.S. Dollars) (1) due to the special arrangements made by the SCA, such as escorting by tugs … etc.
Vessels arriving without previous booking will catch the convoy if the capacity of movement in the Canal permits, otherwise they may join the following convoy.
(1) See Art., 105. page 201
Art. 20 – Mooring Boats :
1. Vessels transiting the Canal must have mooring boats as mentioned hereafter hired from the Suez Canal Mooring Company approved by SCA. In case no motor mooring boats from the said company are available, ship’s boats if suitable for mooring (1) in the Canal can be used and must be manned by shore crew, hired from the SC Mooring Company; each boat is to be manned by three men.
2. One motor boat or zodiac whatever its kind for vessels up to 5000 SC.G.T.
3. Two motor boats for vessels over 5000 SC.G.T.
4. Ships may ask for additional motor boats according to Masters request. These motor mooring boats must be in constant readiness for lowering to run the ropes to the mooring posts or bollards without any delay during the transit of the vessel.
5. Ships must be fitted with well maintained lifting appliances capable of lifting mooring boats of 3 tons weight (Including crew members).
6. Ships may carry extra mooring boats as passengers for the interest of navigation. However, L.P.G, L.N.G, and Loaded Tankers are not allowed any extra boats.
7. The handling of mooring boats must be carried out safely, well clear from the ship’s propellers.
8. Masters are requested to reduce speed during the lifting or lowering operations of mooring boats, an officer must be in charge, to avoid accidents that may endanger the life of mooring crew.
If the vessel has no means of lifting mooring boats and ship’s boats (2) are not suitable for mooring in the Canal, the vessel shall not be allowed to transit the Canal unless escorted by imposed tug .
(1) Open type with inboard motor lifeboat
(2) Closed type lifeboat .
Periodical on Article 58 of SC Rules of Navigation
Further to Article 58 of SC Rules of navigation edition of August 2015 concerning escorting tugs according to the S.C net tonnage of transiting vessels, shipping agencies of vessels that transit for the first time must submit the following documents at enough time before transit ( one week at least ):
1.Suez Canal tonnage certificate with full calculation sheets.
2.General Arrangement plan ( with scale ) .
3.Capacity plan .
4.Engine room arrangement plan ( with scale ).
To the survey section at port of entry ( port said or port Tewfik ) as shown in the following table :
Unless the agency submits the A/M documents and SCA has concluded after transit that the vessel must be escorted by one or two tugs, the tugs fees shall be collected accordingly.
Pls don’t hesitate to contact us any time, with Avery pleasant and smooth transit.
A)TRANSIT INFORMATION
1- There Is One S/B Convoy Daily, The Limit Time To Join The S/B Convoy Is
2300 Lt And This Convoy Starts At 0330 Hrs – Direct Transit, The Limit Line Is (South Of Lat. 31 28 .7 N: This Lat. Is Limited By Long.32 00 .27 E & Long. 32 37 .43 E) .
– Ships Arriving After Hr 2300 Till Hr 0000 Can Join The Southbound Convoy Against The Payment Of A Surcharge Equal To 5% Of The Normal Transit Dues With A Maximum Of 12500 SDR.
– Ships Arriving After Hr 0000 Till Hr 0100 Can Join The Southbound Convoy Against The Payment Of A Surcharge Equal To 10% Of The Normal Transit Dues With A Maximum Of 25000 SDR.
– Ships Arriving After Hr 0100 May Join The Southbound Convoy, Against The Payments Of A Surcharge Equals To 12% Of The Normal Transit Dues With A Maximum Of 30000 SDR If The Convoy Situation Permits.

* The Limit Time Of Container Ships Berthing At Port Said Eastern Port To Join The Southbound Convoy Will Be As Follows:-
-The Limit Time For Ships To Be Ready For Transit Is Up To Hr. 0000
-Ships Can Join The Convoy From Hr. 0000 Till Hr. 0100 Against Additional Dues Of 10% Of The Normal Transit Dues With A Maximum Of 25000 SDR
-Ships can join the convoy after hr. 0100 against surcharge of 12% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of 30000 SDR if traffic conditions permit.
2- Vsl Must Contact Port Control Before Arriving Outer Anchorage And After Dropping Anchor By VHF CH . 12 – 16 Also Pls Hoist Black Ball Over Flag Gulf By Day Light . By Night , 3 All – Round With Lights Is Vertical Line Over Yr Mast ( I Require A Pilot . )
3- Pls Advise Us Yr ETA 72- 48 – 24 Hrs To This Office .
Will Board Vsl Upon Arrival , Pls Co- Operate And Arrange :-
– Original Of Ship’s Register . + 3 copies .
– Original Of S.C. SP Tonnage Cert. + 3 copies .
5 Copies Of Crew List .
5- Pls Advise ( MMSI ) And Arrival Draft .

B.1)S.C Surveyor Will Board Yr Vessel Pls Keep Following Doc. Ready ( in a separated file ) :-
1- Suez canal transit forms ( full set as per attached ).
2- Certificate of Registry ( one copy ).
3- Certificate of Classification ( one copy ).
4- Suez canal special tonnage certificate attached with calculation sheet , if any ( all pages one copy ).
5- Cargo manifest ( full set for different discharging ports one copy ) if not , there are :-
– Bill of lading, or
– Mate’s receipt , or
– Certificate of quantity.
6- Final stowage ( cargo ) plan ( one copy ).
7- Out of cauge( OOG ) list / oversized container list , declaring :-
– Position ( stowage ), cont. no. , type (20′,40′ or 45′ ) , over-height ( upper ) of the extension.
8- Crew list ( one copy ).
9- Passenger list , if any ( one copy ).
10- A detailed list, declaring the full dimensions in meters (L X B X H ) for the following :-
– All closed wooden boxes / cases on deck.
– Tanks on deck.
– Fabricated houses on deck.
Supported by Packing list / Load list if any.
11- Floating units ( Yachts, Tugs, …. Etc ) declaration , declares the full dim. Of Hull and Accommodations in meters ( L X B X H ) ( attached by any drawings and Suez canal special tonnage cert. for these floating units if any ).
12- Heavy units declaration , declares the heaviest units on board, description of these units , stowed whether on deck or under deck and the quantity of each in m/t.
13- Military and imo cargo declaration :-
– Declares how many units and the quantity in metric tons for the military.
– And, for IMO cargo 1 and 7 declares every item in those mentioned in metric tons ( gross weight ).
14- If the vsl chartered / belong to any Navy Dept., kindly prepare an official letter attached with charter party.
P.S :- the A.M documents & drawings are the most recent required documents by the Suez canal Inspector so, kindly be informed that in some special cases according to management instructions there are some different documents & drawings will be required.

B.2) Due that Vsl. is considered 1st transit of the Canal, registration will be done Accordingly and the S.C. surveyor will request the following document :-
1- General Arrangement plan ( original drawing all pcs / sheets ).
2- Capacity plan ( original drawing ).
3- Engine Room Arrangement plan / Machinery Arrangement or / Engine room layout ( original drawing all pcs ).
4- Accommodation plan ( original drawing all pcs / sheets ).
5- Sounding book ( W.B& F.O ).
6- Suez canal special tonnage cert. attached with calculation sheet, if any ( all pages three copies )if not, kindly prepare an official letter declare and certify that there is no Suez canal special tonnage certificate on board.
7- Certificate of Registry ( three copies ).
8- Certificate of classification ( three copies ).
9- International tonnage cert. ( three copies ).
10- Suez canal transit forms .
C) Quarantine Doctor Will Board Yr Vsl Pls Keep For Him Renewed S.S.C.E.C
D) Mooring boats + Projector
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1- Yr Vsl will be supplied by 1 or 2 mooring boats each one has 3 crew members .
Pls arrange lifting method on board and also arrange accommodation to the crew.
2- If yr Vsl has it’s projectors only an electrician will join you all the way till the
other,Pls assist . if you have no projector SCA will supply a floating projector
which will be disembarked on end of canal
E) PLSE. NOTE THE FOLLOWING ART. OF RULES OF NAVIGATION :
Art., 12 – Booking for Transit:
1.Vessels may book for transiting the Canal. The booking notice shall reach the Suez Canal Port Offices not later than four days prior to the transit It must contain the name, date and nationality of the vessel, her type (Container, RoRo, …. etc.), her particulars such as draught, length overall, beam, SC.G.T., SC.N.T. and D.W.T. … etc.
2.Vessels booking for fixed date will have priority to join the convoy on that date, if they arrive within the limit time defined by the present Rules.
3.Booking can be cancelled or altered by notice to the SCA Offices at least 12 hour before the date booked for, otherwise, the vessel shall be charged with (1000 U.S. Dollars). In case of ULCC’s, VLCC’s, LNG and similar vessels this charge will be (3000 U.S. Dollars) (1) due to the special arrangements made by the SCA, such as escorting by tugs … etc.
4.Vessels arriving without previous booking will catch the convoy if the capacity of movement in the Canal permits, otherwise they may join the following convoy.
(1) See Art., 105. page 201
Art. 20 – Mooring Boats :
1.Vessels transiting the Canal must have mooring boats as mentioned hereafter hired from the Suez Canal Mooring Company approved by SCA. In case no motor mooring boats from the said company are available, ship’s boats if suitable for mooring (1) in the Canal can be used and must be manned by shore crew, hired from the SC Mooring Company; each boat is to be manned by three men.
2.One motor boat or zodiac whatever its kind for vessels up to 5000 SC.G.T.
3.Two motor boats for vessels over 5000 SC.G.T.
4.Ships may ask for additional motor boats according to Masters request. These motor mooring boats must be in constant readiness for lowering to run the ropes to the mooring posts or bollards without any delay during the transit of the vessel.
5.Ships must be fitted with well maintained lifting appliances capable of lifting mooring boats of 3 tons weight (Including crew members).
6.Ships may carry extra mooring boats as passengers for the interest of navigation. However, L.P.G, L.N.G, and Loaded Tankers are not allowed any extra boats.
7.The handling of mooring boats must be carried out safely, well clear from the ship’s propellers.
8.Masters are requested to reduce speed during the lifting or lowering operations of mooring boats, an officer must be in charge, to avoid accidents that may endanger the life of mooring crew.
9.If the vessel has no means of lifting mooring boats and ship’s boats (2) are not suitable for mooring in the Canal, the vessel shall not be allowed to transit the Canal unless escorted by imposed tug .
(1) Open type with inboard motor lifeboat
(2) Closed type lifeboat .
Periodical on Article 58 of SC Rules of Navigation
Further to Article 58 of SC Rules of navigation edition of August 2015 concerning escorting tugs according to the S.C net tonnage of transiting vessels, shipping agencies of vessels that transit for the first time must submit the following documents at enough time before transit ( one week at least ):
Suez Canal tonnage certificate with full calculation sheets.
General Arrangement plan ( with scale ) .
1.Capacity plan .
2.Engine room arrangement plan ( with scale ).
To the survey section at port of entry ( port said or port Tewfik ) as shown in the following table :
Unless the agency submits the A/M documents and SCA has concluded after transit that the vessel must be escorted by one or two tugs, the tugs fees shall be collected accordingly.