1. Pilot

A Suez canal pilot will board the vessel at the pilot anchorage and will hand the Master the following documents:

2. Quarantine

The Quarantine Administration Doctor will board vessel on arrival in the Port to grant pratique. Documents required:

3. Agents

Require the following:

4. Maiden Transit

Three photocopies of the following documents must be submitted to the Suez Canal Authorities via SEAPACE:

In order to avoid heavy fines levied by the S.C.A., masters are well advised to take due care when completing documents required by the Canal Officials from ships in transit.

It is of the utmost importance to ensure that the cargo listed on the "statistical declaration", completed and signed by the Master, is correct, as this document is used by the Authorities in determining the applicable canal tolls.

According to the S.C.A. Rules of Navigation "erroneous information concerning the cargo carried resulting from the shipping clerk's or Masters negligence, the tolls difference will be doubled". Under the circumstances such errors could easily result in fines of tens of thousands of dollars.

Cement/clinker/gypsum carriers are always subject to local Security Control Authorities Inspection, which causes delays of at least 24 hrs to Southbound vessels.

Cargo manifest should be on board the vessel to be shown to the Local Authorities/Agents upon request.