Draft Limits

Vessel's with a beam of up to 164 feet can transit the canal with draft of 66 feet.

Vessel's with a beam exceeding 164 feet can transit the canal with draft as per SCA Circular No. 2/2010. Ballast vessel's with a beam of up to 254 feet and 3 inches can transit the canal with a draft of not more than 40 feet or vessels recommended ballast draft.

Ballast vessel's with a beam exceeding 254 feet and 3 inches need prior approval from the Suez Canal Authority. However, ballast vessel's with a beam exceeding 210 feet and up to 254 feet and 3 inches can only transit canal in a beam wind not exceeding 10 knots.

For Loaded vessels transiting southbound & northbound look at the following table.

BEAM AND DRAUGHT TABLE
Loaded Vessels (Southbound & Northbound)
BEAM DRAUGHT

ft. in.

m. cm.

ft. in.

m. cm.

164 0

50 0

66 0

20 12

2

50 5

65 11

20 9

5

50 11

65 10

20 7

7

50 18

65 9

20 4

10

50 24

65 8

20 2

165 1

50 30

65 7

19 99

3

50 37

65 6

19 96

6

50 43

65 5

19 94

8
50 50
65 4
19 91

11

50 56

65 3

19 89

166 1

50 63

65 2

19 86

4

50 69

65 1

19 84

6

50 76

65 0

19 81

9

50 82

64 11

19 79

11

50 89

64 10

19 76

167 2

50 95

64 9

19 74

5

51 2

64 8

19 71

7

51 8

64 7

19 68

10

51 15

64 6

19 66

168 0

51 22

64 5

19 63

3

51 28

64 4

19 61

6

51 35

64 3

19 58

8

51 42

64 2

19 56

11

51 48

64 1

19 53

169 2

51 55

64 0

19 51

4

51 62

63 11

19 48

7

51 68

63 10

19 46

9

51 75

63 9

19 43

170 0

51 82

63 8

19 41

3

51 89

63 7

19 38

5

51 96

63 6

19 35

8

52 2

63 5

19 33

1 1

52 9

63 4

19 30

171 2

52 16

63 3

19 28

4

52 23

63 2

19 25

7

52 30

63 1

19 23

10

52 37

63 0

19 20

172 0

52 44

62 11

19 18

3

52 51

62 10

19 15

6

52 58

62 9

19 13

9

52 65

62 8

19 10

11

52 72

62 7

19 8

173 2

52 79

62 6

19 5

5

52 86

62 5

19 2

8

52 93

62 4

19 0

11

53 0

62 3

18 97

174 1

53 7

62 2

18 95

4

53 14

62 1

18 92

7

53 21

62 0

18 90

10

53 28

61 11

18 87

175 1

53 36

61 10

18 85

3

53 43

61 9

18 82

6

53 50

61 8

18 80

9

53 57

61 7

18 77

176 0
53 64
61 6
18 75
3
53 72
61 5
18 72
6
53 79
61 4
18 69
9
53 86
61 3
18 67
177 0
53 94
61 2
18 64
2
54 1
61 1
18 62
5
54 8
61 0
18 59
8
54 16
60 11
18 57
11
54 23
60 10
18 54
178 2
54 31
60 9
18 52
5
54 38
60 8
18 49
8
54 46
60 7
18 47
11
54 53
60 6
18 44
179 2
54 61
60 5
18 41
5
54 68
60 4
18 39
8
54 76
60 3
18 36
11
54 83
60 2
18 34
180 2
54 91
60 1
18 31
5
54 99
60 0
18 29
8
55 6
59 11
18 26
11
55 14
59 10
18 24
181 2
55 22
59 9
18 21
5
55 29
59 8
18 19
8
55 37
59 7
18 16
11
55 45
59 6
18 14
182 2
55 53
59 5
18 11
5
55 60
59 4
18 8
8
55 68
59 3
18 6
11
55 76
59 2
18 3
183 2
55 84
59 1
18 1
5
55 92
59 0
17 98
9
56 0
58 11
17 96
184 0
56 8
58 10
17 93
3
56 16
58 9
17 91
6
56 24
58 8
17 88
9
56 32
58 7
17 86
185 0
56 40
58 6
17 83
3
56 48
58 5
17 81
7
56 56
58 4
17 78
10
56 64
58 3
17 75
186 1
56 72
58 2
17 73
4
56 80
58 1
17 70
7
56 88
58 0
17 68
11
56 96
57 11
17 65
187 2
57 5
57 10
17 63
5
57 13
57 9
17 60
8
57 21
57 8
17 58
188 0
57 29
57 7
17 55
3
57 38
57 6
17 53
6
57 46
57 5
17 50
9
57 54
57 4
17 48
189 1
57 63
57 3
17 45
4
57 71
57 2
17 42
7
57 80
57 1
17 40
11
57 88
57 0
17 37
190 2
57 96
56 11
17 35
5
58 5
56 10
17 32
9
58 13
56 9
17 30
191 0
58 22
56 8
17 27
4
58 31
56 7
17 25
7
58 39
56 6
17 22
10
58 48
56 5
17 20
192 2
58 56
56 4
17 17
5
58 65
56 3
17 15
9
58 74
56 2
17 12
193 0
58 83
56 1
17 9
3
58 91
56 0
17 7
7
59 0
55 11
17 4
10
59 9
55 10
17 2
194 2
59 18
55 9
16 99
5
59 27
55 8
16 97
9
59 36
55 7
16 94
195 0
59 44
55 6
16 92
4
59 53
55 5
16 89
7
59 62
55 4
16 87
11
59 71
55 3
16 84
196 2
59 80
55 2
16 81
6
59 89
55 1
16 79
10
59 98
55 0
16 76
197 1
60 8
54 11
16 74
5
60 17
54 10
16 71
8
60 26
54 9
16 69
198 0
60 35
54 8
16 66
4
60 44
54 7
16 64
7
60 53
54 6
16 61
11
60 63
54 5
16 59
199 3
60 72
54 4
16 56
6
60 81
54 3
16 54
10
60 91
54 2
16 51
200 2
61 0
54 1
16 48
5
61 10
54 0
16 46
7
61 14
53 11
16 43
10
61 21
53 10
16 41
201 0
61 26
53 9
16 38
3
61 34
53 8
16 36
5
61 39
53 7
16 33
8
61 47
53 6
16 31
10
61 52
53 5
16 28
202 1
61 60
53 4
16 26
3
61 65
53 3
16 23
6
61 72
53 2
16 21
8
61 77
53 1
16 18

11

61 85

53 0

16 15

203 1
61 90
52 11
16 13
4
61 98
52 10
16 10
6
62 3
52 9
16 8
9
62 10
52 8
16 5
11
62 15
52 7
16 3
204 1
62 20
52 6
16 0
4
62 28
52 5
15 98
6
62 33
52 4
15 95
9
62 41
52 3
15 93
11
62 46
52 2
15 90
205 1
62 51
52 1
15 88
4
62 59
52 0
15 85
6
62 64
51 11
15 82
9
62 71
51 10
15 80
11
62 76
51 9
15 77
206 1
62 81
51 8
15 75
4
62 89
51 7
15 72
6
62 94
51 6
15 70
9
63 2
51 5
15 67
11
63 7
51 4
15 65
207 1
63 12
51 3
15 62
4
63 20
51 2
15 60
6
63 25
51 1
15 57
9
63 32
51 0
15 54
11
63 37
50 11
15 52
208 1
63 63 42
50 10
15 49
4
63 50
50 9
15 47
6
63 55
50 8
15 44
9
63 63
50 7
15 42
11
63 68
50 6
15 39
209 1
63 73
50 5
15 37
4
63 80
50 4
15 34
6
63 86
50 3
15 32
9
63 93
50 2
15 29
11
63 98
50 1
15 27
210 1
64 3
50 0
15 24