Vessels over age of 25 years

In case vessel’s age is about 25 years, Suez Canal engineers will inspect vessel’s body and machine. If the body and machine are in a good condition, the vessel will transit without the need of the Escort Tug (of USD 22000 X SDR prices at the date of Transit ). While if NOT, the vessel will be allowed to transit Suez Canal only with one or two Escorts Tug/s ( this costs is NOT included in the D/A ). Sea trial costing USD 2000 will be arranged prior vessel transit.

Extra certificates required for Suez Canal transiting vessels with age exceeding 25 years :

  1. Certificate of class (including Hull and Machinery Certificate) (VALID UNIL).
  2. International Load Line Certificate ( VALID UNTIL).
  3. Cargo ship safety construction certificate ( VALID UNTIL ).
  4. Cargo ship safety equipment certificate ( VALID UNTIL ).
  5. International safety management certificate ( VALID UNTIL ).
  6. International ship security certificate ( VALID UNTIL ).
  7. International oil pollution prevention ( VALID UNTIL ).
  8. Last class status report.
  9. Last port state control inspection report.


First Time Transit

Prior Vessel’s transit, Suez Canal engineers / inspectors will attend the vessel for inspection / collecting of below mentioned plans for the purpose of calculating / issuance of vessel’s SC NRT which will be the base of calculating this 1st transit voyage ( in Final D/A with SC original Invoice figure ) and further vessel’s voyages of Suez Canal transit.

-Please note: SC NRT figure will be issued by Suez Canal measurement department within 4 – 5 weeks of vessel’s sailing when the original plans will be ready to be released to the agent for further dispatch / delivery to owners / vessel.

-Enabling SC inspectors / measures to provide accurate SC NRT figure, Owners/Master should revert whether Suez Canal Tonnage Certificate is issued by vessel’s Class ( it is NOT essential for transiting the canal but availability of the certificate will enhance better estimation to SC NRT figure at Suez Canal records ).

-Below, the ORIGINAL plans which will be collected by Suez Canal inspector prior transit (which will be used for calculating vessel’s SC NRT figure ) :

  1. Original General Arrangement
  2. Original Arrangement in Engine Room
  3. Original Capacity Plan

-HOWEVER , owners can provide a COPY of the above plans to be collected instead of the originals conditioned availability of CLEAR copies at the SAME SIZE of the Originals (Subject to Suez Canal Inspector opinion).

-Sea trial costing usd 2000 will be arranged prior vessel transit. Sea trial will be arranged in case of the following:

  1. Changed name + flag
  2. Vessel is transiting Suez Canal for the first time
  3. Vessel transited the Suez Canal for more than 10 years in the past