Article 5


(1) The Canal Authority may delay a vessel for the purpose of investigating any claim or dispute that may arise, or any formal or informal complaint, or allegation of violation of the laws of the Canal or
for security reasons.

(2) A vessel may be delayed until, in the opinion of Canal Authority, its tenderness, time, list, cargo, hull, machinery have been put into such condition as will make the vessel reasonably safe for her passage through the Canal.

(3) No claim for damages is accepted or considered because of any such temporary delaying of vessels.