Article 14



A - Vessels have to contact the Harbour Office by V.H.F.(Port Said and Port of Suez on channel 16):

(1) Fifteen miles before arrival to Fairway Buoy of Port Said.

(2) Five miles before arrival to Separation Zone Buoy No.1 off Port of Suez.

B - When in touch, give the following information:

(1) Lat. and Long.

(2) Vessel's name, and vessel's call sign.

(3) Suez Canal official number and code number.

(4) Suez Canal Gross Tonnage and Deadweight Tons

(5) Draught.

(6) Loaded or not.

(7) Kind of cargo.

(8) Any defects affecting the safety of navigation.

(9) If transiting the Canal for the first time, she has to send:
(a) Date of building.
(b) Suez Canal Tonnage Certificate, if available.
(c) Call sign official number.
(d) Length over-all.
(e) Beam.
(f) Type of engine.
(g) In all cases, the Master must inform if aiming to transit the Canal or just stay in the harbour.

This information will assist the Harbour Master to identify the vessel through his radar, acquire and assign her identification "ID" tag which will follow her path till the other end.

C - Failing to contact on the assigned channels, Masters may use, with the consent of the Harbour Master, through the International R/T (2182 kHz) or via SUQ by W/T, or R. TELEX or Inmarsat and/or any of the following V.H.F. frequencies:


(1) 156.650 MHz (Channel 13).
(2) 156.600 MHz (Channel 12).


(1) 156.550 MHz (Channel 11).
(2) 156.700 MHz (Channel 14).

D - Any vessel which does not contact the Port Offices during her approach is subject to delay in joining the convoys.

E - When berthing, changing berth or sailing, the Master must handle the mooring ropes by mooring boats of a firm approved by the
Suez Canal Authority.