Article 53


(1) The maximum draught for loaded vessels is according to 41.06 feet. For vessels without tropical load line indicated in the load line certificate, the maximum draught allowed will be the summer load line.

(2) Vessels allowed to transit with a draught of over 50 feet up to 56 feet must, for the first passage, effectuate successful sea trial before entering the Canal either at Suez or Port Said Roads.

(3) Sister-ships are not to get benefit of authorization granted to a particular ship of the group.

(4) For safety measures, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas in ballast or loaded, and loaded dangerous chemicals in bulk are included in the (Tankers) group and they are placed ahead of the loaded tankers.