Article 55


(1) At Port Said Harbour, tugs may be placed at the disposal of Masters if the Canal Authority deems it necessary. No charge is made for the assistance given by these tugs to transiting vessels, for mooring and getting underway. In all other cases.Vessels maneuvering in the harbour required to provide their own ropes. Wire two ropes are prohibited.

(2) In other cases, tugs may be hired for mooring, towing or for getting a vessel afloat.

(3) The Officials of the Canal Authority may impose on certain defective vessels, or vessels carrying dangerous cargo a tug or more for towing or escorting during the transit of the Canal. In such cases.

(4) The Master of a vessel using a tug placed at his disposal has the exclusive direction and control of the maneuvers of both the vessel and tug.

(5) Whenever may be the conditions or circumstances under which the Canal Authority tugs are made use of by a vessel, the Master of the vessel is responsible for any damages or accidents whatsoever
resulting directly or indirectly from the use of the said tugs, including damage which may occur to tugs themselves, and to equipment.