CASES OF IMPOSED TUGS
Chargeable tugs shall be imposed during Canal
transit in the following cases:
(1) The Canal Authority may require any vessel to take a tug or tugs through the Canal,
when in its judgement such action is necessary to ensure safety of the vessel or to the
(2) Any vessel without mechanical power, or the machinery of which is/or becomes disabled,
or steers badly, or which is liable to become unmanageable for any reason, shall be towed
through the Canal.
(3) Vessels having engine or steering gear trouble for the second time during the same
(4) Bad view vessels owing to deck cargo, containers, cranes or constructions impeding the
view from the wheelhouse and wings.
(5) Vessels unable to use one or both their bow anchor.Vessels over 1000 Suez Canal Gross
Tonnage built with one anchor.Vessels over 1000 Suez Canal Gross Tonnage built with more
than one anchor if only one of them on the bow.
(6) Drilling vessels.
(7) Vessels with two engines on one propeller of which one is out of order for any reason
and can not maintain speed of 10 knots at least without current after sea trial to assure
the speed and valid sea worthiness certificate.
(8) Vessels with two engines on two propellers of which one is out of order.
(9) On Master's request for one tug or more.