(1) Vessels transiting the Canal should be
equipped with the fire fighting equipment in accordance with the requirements of the
International Convention For the Safety of Life at Sea. All equipment should be in a good
and efficient condition.
(2) Fire hoses with suitable nozzles attached shall be connected to the outlets of fire
lines at all times while in Canal Waters. Sufficient hoses shall be connected to reach all
parts of the vessels.
(3) Approaching Canal Waters, as precautionary measures, all vessels must have a fire wire
hanging over the side ready for use fore and aft, before entering Canal Waters.