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GPS interference in Eastern,Central Med. Sea and Suez Canal

The US Maritime Administration alerted of GPS interference that has been reported from vessels operating in the Eastern and Central Mediterranean Sea, and Suez Canal resulting to lost GPS signals that seriously affect the vessel’s navigation and operations.

Suez Canal extends toll discounts for crude oil tankers

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has decided to extend discounts regarding oil tankers to another year due to the recent developments of the shipping industry and the global economy. This periodical shall be applicable to crude oil tankers sailing from “origin ports” from the 1st of January 2019 till the 31st of December 2019.

Paper Charts required by Suez Canal Authority

The Standard P&I Club recommends operators to ensure that paper copies of the charts are available on board in order to prevent unnecessary fines or delays in vessels’ Suez Canal transits. Copies of the charts can be obtained from reputable chart supply agents.

Vessel grounded in Suez Canal causes delays

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has warned of delays and tailbacks in the Suez Canal after a southbound vessel became grounded at 1430 local time on August 25, 2015 at KM 101.

New Suez Canal Updates

As of August 6, 2015, the new upgrades to the Suez Canal are fully operational. As a result, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has established a new transit regime, as below:


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