|THIRD DRAFT RESTRICTION ANNOUNCED
Panama Canal, Panama
|VESSEL BOARDING HALTED DUE TO FOG
Corpus Christi, USA
|Third draft restriction announced|
|Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Panama Canal, Panama|
|Based on the present and projected level of Gatun Lake for the following weeks, the third draft restriction is hereby announced.Effective May 9, 2016, the maximum authorized transit draft is set at 11.59m (38.0 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW), as follows:
As in the past, draft restrictions will be implemented in 15-centimeter (six-inch) decrements at a time, with each restriction announced at least four weeks in advance. Vessels already loaded to the prevailing draft limitation at the time of announcing the new draft restriction will have this restriction waived for transit, subject to safety considerations.
The maximum authorized transit draft is the deepest point of immersion in TFW permitted for a particular vessel in Gatun Lake. Water density of Gatun Lake is 0.9954 at 29.4 deg. C (85 deg. F). Vessels shall arrive at Canal waters with no list.
The Panama Canal Authority will eliminate these draft restrictions as soon as Gatun Lake level returns to normal.
(For information about operations in the Panama Canal, contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.
Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping No.A-1802016 dated April 11, 2016
|Vessel boarding halted due to fog|
|Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Corpus Christi, USA|
|Due to dense fog, Corpus Christi-Aransas pilots stopped boarding vessels at 10:25 hours local time today (12 April).For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at email@example.com|