Art. 52 - Dimensions of Vessels Authorized to Transit : (See Circular Updates, Cir. No. 1/1998)
These dimensions are given hereunder :
A - Maximum Length : No restrictions.
B - Maximum Beam : 245 feet.
Vessels with beam over 210 feet are allowed to transit in calm weather, i.e. beam wind- not exceeding 10 knots. Vessels with beam over 245 feet may transit Canal under special request.
C - Maximum Draught :
Tables, I, II, give the maximum draught authorized in relation to the beam of vessel according to the following :
(1) Table I : For vessels In ballast transiting in either direction
(2) Table II : For Loaded vessels transiting southbound & northbound