Panama Canal Mooring Line Requirements

March 2017

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Mooring Lines

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory notice on Mooring Line Requirements.

The ACP notice states that vessels are required to have six manila or synthetic mooring lines forward and six aft, in good condition prior to commencing transit.

In addition, vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks are required to have four of the six lines forward and four of the six lines aft, in drums, and ready for use.

The APC notice isĀ available through this link.