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Panama Canal Mooring Line Requirements

SSM Roundel

Steamship Mutual

Published: March 09, 2017

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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 is  available through this link.

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