1005 - 10/14 - Navigation at Rio de la Plata - Reduction of the Maximum Sailing Draft at Martin Garcia Channel - Argentina
The following message has recently been received from lawyers in Argentina.
″BUENOS AIRES – 28th OCTOBER 2014
Martin Garcia Channel - Pilots Maximum Suggested sailing Draft
Please note that after an incident faced by MV Saga Falcon (presently aground and obstructing navigation), the Uruguayan Pilots Association have today reduced further the Maximum Suggested Draft to 8.84 m (29 ft) for transiting the Martin Garcia Channel (once same reopens).
This measure will apply until Coastguard performs new soundings and informs accurately which the available depths in the channel are.
Vessels exceeding such draft and up to max suggested sailing draft applicable for upriver ports with max 230 m loa, can transit up/downriver via Emilio Mitre Channel.″
Source of information
Vega & Co Trade and Shipping Lawyers
Tel. (005411) 4815-5792.
Cel. 0054- 911- 24672223.
Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more
US VRP Compliance
With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs. For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here
International Environmental compliance
Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.
The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section. READ MORE
Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links