Uruguayan Maritime Authorities has officially
announced the completion of Dredging works at Martin García Channel, where
depth on channel is now at 34 feet fw.
Today Coastguard and Uruguayan Pilots Corporation have provisionally authorized Navigation on Channel at maximum draft of 33 feet (10,05 mtrs) as first stage.
Pilots will consider an evaluation period to see channel’s
condition during ships navigation attempting to max 33 feet, before giving
authorization to reach max channel draft of 34 feet (10,36 mtrs) fw.
Pls note Maximum advisable draft on Martin Garcia
Channel in accordance to ship´s dimensions as per current regulations, as
10,05 mts up to 245 mts up to 32,60 mts - with river tide of 2 feet under keel
9,14 mts 245/255 mts 32,60/35,00 mts
8,84 mts over 255-260 mts 35,00 beam
8,53 mts 266/277 mts 41,00/44,00 mts
Max sailing draft to be considered for PUNTA PEREIRA terminal is still at 9,75 mtrs fw.
Pilots are still evaluating whole situation before can give their confirmation to reach same draft as on Channel.
We will keep you informed with Pilots further notice.