Uruguay -Martin Garcia Channel Dredged to reach 34 Ft. / Uruguayan Pilots Corp. confirm 33 Ft. navigation -First stage.

Dear Sirs,

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 their definitive

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 follows:

DRAFT          LOA                               BEAM

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.

Best regards

Agencia Marítima Dulce S.A.
Av. E. Madero 1020, 1er piso
(C1106ACX) Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel.: (54 11) 4118 8000 (conmutador)
Email: info@amdulce.com.ar

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