ARGENTINA: NEW SAILING DRAFT RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE
The Argentine coast guard have issued new sailing draft restrictions which will be in force from 25 November 2016 until 24 February 2017. The under keel clearance (UKC) will apply to two sections of the River Parana as follows:
• From Timbues/San Lorenzo up to Parana de las Palmas 57 km : for a sailing draft up to 10.36m the UKC must be 0.60m. For a sailing draft between 10.36m and 10.49m the UKC is increased by 3cm for each additional cm over 10.36m. For a sailing draft more then 10.50m the UKC must be 10% of the static ship’s draft (for a draft of 10.5m the UKC is 1.05m).
• From Rio Parana de las Palmas km 57 up to Recalada : from a sailing draft between 10.36m to 10.67m the UKC is increased by 1.5cm for each additional cm over 10.36m. For a sailing draft more than 10.68m the UKC must be 10% of the static ship’s draft.
Members are advised to contact local agents to make sure the information on UKC is accurate.