Drafts
Updated: 10/4/2005       

MAXIMUM DRAFTS

Channel & Rivers Minor Depth
  Meters
High of the river  
Iguaz˙ 17.90
Corrientes 2.67
Santa Fe 2.08
San Lorenzo 1.95
Rosario 1.77
San Nicolas 1.35
Ramallo 1.21
San Pedro 1.00
   
High of the River at critical passages  
Santa Fe / Diamante 7.13
Diamante / San Martin 7.24
San Martin / B.Vista 11.23
San Martin / Rosario 10.46
Canal de los Muelles Rosario 11.32
Rosario / San Nicolas 10.18
San Nicolas / San Pedro 10.20
San Pedro / Bifurcacion Km 273-400 11.42
   
Maximum Sailing Draft allowed by Argentine Coastguard  
San Lorenzo 9.45
Rosario 9.58
San Nicolas 9.60
San Pedro 10.54
Zarate 10.00
Campana 10.00
Buenos Aires 10.00


Remarks:
PLS NOTE UPDATE HEREBELOW OFFICIAL DRAFT/DEPTH SITUATION
TO SAIL FM UP RIVER PARANA PORTS NOT ABOVE SAN LORENZO

FORECAST FOR NEXT 8 DAYS : + 0,10 (MORE)

-MAXIMUM SAILDRAFT AUTHORIZED BY COAST GUARD
ALONGSIDE MOSAIC PIER = 9,52 MTS- 31`02``

-MAXIMUN SAILDRAFT AUTHORIZED BY COAST GUARD
TO SAIL FM NIDERA/TRANSITO/PAMPA
10,02 MTS - 32`10`` - DETERMINANT POINT `ACCESS CHANNEL`

-MAXIMUM SAILDRAFT AUTHORIZED BY COAST GUARD
TO SAIL FM SAN LORENZO/ROSARIO/PUNTA ALVEAR
10,08 MTS - 33`00`` - DETERMINANT POINT `PASO ABAJO ALVEAR`

-MAXIMUM SAILDRAFT AUTHORIZED BY COAST GUARD
TO SAIL FM GRAL LAGOS/SAN NICOLAS INCLUDING
PUERTO BUITRAGO
10,17 MTS - 33`04`` - DETERMINANT POINT `PASO ISLA NUEVA`

-MAXIMUM SAILDRAFT AUTHORIZED BY COAST GUARD
TO SAIL FM RAMALLO
10,27 MTS - 33`08`` - DETERMINANT POINT `PASO ABAJO LAS HERMANAS B.I.`

DREDGERS:
NIĐA DREDGING AT KM 343,3 (PASO ABAJO SAN NICOLAS)

BASED ON ABOVE MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED DRAFT WUD EXCLUSIVELLY
DEPEND ON ASSIGNED PORT/BERTH AS WELL AS RIVER LEVEL AT TIME
OF LDG COMPLETION.
NOTWITHSTANDING ABOVE MUST ALWAYS BEAR IN MIND/CONSIDER AS
WELL NECESSARY HIGH TIDE TO CROSS MITRE CHANNEL AND ZONA
COMUN/RECALADA STRETCH WHICH EXCLUSIVELLY DEPENDS ON
PREVAILING WINDS.-

AS PER MESSRS HIDROVIA (WATERWAY DREDGING
CONCESSIONAIRE) PRESS RELEASE, THEY AND ARGENTINE
GOVERNMENT HV AGREED TO IMPROVE PARANA RIVER/
RIVER PLATE DRAFT UPTO 34FT (WHICH AT PRESENT IS 32FT)
AS FM SAN LORENZO PORT TO RECALADA AND 25FT AS FM
SANTA FE PORT TO SAN LORENZO.-

REQUIRED DREDGING WORKS ARE ESTIMATED TO
COMPLETE BET JAN/MARCH 2006, AGW/UCE.

ONCE ABV IS CONCLUDED TOLLAGE TARIFF WUD BE
INCREASED BUT AT THIS STAGE TOLLAGE TARIFF
INCREASE IS NOT CONFIRMED/AGREED.-

ONCE DREDGING WORKS ARE FINISHED AND DRAFT IS
34FT AT ZERO DATUM VSLS DEPARTURE DRAFT SHUD VARY
BETWEEN ABT 33 AND 36FT, DEPENDING ON RIVER PARANA
LEVEL I.E. IT WUD BE SIMILAR TO PRESENT SITUATION,
WHEN DRAFT AGREED IS 32FT AT ZERO DATUM AND VSLS
SAIL BET ABT 31 AND 34FT FW.

SUGGEST TO BEAR IN MIND FLLWNG HOLIDAY TO BE
ENCOUNTERED DURING PRESENT MONTH

OCTOBER
10TH (MONDAY) COLUMBUS DAY(*)

(*) ORIGINAL DAY OCTOBER 12TH (WEDNESDAY)
BUT SHIFTED TO PREVIOUS MONDAY AS PER
GOVERMENT DECREE

DURING SAID DAY MOST PROBABLY PRIVATE TERMINALS
WUD OPERATE BUT WITH HOLIDAY O/T SURCHARGE.-



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