Important Information regarding Suez Canal

The Egyptian authorities recently issued 2 new charts for the Suez Canal [SC01 & SC02] and in an effort to cut down on pirated or illegal copying, they have stated that it’s mandatory to have each chart and [shortly to be published] publication registered with them. Failure to hold the correct products onboard and register them, will result in a fine and having to purchase the correct products at the time of transit, at an exorbitant mark-up………

If DSNM supply the charts to you, we will register them before dispatch to ensure you are compliant.

It is now compulsory for any vessel transiting the Suez Canal to carry the above charts, BA chart 233 [Suez Canal] is no longer appropriate as an official document to transit the canal and will shortly be withdrawn by the UKHO. For ECDIS compliant vessels, there is now a series of Egyptian ENC’s to cover the transit.

If you would like instructions on how to register the charts, please contact