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News: Reminder as to the speed limit in the Parana River

11 January 2021

Our listed correspondent in Argentina, Pandi Liquidadores SRL, has alerted us that last week the Argentinian Coast Guard commenced administrative enquiries against various vessels for breaching speed limits, mainly in the Rosario port area of the Parana River where the speed limit is currently 9 knots.

Please find attached our correspondents Circular 36/2020 related to the speed limits in the Parana River.

In all cases and taking into account the Coast Guard's current regulations (see circular 018-20 also attached), letters of undertaking had to be issued to avoid the vessels' detention by the Maritime Authority of around USD 30,000 to cover the potential fines. 

We suggest all members remind their masters when calling at any port in the River Plate basin, Parana River, to ensure that they discuss the navigational plan with the pilot to become well aware of the regulations in force to avoid fines for breaching speed limits.