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Panama Canal SOPEP


A special SOPEP manual requested by the Panama Canal Authorities. The Panama Canal Authorities have announced that since 2004-01-01 a national regulation is coming into force that each ship going to transit Panama Canal Waters and carrying more than 400 tons of oil has to carry a “Panama Canal SOPEP”. This manual is to be furnished by the owners and to be approved by the authority.

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