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APPENDIX D REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FROM PORTS OF OTHER MARITIME NATIONS * Foreign ports were asked to supply the following information: 1. Depth and width of navigational channels 2. Depth in sheltered areas and in the harbor 3. Maximum draft of vessels allowed to transit the port 4. Port use by size of ships (port calls per deadweight-ton categories) 5. Annual tonnage 6. How many larger vessels are excluded, or transit partially loaded? 7. Are operational practices employed owing to channel (or other) limitations? 8. Does the port plan to expand capacity? plans for: If so, what are the port's a. Deepening, widening (or both) of navigational channels by dredging b. Offshore lightering/topping-off c. New deep-water ports d. Reception of broad-beam vessels *Distributed, collected, and analyzed by the Committee on National Dredging Issues (59 ports responding). 151