Stella di Mare Grand Hotel
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... convoy, with only a warship and what looks like a tug in front. We can see another cruise ship behind us and some cargo ships heading off in to the distance. We are told that there are 26 ships of various kinds in the convoy and there is a mile between each ship.
With there only being one way traffic and transit of the canal only happening during the day we began to wonder how the southbound convoy managed. The canal starts to loose its straight walled ...
... organised. Two from north to south (departing from Port Said) and one from south to north, the one we’d be in (departing from Suez). The ships cross each other at the ‘Large Bitter Lake’. Along the canal the ships follow each other at approximately 1 nautical mile distance and maintain a constant speed of 9 knots. I’ve probably mentioned this before but a nautical mile takes in to account the curvature of the earth. There are 360 degrees on ...
... on one side, with mostly military bases and checkpoints with some small towns along this part of the Suez, but a lot greener with date palms everywhere. Such a contrast from the desert on the opposite side.
The ship is on high piracy alert now until we reach Colombo, with pirate drills being practised again.
We have a few sea days now before we reach Aqaba, Jordan....very excited about this port and didn't think we would stop here with all the crisis in the Middle ...
Up at a very early hour..awake so out see all the comings and goings, as we lined up to go through..Many officials,pilots and various people boarded from 3.30am,when we anchored outside.Lots of shouting[in Arabic] ciggies glowing in the dark,and slightly ancient pilot vessels chugging about.We rested again, but when it became light,we began to slowly move from our anchorage towards the Canal,earlier than expected,so scurried around to be up on ...
... to climb. It allows the passage of ships of up to 150,000 tons displacement, with cargo. It permits ships of up to 53 feet (16 meters) draft to pass. Presently supertankers can offload part of their cargo onto a canal-owned boat and reload at the other end. Some 25,000 ships pass though the canal each year, about 14% of the world shipping. Giuseppe Verdi's opera masterpiece Aida, written to commemorate the opening of the ...