Going through the Suez Canal
Trip Start Nov 10, 2013
18Trip End Dec 04, 2013
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The Suez Canal handles 8% of the world' s seaborne cargo, around 2% of the world's oil and is critical to countries like Russia, U.S
Canal traffic takes turns. Convoys of ships move either north bound or south bound, depending on the time of the day. We travelled south for 6 hours, then anchored for 6 hours until all northbound traffic cleared the canal. We were then allowed to finish to trip south. Unfortunately that latter part occurred after sunset so I have no good pictures of the ship actually in the canal itself. The pictures I have posted were taken while we sat anchored, waiting for our turn to transit.
We will be in Jordan in the morning.