Saturday, May 4, 2013

Suez canal transit in 30 seconds

from USS Kearsarge (US Navy)
The Suez Canal is a 104 Nm long artificial channel, 24 m (79ft) deep and 205 meters (673 ft) wide, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
Its narrow width limits traffic to one-way travel at any given time,
with only two points wide enough to allow passing.
The canal is the quickest sea route between Asia and Europe, 
saving an estimated 15 days of journey time on average
BA233 Admiralty chart (Qanat el Suways)
courtesy of Egyptian Navy (Hydrographic Department) & UKHO
>>> geolocalization with the Marine GeoGarage <<< 

A capesize bulk carrier approaches the Egyptian-Japanese Friendship Bridge, aka
Suez Canal Bridge.
Image by Aashay Baindur

Questions :
  • transit from North to South our from South to North ?
  • 60 s video but actually how long did it take her ? (around 16 hours ?)
Suez Canal traffic simulation
Note : waiting a version 2 of this video have an updating positional widget showing the position of the ship on the nautical chart and lat/lon coordinates

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