Suez Canal

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Aug 22, 2007
In fact , the suez Canal (unlike the panama canal or the Kiel Canal) is very boring and its just like steering a ship in the middle of the desert.

I dont know if the Suez Canal is open to the public ,but i guess its a tourist attraction like most things here in this world. For ships passing through the canal you are most of the time dropping anchor to wait for the operators to make space for you in the Canal. On the way into the Canal you are receiving pilots to safely guide you through the Canal, but being a muslim country they have to pray several times a day which means a navigational hazard.

Some Facts about the Suez Canal:

The Suez Canal where opened in 1869 and creates a great shortcut if you are going from Europe to Asia. It is a Canal that starts at Suez and terminates in Port Said. It does have an start and a end beacause the level of the red sea and the Mediterranean its not the same , the red sea is around 1meter higher than the Red Sea. It is 66ft deep and ships up to 180.000 tonns can go trough the Suez Canal , with a speed of 6.5knots. (12km/t, 7.5mph or something)

The revenue from the Canal is around USD $4 billion a year.
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