Margy's Sailing Adventure! travel blog

Submarine and cargo ship pass in the Suez Canal

Our Pilot and a rather large tanker passing us!

Ismailia to Port Suez

The pilot came on board about 9:30am and off we went. At 2pm we had to drop anchor for one and a half hours as an American warship and a submarine had to pass and no small boats are allowed on the canal at the same time. They only give the canal authorities 2 hours notice before they arrive.

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