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Old 16-10-2013, 16:41   #1
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Going trough the Suez canal

Hi Everybody,
I am planing in november to go from tunisia to sharm el sheik trough the canal of suez.
Can please any one give me some advices as : navigation course to there,and more than anything else how save is the canal of suez and dealing with the egyptian authority...
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Old 16-10-2013, 17:45   #2
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Re: Going trough the Suez canal

google" prince of the red sea" to arrange a transit/agent

first stop is port said yacht club where you will spend a day or so doing the inspection and paperwork.

it might be a good idea to arrange a guide if you go into town in view of the recent,and ongoing troubles.

sharm el sheik is an absoloute rip off,the dock there is for big ships,but you are not allowed to anchor,would reccomend staying in hurghada and catching the ferry over.
hurghada marina is nice,as is el gouna,but may need to book in advance for el gouna
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Re: Going trough the Suez canal

Thanks Atoll,
Its very useful...
One more question if you don't mind how about the bakchich how does it work ?
Thanks in advance...
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Old 17-10-2013, 03:09   #4
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Re: Going trough the Suez canal

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Thanks Atoll,
Its very useful...
One more question if you don't mind how about the bakchich how does it work ?
Thanks in advance...
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the pilots all want "marlboros",but i buy a few cartons of cheap local ciggarettes,and hand these out instead,by the packet.....better than nothing.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Kimsail.
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Thanks a lot for your help and a advice )
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