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Old 17-10-2010, 08:48   #1
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Passage Through Suez.

My apologies if this thread is under the wrong topic.
I am currently trying to research the cost and procedures for bringing a small vessel through the Suez Canal from Port Said to the Red Sea. The vessel is a 50ft sailing boat. All the literature that I can find seems to be relevant only for commercial vessels and seems to indicate that a Kafkaesque nightmare of agents, pilots and officials need to be navigated before the canal.
I would be grateful if anyone who has previously made this passage could offer some tips and advice, particularly with reference to canal dues etc.

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Here's a couple (of many) discussions that may help:

Suez Canal

Suez Canal Transit Costs
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Originally Posted by Van View Post
Kafkaesque nightmare of agents, pilots and officials

Van, your research has been excellent!!

Here is a link to our (LONG!) report on our north boat transit in March this year.

Our Life At Sea half way down the page is the link.

Have fun!
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