Record breaking squeeze through Corinth Canal

Published on : Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Cruise ship, Braemar made history by passing through the Corinth Canal in Greece. The passengers held their breath when the longest ever ship sailed through it in a record breaking moment last week.
The cruise company Fred Oslen said that the 22.5-metre-wide Braemar cruise liner managed to squeeze through the rocky walls of the canal, which measures 24 metres at its narrowest point – making it the longest boat to make the journey.



Breamar made history as the longest ever ship to cruise through the Corinth Canal. Fred Oslen also shared the photograph of the cruise ship’s ‘rather tight squeeze’ through the Corinth Canal.


The Gulf of Cornith and the Saronic Gulf is connected through the Corinth Canal which separates the Peloponnisos from mainland Greece and is 6.3 kilometres-long.



The 24,000-tonne Braemer cruise liner was carrying more than 1,200 passengers and crew members and the people on the ship were able to touch the sides of the canal. To sail the cruise ship through the canal a tugboat was used.




Clare Ward, director of product and customer service for Fred Olsen Cruise Lines said in a statement that it was an exciting sailing and a tremendous milestone in Fred Oslen’s 171-year history and he was thrilled to have been able to share it with their guests.

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