The Phoenician Ship Expedition launched from Arwad, Syria
in August 2008, to sail through the Suez Canal, and into the Red Sea. Phase
One of the expedition was completed in January 2009 when Phoenicia reached
the Republic of Yemen.
Phase Two launched in August 2009 to sail round the Horn of Africa
and down the east coast. Negotiating the dangers of the Cape of Good
Hope was a critical point in the expedition. The voyage continued up the west coast of Africa, through the Straits
of Gibraltar and across the Mediterranean to return to the Lebanon and Syria in
October 2010. In total the circumnavigation covered over 20,000
Phase Three of the Phoenicia project involved
sailing the ship to the UK in spring 2012. This voyage retraced the
ancient Phoenician trading route with the Cornish.
View Phoenicia's route and
read her blogs along the way. Phoenicia is now in St Katharine Docks,
London, having arrived there on Wednesday 30th May 2012. She is
positioned along side Starbucks (rotunda) and will be opened as a floating
exhibition The Phoenicians: The Greatest Ancient Sailors from 16th
June - 30th September.
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Port Said, Egypt
Port Sudan, Sudan
Mayotte, Comoros Islands
Richard's Bay, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Arwad & Tartous, Syria