Nadim F Ghantous (left), C.E.O. Byblos Bank Syria

Eugene L. Rogan, Director, The Middle East Centre University of Oxford

Dr Hanan Kassab-Hassan, Secretary General, Damascus 2008

Khaled Hammoud, Senior Shipwright, Arwad Island

Crew and supporters at the launch event in Arwad, Syria

A big thank you

This expedition would not have been possible without the generosity, support and faith of individuals and companies who have sponsored, supported and helped the project. We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the following persons:

Dr Khair Al-Din Al-Sayed Tartous Health Authority  
Khaled Hussain Alyemany Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Yemen  
Chris Baker Sales & Technical Manager, Fischer Panda  
Orwah Abu Bakker Arwad, Syria  
Muhammad Abu Bakker Arwad, Syria  
Chloe Bartle UK Marketing Co-ordinator, Raymarine  
Mark Baumfield British Council, USA
Ron Binnie Language Centre Publications
Rami Bitar Orient Bridge Group  
Imad Bitar Orient Bridge Group  
Dr. Lucy Blue Maritime Archaeology Lecturer, Southampton University  
Karen Bowerman Producer Fast Track, BBC News  
Barney Broom Film maker  
Malika Brown Freelance journalist  
Philip Browning Articulate  
Caroline Cecil Caroline Cecil Associates  
Professor Barry Cunliffe Professor of European Archaeology, Oxford University  
Kostas Damianidis Naval Archaeologist  
Martin Day Managing Director, Global Freight Solutions  
Paul Docksey Artist & sculptor  
Paul Doubleday British Council  
Dougie Douglas Director Etihad, Jakarta  
Hazem Dwik Arabia Insurance  
Adel Abdou El-Lamei Mitchell Junior  
Mohamed A Emara Suez Canal Authority  
Anne Evans, OBE Chief Executive, HTI  
Nick Farrell Yellow Brick Adventure Tracking  
Krystal Fiksdal MBI Al Jaber Foundation  
Liz Formby Manager, Go4it, HTI  
Alaa Ghandoura Ghandoura Group  
Mohamad Ghandoura Ghandoura Group  
Nadim F Ghantous Chief Exective Officer, Byblos Bank Syria  
Ian & Jean Gillespie Private supporters  
Lance Godefroy Sales Manager, Navionics  
Alex Goodey Technical Support, BBC freelance journalist  
Simon Greenly Director, Greenly's  
Bob Haddow Security Advisor, Drum Cussac  
Sasha Hafez Orient Bridge Group  
Mustafa Hamadeh Private supporter  
Khaled Hammoud Shipwright  
Abou Hammoud Shipwright  
Mark Harriman Managing Director, Viking Life Saving Equipment  
Martin Hesp Journalist
John Horseman Private supporter  
Dr. Sean Hudson Founder, Expedition Medicine  
Rosie & Andy Johnson Private supporters  
Joana Kalkali Byblos Bank (Syria)  
Fares Kallas First Lady's Office, Syria  
Roger King Security Advisor, Drum Cussac  
Jihad Makdissi Head of Press and Media, Syrian Embassy, London  
Captain Mustafa Kanafani IMO Syrian Representative, London  
Captain Hamza Kanafani Ship owner, Tartous  
Dr. Hanan Kassab-Hassan Secretary General, Damascus 2008  
Fouad Hannoun General Manager, Arabia Insurance  
His Excellent Dr. Sami Khiyami Syrian Ambassador, London  
Jim Knight, MP Minister of State for Schools and Learners  
Naquib Latif Felix Shipping Agents  
Claire Livesey Managing Director, Circle  
Sue Losson Sales & Marketing Manager, Green People  
Radwan Loutfi Minister Plenipotentiary  
Hugh Lumby Partner, Ashurst Morris Crisp  
Colin Moore Artist  
Ocean Services, Alexandria All Directors and members of staff  
Robert Onion Chariman, Circle  
Claire Osborne Whale Pumps  
Mohamad Osman Osman Shipping LLC  
Fiona Pankhurst International Marketing Communications Manager, Raymarine  
Lilas Rabbat Damascus, Syria  
Charles Ramseyer Director, SoCal  
Raphael & Nicky Ravenscroft Private supporters  
Mark Redwood Private supporter  
John Roberts Director, Aqualuce  
Eugene L. Rogan Director, The Middle East Centre, Oxford University  
Abdul Kader Sabra Federation of Syrian Shipping  
Ric Searle Yellow Brick Adventure Tracking  
Adnan Shaban Damascus, Syria  
Rita Smith Language Centre Publications  
Farquhar Sterling Private supporter  
Sudanese Red Crescent Society All members of staff  
Stella Thomas Founder & President, Global Water Fund  
Laura Trant Broadcast Journalist, BBC South  
Jonathan Tubb FSE Dept of Ancient Near East, British Museum  
Harry Tzalas Naval Archaeologist  
Lily Wardoyo Private supporter  
Jim Watkins Private supporter  
William Weld Private supporter  
David Wickham Director, Independent Image  
Stephan Wickham Independent Image  
Shane Windsor The Royal Geographical Society  
Julian Whitewright Maritime Archaeologist  
Rawa Younes Regional Manager, Syrian Air  
We would also like to thank the Members of the Ship's Committee and participants who have helped in the organising of the expedition as detailed on the adjoining pages, without whom the expedition would not have been possible. The above list is forever growing and we apologise to anyone who has helped us that we may have inadvertently omitted.

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