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Strait of Gubal

strait of gubal

  • The Strait of Gubal connects the Gulf of Suez to the Red Sea and is bordered to the west by
  • the Egyptian coast and to the east by the Sinai peninsula. The Gulf of Suez is much shallower than the Gulf of Aqaba because of its different geological origin; its average depth is about 80 meters.
  • The channel through which ships pass into the Strait of Gubal – which is much wider than the Strait of Tiran – is flanked to the northeast by two outcrops, Beacon Rock and Shag Rock, both of which have beacons as well as the wrecks of the Dunraven and the Kingston respectively. To the southwest the channel is delimited by the southern tip of Shadwan Island (also known as Island on British maps), which also has a beson sited 15.2 miles from the one on Beacon Puck.
  • The southeastern section of the strait characterized by the presence of two massive, hats outcropping coral formations (called shaob Arabic) that create a coral reef, inside w is shallow lagoons with sandy floors: Shado Mahmud and Sha’ab Ali.

Sha’ab Mahmud stretches out in line with the

  • western side of the Ras Mohammed peninsula and is about 6 miles long and 2.7 miles wide with a north-west to south-east orientation Beacon Rock is situated on its southernmost point.
  • This long coral reef forms a wide lagoon well! protected from waves, its southern entrance is marked by Beacon Rock to the west and by the reef of Sha’ab el-Utat to the east. Sha’ab Mahmud is interrupted by two passages called Small Crack (Small Passage) and Big Crack (Big Passage): the first is only practical for small boats whereas the second passage, situated 27046.540N and 34°03.362′ E, is navigate

  • There is another our circular in shans. Boty in the north of the Crack called Shaab En-Neghs as local ramen call it. T oner important reef in the trit of Guba! Sha’ab All: situated to the north of Sha’at mud, it stretches out over 8.3
  • northeast-southwest direction and is separated from the Sinai coast by a deep channel with an average depth of
  • 20-25 meters. Sha’ab Ali is best known for the famous wreck of the Thistlegorm on its eastern side. It surrounds a lagoon with a depth of 7-10 meters, the entrance of which, marked by a series of luminous buoys, lies on its northeastern side.
  • Drawing boats often spend the night in this lagoon! so that scuba divers can be at the site of the shipwreck at dawn, thus avoiding the arrival of the many daily boats from Sharm and Hurghada later in the morning
Shag Rock
Shag Rock (Kingston) 27°46.438' N – 33°52.241'E Shag Rock, situated about 5 …
Small Crack
Small Crack 27°43.884' N — 34°05.894' E Boats moored inside the lagoon …
Dunraven
27°42.200' N – 34°07.300' E situated 6.9 miles west of Ras Mohammed …
Alternatives
3.748' N – 34°11.903' E three miles west of Ras Mohammed, a …
Bluff Point
GUBAL ISLAND THE BARG One disadvantage of Bluff Point is that being …
The Ulysses
27° 41' 12" N, 33° 48' 10"E. The Island of Gobal Seghir …
The Rosalie Moller
throughout the War years of 1939-1945 the Ministry of Transport laid claim …
The Giannis D
27°34.630' N – 33°55.410' E The Greek cargo ship Giannis D. that …
The Carnatic
27°34.746' N – 33°55.546' E The wreck of the Carnatic is situated …
Kimon M
27°34.885' N – 33°55.810E The so called 'wreck of the lentils' is …
Chrisoula K
27°34.795' N – 33°55.693' E The third wreck of Abu Nuhas – …