Message from the pilot

Strong wind coming from the Northwest. Steer port.

High winds alert!

Wind direction


Wind speed, kph


Engine Power

compass facing north
Rudder angle

You've simulated navigating roughly 4% of the Suez Canal!

Steer through the Suez Canal

Navigating the Suez Canal is a high-stress, complicated feat that requires master piloting skills. To demonstrate, we worked with Master Mariner Andy Winbow and Captain Yash Gupta to produce this simulated passage.

Try your hand at traversing one of the most highly trafficked nautical thoroughfares in the world.

Note: This is a non-scientific simplified interactive experience intended for illustrative purposes only. There are many factors that have not been accounted for, including (but not restricted to): the depth of water; proximity to the banks; interaction with passing ships; the turning circle; availability of tug boats and other weather conditions like visibility. We have also sped up the time it takes to maneuver a ship of this size. Master Mariner Andy Winbow and Captain Yash Gupta have been advisers.

Graphic: Sarah-Grace Mankarious, Marco Chacón, CNN
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