TIGHT SHIP: Cruise liner squeezes through tiny canal in Greece with just INCHES to spare
INCREDIBLE images show the largest ever ship to passing through the Corinth Canal in Greece this week.
Passengers on the 22.52-metre-wide MS Braemar cruise ship could reach out and touch the sides of canal – which is 24 meters wide at its narrowest point.
Carrying more than 1,200 passengers and crew on board, the 196 metre long cruise ship was assisted by a tugboat to avoid any bumps along the way.
The 24,344-tonne ship, owned by UK-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, made history on Wednesday as it became the largest ship to cross the Corinth Canal.
The four mile long Corinth Canal separates mainland Greece from the Peloponnesian Peninsula and connects the Corinthian and Saronic Gulfs.
Clare Ward from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announced: “This is such an exciting sailing and tremendous milestone in Fred.
Olsen’s 171-year history and we are thrilled to have been able to share it with our guests.”