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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 will cover 20,000 nautical miles. Track the ships progress via Phoenicia's 'Yellowbrick' satellite tracking device