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Tested Red Sea Anchorages

By Sue Richards last modified May 29, 2012 03:26 PM

Published: 2012-05-29 15:26:49
Topics: Red Sea
Countries: Egypt , Eritrea , Oman , Sudan , Yemen

From June to August 2007 we sailed uneventfully down the Red Sea (before the Gulf of Aden was renamed into “pirates’ alley”), from Egypt via Sudan, Eritrea to Yemen and on to the Oman.

Only recently, we uploaded to the web our cruising notes with the exact latitude/longitude of our more than 30 trusted and tested anchor positions (with links to Google Maps).

If anyone is still cruising in the Red Sea, up or down, these anchor positions (and our cruising notes) might be helpful, even if they have been “tested” already five years ago.

Please find below our safe anchor positions for the Red Sea (including the Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba); feel free to share them with whoever might be interested:

Gulf of Suez:

Port Suez
Cape Sudr
Marsa Thelemet
Ras Sheratib
Sheikh Riyah
Mersa Zaraba

Gulf of Aqaba:

Taba Heights
Nuweiba
Dahab
Marsa Shabir
Gordon Reef Tawila

Northern Red Sea (Egypt):

El Gouna I
El Gouna II
Port Ghalib
Marsa Alam
Renato Reef
Wadi Gimal
Mahabis
Fury Shoal I
Fury Shoal II
Abu Fendera
Marsa Umbeila

Central Red Sea (Sudan):

Khor El Marob
Marsa Hamsiat
Khor Shinab
Marsa Fijab
Marsa Daror
Sanganeb Reef
Port Suakin
Shab El Shubak
Talla Talla Saqir
Khor Nawarat

Southern Red Sea (Eritrea):

Difnein
Harat
Massawa
Madote
Port Smyth
Howakil Bay
Ras Gurmal

Gulf of Aden (Yemen):

Ras Imram
Aden

Konni & Matt
SY Kamu II

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