You must have recently heard a lot about Suez canal, and you must also be aware of another canal called Panama canal. But do you know which is the deepest canal in the world? It is the Corinth Canal which connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. Let’s know more about the world’s deepest canal.
Cornith canal is an enormous man-made waterway, the steep walls soar 79 meters tall, making this the world’s deepest canal. But in places the narrow water channel is less than 25 meters wide. The canal is a vital archery for more than 11,000 ships a year. The canal was dug through the isthmus at sea level and has no locks. It is 6.4 kilometres (4 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base
When engineers completed the canal in 1893, boats were a lot smaller, today daring skippers run the gauntlet in ships that only just fit the canal’s steep sides, and their passage provides one of Greece’s most spectacular aerial sites.
As the canal is difficult to navigate for large vessels, it is mostly used by smaller recreational boats. A notable exception occurred on 9 October 2019, when MS Braemar, a 195 meter-long passenger ship became the widest and longest ship to cruise through the canal.
Here is an interesting video explaining about the world’s deepest canal and showing the transit of MS Braemar through the Corinth Canal: