Damietta, Egypt might've been my most challenging port ever. Part of the challenge is its proximity to the Suez Canal. The Suez Canal is crazy. It's an incredibly long day with a lot of curve balls thrown into the mix. Upon exiting the Canal it's about 4 hours to to port of Damietta. This leaves very, very little time for recovery before another onslaught of curve balls heads your way.
While I may complain about my job to anyone who'll listen I don't actually want to lose it. Which means, I can't tell you too many specifics about why this last port stay was so challenging. What I will say, is that it involved mechanical failure of cranes, a pesky port authority and in general, pure unadulterated chaos.
To be quite honest, I wanted to skim over this port on the blog and pretend that it had never happened. The problem is, we just completed our heaviest lift to date - 310 tons! I couldn't not show off the lift!!!!
This lift is a generator that is being returned to the manufacturer under warranty (I mean, you all didn't really think that Damietta is producing generators, right?!).
Of course, I don't have only one photo! I took a bunch of crappy iPhone photos for your enjoyment!