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Ship traffic on the Yangtze River appears chaotic, not only because of the many ships frequenting this river. The shipping channel for larger boats is very small and is constantly changing due to drifting sand.
A visit on the bridge shows quickly shows which extraordinary skills are needed by the ships’ crews, especially when you consider that they travel around the clock. Despite detailed navigation cards, gigantic headlight, echo sounder, radar and radio traffic, full concentration is necessary at night.
We visit the bridge of Princess Elaine a second time, watch the complex work of the crew and let us explain the cards and equipment more precisely. The friendly captain had some time for a chat.