SUEZ: The Yellow Fleet

The story of ships stranded by war on the Suez Canal and covered in sand for 8 years, told by the crews themselves.

This is the story of fourteen cargo ships accidentally caught up in the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war, and stuck in the Suez Canal while it remained closed for eight years.

While their crews managed to maintain them, their decks became so covered in sand over time that they gradually merged with the landscape and were nicknamed “The Yellow Fleet”. This film tells this unusual story through the eyes of the crews who manned the ships, on and off, for eight years.



Festivals and Screenings:

aljazeera doc logo AlJazeera Documentary Channel

Aljazerra World AlJazeera English