Fact Check: Old video of ship passing through Corinth Canal in Greece passed off as Gujarat

A video of a large ship passing through a canal is doing rounds on social media claiming to be from Bhavnagar in Gujarat.

The Facebook caption read, “भावनगर से भरूच रोड की दूरी है 350 किलोमीटर , और समुद्री रास्ते से इसकी दूरी है 32 किलोमीटर, और इसी समुद्री रास्ते से प्रधानमंत्री ने जहाज द्वारा एक सर्विस चालू की है इस जहाज की क्षमता एक बार मे 50 ट्रक, 60 बसे, 200 कारे, 350 मोटरसाइकिल, 600 लोगो को, और समय सिर्फ आधे घंटे में ।”

(Translation: Bhavnagar to Bharuch distance via road is 350km and by sea route, it is 32 kilometres, and by this sea route, the Prime Minister has started a service by the ship. The capacity of this ship is 50 trucks, 60 buses, 200 cars at once. 350 motorcycles, 600 people, and time in just half an hour.)

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be false and misleading.

With the help of InVID Tool, we got the keyframes. On putting one of the keyframes through Google Reverse Image Search, we found the same video on Mail Online dated October 11, 2019, claiming that a huge cruise ship went through a narrow Corinth Canal in Greece.

Further, we also found the picture of the ship on The Sun dated October 11, 2019 (Updated October 12, 2019), claiming that it is that largest ever ship that passed through the Corinth Canal in Greece.

The picture of the same ship sailing on the Corinth Canal in Greece was seen on News.com.au, CNN and New York Post. The video of Braemar cruising through the Corinth Canal is is attached below.

For further confirmation, we also searched for Corinth Canal on Google Earth and found that the video of the ship is from Greece, not Gujarat.

In conclusion, the video of the ship is from Corinth Canal, Greece, and not from Bhavnagar, Gujarat. Don’t fall for false and misleading claims.

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