Cape Horn always created difficulties for navigation, and before the Panama Canal appeared, it was the only accessible transport artery connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Cape Horn and modern shipping
Even in our time, ships avoid circling the dangerous and unpredictable Cape Horn, preferring a calm and safe path, although modern maritime practice and shipbuilding give ships the opportunity to plow the most difficult expanses of water.
Only bulky vessels and tankers, whose size and displacement do not allow the use of alternative routes, go this thorny road. Continue reading