The viral video of a ship sailing through a Greece canal is claimed from Gujarat.

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A video of a ship sailing through a canal is viral on many social media platforms with the following text :

“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 road has a distance of 350 kilometers, and by sea route, it is 32 kilometers, 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.

Claim: The video claims to be from a 32 kilometers sea route between Bhavnagar and Bharuch road which have a road distance of 350 kilometers. This route had been started by the prime minister and this ship is having a capacity of carrying 50 trucks, 60 buses, 200 cars at once. 350 motorcycles, 600 people at a single time.

A twitter user Renuka Jain, followed by PM, tweeted this video from her twitter handle which gathered around 8000 retweets and 22.3K likes.

The archived version of this tweet can be accessed from here.

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भावनगर से भरूच रोड की दूरी है 350 किलोमीटर , और समुद्री रास्ते से इसकी दूरी है 32 किलोमीटर। इसी समुद्री रास्ते से प्रधानमंत्री मोदी की योजना से जहाज द्वारा एक सर्विस चालू की है। इस जहाज की क्षमता एक बार मे 50 ट्रक, 60 बसे, 200 कारें, 350 मोटरसाइकिल, 600 लोगो को पहुँचाने की है।…… और समय सिर्फ आधे घंटे में …

Posted by Jagjivan Jot Singh Anand on Monday, September 28, 2020

 

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We also found this video on several YouTube channels too with the same claim.

Truth

The video is from Greece, not India

With the help of keyframes from this viral video, we ran a reverse image search on google. During the course of our investigation, we found out that this video was embedded in a news article by daily mail UK.

The article states that this video footage consists of a historic moment when the largest cruise ship passed through the Corinth canal in Greece.The timestamp in this article clearly mentions that this story was published on 11th October 2019.

Therefore the claims made on this viral video were found to be false as this video is not from Gujarat and instead this video belongs to Greece.

Roro Service in Gujarat was started 3 years ago

 

https://twitter.com/CMOGuj/status/1056159677640306688

 

Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

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Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

Author of 2 books and a former researcher on Homeland, Defence and National Security for last 10 years.Independent Fact Checker and busting fake news.