Having found a ship (euronte ploion). Paul had used a small coasting vessel (probably hired) that anchored each night at Cos, Rhodes, Patara. He was still some four hundred miles from Jerusalem. But at Patara Paul caught a large vessel (a merchantman) that could sail across the open sea. Crossing over unto Phoenicia (diaperwn ei Poinikhn). Neuter singular accusative (agreeing with ploion) present active participle of diaperaw, old verb to go between (dia) and so across to Tyre. We went aboard (epibante). Second aorist active participle of epibainw.