Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Panama Canal Transit

Each ship's captain must turn complete control of his ship over to a highly trained Panama Canal pilot for the 8-10 hour transit through the entire canal.


The drivers of the $2 Million dollar "mules" are quite dedicated and are vital to the operation of the entire lock system. Each unit is a complete work area. Once the driver is on board, that is his home for the day. This ensures an efficient operation of the lock system.











3 comments:

Firefly said...

I always just though the ships sail through under own steam with a pilot on board.

Cezar and Léia said...

You prepared a wonderful photo article, this is very interesting!
Thanks for sharing!
Léia

Ercotravels said...

Wow, beautiful picture series! Nice post.