Panama Canal Dredging Forces Lane Closure

MaritimeProfessional.com
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Beginning Tuesday, April 29, 2014, through Thursday, May 1, 2014, the East lane at Pedro Miguel Locks will be closed to allow the equipment to operate uninterrupted as dredging operations will be conducted at the Gatun Lake entrance on the east side of Perdro Miguel Locks between the center wall and the east prism linem and north of the center wall, GAC said in its daily Hot Port News alert.

This dredging work is necessary for the removal of shoals, which have become critical due to the low level of Gatun Lake.

The West lane of Pedro Miguel Locks will also require an outage for dredging operations, tentatively scheduled for May 9-11.

GAC added, as a result, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System, Condition 2 will be in effect from Tuesday, April 29, 2014, through Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Applications for reserved transits while Condition 2 is in effect will be received beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. The Just-in-Time (JIT) slots available for supers will be reduced during this period to one slot per direction. Nevertheless, JIT slots previously confirmed will be honored. The JIT slots available for regular vessels transiting without restrictions, as well as the booking slot available through the Auction Process, and the slots available for regular vessels less than 300 feet in LOA, will continue to be offered during this period.

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