Some parts of Panama Canal to close for repairs at end of month

Some parts of Panama Canal to close for repairs at end of month

Some parts of the Panama Canal will close for scheduled repairs, lasting 11 days starting at the end of this month, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced.

The east lane of Miraflores Locks will be shut down from July 31 to August 10 inclusive for dry chamber repair work.

Also a culvert on the east lane of Gatun Locks will be closed for 10 hours on August 3 for bulkhead installation. And it will close again on August 10 into August 11 for bulkhead removal.

There will be some restrictions on slot booking availability as a result ofn these closures.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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