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Friday, March 10, 2023

Close Call in Panama Canal Locks Raises Safety Concerns

By Charlie Bartlett (The Loadstar) – OOCL Utah‘s near-collision on Sunday with a Panama Canal lock gate suggests a tragic and costly accident

March 10, 2023
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Thursday, December 2, 2021

MM&P Union Warns of Supply Chain Risks From Overworked Panama Canal Tugboat Pilots

The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) is warning of risks associated with maneuvering Neopanamax ships through the expanded

December 2, 2021
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Thursday, December 6, 2018
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ITF: Fatigue of Panama Canal Tugboat Captains is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Fatigue of Panama Canal tugboat poses a major threat to safety in the operation of the canal’s Neopanamax locks, according to a new independent study

December 6, 2018
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Monday, June 11, 2018
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ITF: Panama Canal Management to Further Reduce Crew Size on Panama Canal Tugs

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) plans to further reduce the number of crew available to Panama Canal tugboats during the transit of vessels in the new

June 11, 2018
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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ITF Responds to Panama Canal Authority: ‘Surprised and Disappointed’ by ACP’s Statement on Tugboat Captains

Editor’s Note: The International Transport Workers’ Federation has issued the below statement in response to the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP)

May 15, 2018
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Panama Canal Responds: Tugboat Captains Broke the Law

Editor’s Note: Below is the full statement provided by a representative of the Panama Canal in response to gCaptain’s story Panama Canal Tugboat

May 10, 2018
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Panama Canal Tugboat Captains Face Disciplinary Action After Raising Safety Concerns in New Neopanamax Locks

Update: Panama Canal Says Tugboats Captains Broke the Law The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is not providing proper staffing and equipment for new larger locks,

May 9, 2018
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Maritime News

Klaus Luhta Podcast: Panama Canal Towboat Operators Discuss Historic Work Stoppage

Panama Canal towboat Captains are part of the first-ever work stoppage in the canal’s history, citing safety concerns. When the new canal locks were

May 9, 2018
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
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ITF: The Panama Canal “Adrift” Due to Safety Concerns

Here is a statement from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) in response to the ongoing dispute between the Panama Canal Authority

April 19, 2018
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Panama Canal Tugboat Captains Locked in Heated Dispute with Management Over Safe Manning of Tugs

Panama Canal tugboat captains are locked in a heated dispute with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) regarding the authority manning and safe operation of

April 18, 2018
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Panama Canal Tugboat Captains Sanctioned Over Refusal to Transit Vessels in Neopanamax Locks

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that it will apply sanctions against certain tugboat captains who recently refused to transit vessels through

April 12, 2018
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