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The overflow was due to the fact that the valves that control the flow of water to the chamber, which were located behind the ship, were not closed and these exceeded the intermediate gates 15 and 16.

Panama- The overflow of water occurred last week at gatun locks, was due to a human error on the operation of the control center during the lockage, according to an investigation carried out by the team of experts of the Panama Canal.

The information, which was dpublished this wednesday by the entity itself, it also details the overflow I know should to which the valves that control the flow of water to the camera, who were behind the boatthey did not go closed and you are I will surpassat floodgates intermediate 15 and 16 that limit the middle chamber with that of the lower level of the west lane.

The specialist’s report of the channel as well explained that as soon as the event was recorded on September 13, power was turned off of the transformer rooms and those of the primary feeding that come from the Gatun hydroelectricwhat pprotected the machinery Y locomotives from the west lane.

Also for person safetyl waited for you water levels will drop within the tunnelsfor later restore the electric fluid in the affected area.

Similarly, the entity revealed that no worker of the locks was affected either injured because of this incident. As for the teams, only recorded a affectation to a transformer What consequence of the flood.

At the time of the incident, a vessel I was in the west lane upper chamberhad a delay from about 30 minutes and a second ship in process of entry to lower chamber of the same lane, suffered a delay close up of 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Considered improvements

As a result of this incident, the Cpanama anal works in improvements in system programming to reduce the possibility of human errorsas well as in the review of the protocols for these types of emergencies.

the security of the labor force and the canal infrastructure It is a priority for the management of the waterway.


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