Posted on June 19, 2015
The Panama Canal Authority last week took an important step forward toward the completion of its canal Expansion Program as it began to fill the lower chamber of its new Atlantic locks. Panama_Canal_Gatun_Locks_opening
The news signals the start of a deliberate and methodical phase of operational tests and quality control that will prepare the Canal to accommodate larger maritime vessels and new segments, according to website Lexology.com.
During an initial phase of filling, which took around five days, the Canal gradually rose the water level within the lower chambers of the new locks, the story said.
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