Yachting Monthly, 28 April 2008: Bottleneck at Panama Canal
Yachting Monthly, 29 April 2008:
Lock repair cause of Panama Canal hold up
"More than 150 yachts are in a marine
'traffic jam' on the Caribbean
side of the Panama Canal
, awaiting transit to the Pacific Ocean
. Many have been told it will be 'weeks' - in one case two months - before they will be able to get through.
This delay could put them in danger
of meeting the cyclone (hurricane) season in the South Pacific
. One yachtsman is so concerned he is having his boat driven across the Central American isthmus on a low loader. YM Blue Water
Letter writer, Rod Heikell and wife Lu, aboard Skylax are among those being held up..."
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