Tugboat pulling- Panama Canal, MG_5929

The Panama Canal will use up to five tugboats to ensure safe navigation for vessels, depending on the size, weight and manoeuvrability of the ship.

While the canal’s existing locks use locomotives to help position the vessel in the chamber, the new locks will use one tugboat in front of the vessel and one or two behind it to assist the vessel during the lockage.

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