Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dawn Princess Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Here we see an image from the Dawn Princess Cruise ship's onboard online camera on her south bound Panama Canal transit on her World Cruise passing trough the Culebra Cut approaching the Centennial Bridge and the Pedro Miguel Locks today on sunny August 6th 2011.

Dawn Princess Cruise Ship Features:
Class and type: Sun class
Type: cruise ship
Length: 266 m (873 ft)
Beam: 32 m (105 ft)
Decks: 10 passenger decks
Speed: 21 kn (38.89 km/h) max
Capacity: 1,990 passengers
Crew: 900

Monday, August 1, 2011

Rainstorm approaching over the Panama Canal

Rainstorm approaching over the Panama Canal

Here in this image we see a late afternoon rainstorm approaching over the 2 south bound ships in the Miraflores Locks. The Panama Canal needs those rainstorms that are frequent in the rainy season (from End of March until End of December)  to refill the Gatun Lake and replace all the water that is lost to the Oceans with each ships transit.