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Of Course I Still Love You is on the move...

Mr Miserable

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Tuesday.
Well I expected some movement today, but so far, nada.
MIGHTY SERVANT 1 remains anchored off the coast in the holding area.
Whilst we have been waiting I noted that she had transited the canal in April from south to north and I even found a photo of the event.
This is her passing through the Agua Clara locks towards the Caribbean.

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Tuesday.
Well I expected some movement today, but so far, nada.
MIGHTY SERVANT 1 remains anchored off the coast in the holding area.
Whilst we have been waiting I noted that she had transited the canal in April from south to north and I even found a photo of the event.
This is her passing through the Agua Clara locks towards the Caribbean.

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Do you think we will see a similar picture during this transit?
 

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Do you think we will see a similar picture during this transit?
If the transit of Agua Clara locks takes place during daylight hours and somebody is monitoring the webcam at the time, I don't see why not. The trouble is we may not get much warning of her arrival at the lock - from raising her anchor in her present position to being in the lock could happen within an hour or so.
Unfortuneately the Cocoli lock webcam has been disturbed and so no chance of a view from that, which is a great shame as it offerred great views.
 

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Thanks for this, gives me something to read before new cars start working their way from around the world towards Europe.

I have been on the back deck of Mighty Servant 1, she’s an impressive ship.
 

Mr Miserable

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Yep She’s on the move again.
I’m not in a position to be able to monitor her at the moment and so it would be good if someone was able to post a photo of her going through Agua Clara locks.
Mmm It looks very much like she’s dropped anchor again.
 

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It now appears that MIGHTY SERVANT 1 is refuelling. This could easily take 8 hours or so.
Making a passage across the Caribbean during the hurricane season is always going to mean that a close eye on the weather is required.
This year however the Caribbean has been unusually quiet and most of the activity so far has been in the Eastern Pacific and Gulf of Mexico.
Once clear of the Panama Canal MIGHTY SERVANT 1 will head north through the Eastern Pacific which is breeding an unusually high number of storms at the moment. I'm sure some meteorologist will connect this with this year being a La Niña year however I would point out that the heatwave in Northern California at the moment is certainly not a La Niña characteristic, nor is the total lack of Caribbean severe weather. Climate change? Possibly, if unpredictable weather is an indicator..
MIGHTY SERVANT 1 will need to keep a very careful eye on the weather when she transits north.
 

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It now appears that MIGHTY SERVANT 1 is refuelling. This could easily take 8 hours or so.
Making a passage across the Caribbean during the hurricane season is always going to mean that a close eye on the weather is required.
This year however the Caribbean has been unusually quiet and most of the activity so far has been in the Eastern Pacific and Gulf of Mexico.
Once clear of the Panama Canal MIGHTY SERVANT 1 will head north through the Eastern Pacific which is breeding an unusually high number of storms at the moment. I'm sure some meteorologist will connect this with this year being a La Niña year however I would point out that the heatwave in Northern California at the moment is certainly not a La Niña characteristic, nor is the total lack of Caribbean severe weather. Climate change? Possibly, if unpredictable weather is an indicator..
MIGHTY SERVANT 1 will need to keep a very careful eye on the weather when she transits north.
I see the pilot ship MANTA has rendezvoused with MIGHTY SERVANT 1. Could this mean transit soon...
 

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Hard to believe but this thread is becoming more interesting than The Wheel thread, or just distracting from my disappointing options trading this week... I am tracking ships across the sea and the watching the Cocoli Locks webcam more than TSLA SP!
 
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Mr Miserable

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All the indications are that today is the day for OCISLY to transit the Panama Canal onboard MIGHTY SERVANT 1.
She has helpfully posted an ETA for Long Beach of 6 July.
@dkemme the first lock to watch is the Agua Clara lock.
 
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Mr Miserable

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One of the most noticeable differences of the new locks compared to the old locks is the fact that the new locks slide open and closed whereas the old ones have gates that swing open.
 
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