A video expelled from the US Coast Guard shows how one of its vessels travels by the Panama Canal. The Canal is a complex system that utilizes an synthetic lake to help ships span between the Continental divide. Following is a twin of the video.
The Panama Canal is an engineering marvel. About 14,000 ships use it every year. The current is about 48 miles long. It functions as a current between North and South America. The current connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Before the canal, ships had to cruise 13,000 miles around the tip of South America An synthetic lake opposite Panama connects the oceans. The Gatun Lake is 85 feet above sea level. How do the ships get lifted and lowered?
The current has a water close complement that acts like a large elevator. When ships enter the locks, they’re lifted by water from the lake. Each close raises the ships until they’re 85 feet above sea level. They then transport opposite Gatun Lake.
The ship is then lowered by the locks to sea level. On average, it takes 8 hours for ships to cranky the canal.