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ITF: ACP Plans to Further Reduce Crew on Panama Canal Tugs

June 11, 2018

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The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has informed the Union de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta (UCOC) that it plans to reduce the tug’s crew to minimum manning established by the Panama Maritime Authority.

The ACP has informed the UCOC that from July 1, 2018 there will be further reductions to the crew with the removal of the additional captain.

This position is currently part of the forward tug’s crew since the opening of the new locks in 2016.

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