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Panama to Investigate ACP’s Treatment of Tug Captains

The Autoridad Nacional de Transparencia Internacional (ANTAI), in charge with investigating ethics violations and corruption, will look into the tugboat captains protesting forced overtime, unilateral manning cuts and other safety concerns.

The captains are members of the MM&P Panama Canal affiliate Union de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta (UCOC), which represents about 200 tug captains and associated vessel personnel. For months, they have been protesting dangerous working conditions on the canal.

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