So what happened? Near miss in the Panama Canal

You will remember back in November I posted this incredible footage . . .

The pilot loses control of a 57,000 deadweight bulk carrier [built 2012 estimated $24.5 Million value] which comes within about a meter of taking out the rail/automobile bridge crossing the Chagres River. Due to the efforts by the tug boat/captain and the vessel’s crew dropping the anchor (see splash) they were able to just barely divert a serious accident. Go ahead – click the picture!

So what happened? Well if you watch the following video, with subtitles in English, you can see the Panama Canal ceremony honoring the pilot who prevented an accident and find out what happened.

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