Panama Canal - Full Transit- Time Lapse

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Steve Noble

Steve Noble

6 yıl önce

Full transit of the Panama Canal. Shot on the Ocean Princess on February 28th 2016 by Steve Noble. Pacific ocean to the Atlantic ocean, 11 hour transit seen in under 7 minutes.

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Jabs 4 yıl önce
In my entire lifetime I may not be able to go to Panama and experience this, but darn, I'm glad this video exists, the process of crossing is truly amazing! An engineer wonder
Santosh Kumar
Santosh Kumar 3 aylar önce
Very good very good vidio.
JB_HEAD76 5 aylar önce
I to would love to go...but probably won't be able to go!! UNLESS I WIN THE LOTTO!!!
Maia Maya
Maia Maya Yıl önce
i hope to see you one day on those big ships, you can do it
David Cooper
David Cooper Yıl önce
Been through it on a cruise ship amazing it is ...
Nathan L
Nathan L Yıl önce
its not a wonder... just look up how it works its not that complicated
Yuna Ch
Yuna Ch Yıl önce
The Panama canal is a really impressive feat of engineering. To think that man kind dug a whole river through Panama and created a complex shipping route that the whole world is benefiting now.
Orion 12 gün önce
@NogiberTv 1904 & Roosevelt would live to have a talk with you at the least harmful.
Despotic Waffle
Despotic Waffle 2 aylar önce
There were already some lakes, they dug the cannals into these lakes.
Mapps Mappings
Mapps Mappings 3 aylar önce
yes one of America's greatest feats
Emilio Melendez 507 ★
Emilio Melendez 507 ★ 4 aylar önce
@KishaScape Speaking of China, they also participated in the construction, which is why there is a Chinese community in Panama.
Ethan Peterson
Ethan Peterson 4 aylar önce
@NogiberTv the canal was built in 1904
AlphaCentauri24 Yıl önce
The only thing that would have made this video better was a small map overlay with a dot showing how the ship is crossing over.
Carlos RSJ
Carlos RSJ 2 aylar önce
Alberto López B
Alberto López B 4 aylar önce
@Gianluca Panay Professional Panamanian: you are in a mistake: the locks near the Atlantic coast are Gatún locks, in the north canal extreme; in the other extreme (south) of the canal, in the Pacific coast, near Panamá City, are Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks
antiagonista 5 aylar önce
@Gianluca Panay you have it switched... It's two in the Pacific and one in the Atlantic
david andrew
david andrew 11 aylar önce
Just like GTA
Duthimer21 Yıl önce
@Gianluca Panay Ummm Gatun is on the side of the Gulf of Mexico... so if they ended in gatun they started on the Pacific
Line Danzer
Line Danzer 4 aylar önce
What an amazing feat of engineering! Got to experience the canal passage (from the Pacific to the Atlantic) as birthday gift. Balcony location allowed to us to enjoy the entire 11-hour experience from our room. I will *never* forget that experience. *This video allows me to relive the moments. Thank you!*
Danna Arosemena
Danna Arosemena 2 yıl önce
Tantos comentarios en inglés. Si lo visitas personalmente es el doble de genial. Panamá invirtió y luchó por esto, y ahorita podrá ser lo que sea, pero esto siempre será motivo de orgullo. ¡Que viva mi Panamá!❤❤❤
Ramón pliego
Ramón pliego Aylar önce
@Cesar Peña las obras comenzaron en el 2006 y terminaron en el 2016. En esos 10 años se creó esas nuevas exclusas las anteriores eran para barcos más pequeños y no para los enormes barcos actuales.
Cesar Peña
Cesar Peña Aylar önce
@Ramón pliego Cuando las hizo esa empresa española? En qué Año?
Ramón pliego
Ramón pliego Aylar önce
No lo hizo usa, esas nuevas esclusas son modernas y fueron creadas por sacyr. Empresa española
ELYISUSHC2332 9 aylar önce
Asi es, Saludos desde Panamá 👍
elsamso 4 yıl önce
this was actually really cool to watch
Huldra YT
Huldra YT Yıl önce
@Charlie ND q
한동희NO.25 Yıl önce
Do you know ryu hyun jin
Anwar Latip
Anwar Latip Yıl önce
wow...v gd info..i plan to do a lot of travelling in 2021..n beyong..god willing i plan to travel by plane to south korea..then ferry to trans Siberia ti Moscow n Europe to paris.. n ferry to englang n ended in Liverpool...back..same
Chris Delzell
Chris Delzell Yıl önce
This adds a whole lot of perspective to my old history classes. Out of curiosity, does the direction of transit reverse occasionally? It looks like all 3 lanes go the same way.
Marvin Turner
Marvin Turner 8 aylar önce
At 6:25 as the ship we are viewing from (Ocean Princess) is exiting the Gatún Locks (Atlantic Ocean side) there is a white and red ship entering the adjacent lane in the opposite direction. A cruise ship had just used that lane in the same direction as the OP. Also at 6:34 another ship is approaching the lane OP just exited. So yes, direction switches as needed.
KishaScape Yıl önce
Yeah just depends on the traffic. Railroads also do similar depending on the traffics.
Tao Liu
Tao Liu Yıl önce
It's actually easier to allow transit in both directions. This is because the locks needs to be flooded or drained depending on the direction of travel. It's actually more efficient to alternate passage directions.
Frisher Yıl önce
Hello Im from Panama, and yes thw direction is changed everytime it's ordered to, also new ones were built that are a lot bigger
Zeen Daniels
Zeen Daniels Yıl önce
Yes, the canal can be transited in either way.
budgiebreder Yıl önce
I never realised how wide parts of this canal actually are! Im sure they were once natural valleys but it’s incredible to think this whole now wet area is entirely man made!
budgiebreder Yıl önce
@Vincent Berninghaus even still - huge thing to build
Vincent Berninghaus
Vincent Berninghaus Yıl önce
The canals were built into large pre-existing lakes so they wouldn’t have to dig the whole way.
NT Art
NT Art 2 yıl önce
I live close to the Panama Canal. It gives many benefits to our country. It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. In 1881, French were building the Panama Canal, but couldn't continue because of the yellow fever. So Americans had to continue the project in 1904 and opened in 1914. In 2016, they had to do an extension because their ships couldn't pass easily. I learned that at school here in Panama, I went to the Interoceanic Canal Museum, and had a school expedition to Miraflores to learn more.
AlphaCentauri24 Yıl önce
The step canals are such a beautiful piece of Engineering! ❤️
samuel chiripa
samuel chiripa 9 aylar önce
yes is so beautiful ❤️
BottomFragger Yıl önce
It's videos like these that make me glad the internet exists.
KishaScape Yıl önce
I love the little tug and passenger ferry squeezing in the lock with the big ship hehe
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Mᴥāz Kalīm
Mᴥāz Kalīm Yıl önce
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FE428Power Yıl önce
My father was a Panama Canal pilot from 1959_1985. I got to transit the canal with him several times. Once on the Pacific Princess. Boy things sure have changed
Victor Gomes
Victor Gomes Yıl önce
I’ve crossed the Panama Canal last year and it’s truly wonderful feeling.
Eric Haynes
Eric Haynes 4 aylar önce
0:01 My memories of being in the Air Force stationed in Panama in the mid 90's. On the immediate right is the Balboa Yacht Club on Ft. Amador Army Post..the old club burned down right about the time the U.S. handed the canal over to the Panamanians in Dec, 1999. Further to the right is literally where Panama City is, I think about half the population of the entire country lives there. I lived in downtown Panama City right next to the El Panama Hotel. 0:01 A few miles to the immediately left is where Howard Air Force Base was located. Along with the runway w/hangars there were about 15 big 3 story buildings where everybody a lot of base houses for married people and many dorms for young single military - the base was shared with the Army. After going under the bridge there was Rodman naval base on the immediate left and Ft. Clayton Army Post/Albrook Air Force Base on the right. If you were young, single military you went to various gringo clubs in downtown Panama City; Bacchus club on Thursday, Pattatus club on Friday, My Place club on Saturday, and Balboa Yacht club on Sunday and the clinic on Monday.
Scott 3 aylar önce
I was there during the early 80s as part of the 1sow ac 130 gunship flying reconnasense over El Salvador! Hooked up with a guy at Howard AFB bomb dump that took us fishing down the canal in the lakes, wow, that was the best fishing experience ever. Caught 155 peacock bass in about 3 to 4 hrs! Yeah, if you took advantage of the bars and their women it's was damn good chance you were gonna be at the clinic gettin a shot of penicillin! $20 for the girl $5 for the room!
Aimee Ward
Aimee Ward 11 aylar önce
Fascinating. Thank you for this video. I understand they're working on widening the canal because ships are getting so big that fewer and fewer of them can pass through. Looks like that other Princess ship has just inches on either side
Jeremy DeBose
Jeremy DeBose Yıl önce
The canal system is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.
ICantThinkOfAGoodName Yıl önce
The sky, the clouds and the weather is so beautiful
Sameer Kharade
Sameer Kharade Yıl önce
It is so satisfying to watch these massive ships as they pass through the canal!
J Davis
J Davis 3 yıl önce
This video needs to be shown in US History classes, even though the Panama Canal is only talked about for 2 minutes. This visual makes it 1 million times more understandable.
Jackson Larson
Jackson Larson Yıl önce
Why? What good would this video do? It's an interesting video, don't get me wrong, but there is virtually no historic value to it. What would this teach you about US foreign and domestic policy and its relationship with South American and Caribbean countries in the early 20th century?
Tao Liu
Tao Liu Yıl önce
@TRiG (Ireland) The Canal was returned similar to reasons why decolonisation around the world happened. The canal was losing its usefulness and becoming a liability.
TRiG (Ireland)
TRiG (Ireland) Yıl önce
@d t I must admit that I am not familiar with the history, but considering the USA's history of stirring shit in South America, and overthrowing democracies whenever it suits them, and general history of racism and imperialist behaviour, I sincerely doubt that they ceded control of the canal back to Panama out of the goodness of their hearts.
Cameron Szachta
Cameron Szachta Yıl önce
My US History class used this video in one of our presentations- definitely a great visual
sharondipity Yıl önce
Thank you for your video! Your vantage point was excellent, as are your video-taking skills. It’s not likely I will ever get to see the Panama Canal in person, so this was a real treat to see.
Starman 2 yıl önce
Just a little reminder to all people watching right now. These are the old locks, the new and wider ones are completely breathtaking
Silva & Kupamanduka
Silva & Kupamanduka 4 aylar önce
It's already a year but do you have the link?
DJAYPAZ Yıl önce
Great video. First time I’ve seen this route. I would like to see a slower version as there are many things along the canal route that might be worth taking a closer look. Thumbs up.
jmtimmons2020 4 aylar önce
Omg! This video is so cool. Like the next person, I'll probably never get to go to the Panama Canal but watching this video is the next best thing. Thank you so much for allowing me to experience it.
EASYTIGER10 4 yıl önce
The ship at 4:35 - the "Island Princess" (bigger than the ship we're on) shows the ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM size of vessel (Panamax) that could traverse the Canal before the new locks were opened :-)
R R B 4 aylar önce
Why the little trains at both sides following each ship? What they do exactly?
U MIF 3 yıl önce
@LegoGenius16 aah, that make sense now
LegoGenius16 3 yıl önce
@U MIF I believe the water levels are different between the Atlantic and Pacific. Maybe due to the Earth's spin, I'm not sure. But that's why they need to slowly adjust the levels of water as the ships travel through. And by the way, your English is better than some native English speakers, so don't worry about it 😂
U MIF 3 yıl önce
Why use the locks if you can build a large canal and let the ships travel normaly? Sorry if my english is bad
LegoGenius16 3 yıl önce
The Iowa-class battleships could just barely transit the was 110 feet wide and the ships are 108 feet wide XD
The First Curse
The First Curse Yıl önce
I honestly am blown away by this. It looks so damn pathetically small on a map, but yet this video makes it seem absolutely massive. The fact that this is all artificially made is just mindblowing.
Kristen Campbell
Kristen Campbell 4 aylar önce
Wow. Amazing to see. I think this will be a great cruise… On my bucket list
Chad Simonton
Chad Simonton Yıl önce
So freaking amazing....this is the kind if stuff I like in this world.
Pingüino Táctico ;)
Pingüino Táctico ;) Yıl önce
Im honored to live in Panamá, its beautiful. :')
Riel Alto
Riel Alto 3 yıl önce
I didn't know a video with no sound could be this satisfying.
Crown Prince
Crown Prince Yıl önce
@hi Enlightenment 😲
hi Yıl önce
Improved my focus
Crown Prince
Crown Prince Yıl önce
Thanks as I was going crazy wondering if it was only me who had no volume
Les Restall
Les Restall Yıl önce
Well, another certain genre of video can be just as satisfying to watch without the sound...
A A Yıl önce
I love how it gradually becomes more green/brown as you get closer to the Atlantic
RamadaArtist Yıl önce
The thing I really love about this interconnected world today: I can take this video, watch the encapsulated moment from the viewpoint of a ship actually traversing the Panama Canal, and then I can go boot up Google Earth, zoom way in on Panama, and actually chart the course you took through the locks and reservoir, and see satellite images of the exact same places, but from a geological perspective. If like, a teacher had simply shown this video and booted up Google maps, I would have cared significantly more about geography and history when I was actually in school.
TO THE BEAT Y'ALL 6 aylar önce
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RamadaArtist 9 aylar önce
@samuel chiripa love you too bro
samuel chiripa
samuel chiripa 9 aylar önce
@RamadaArtist thx bro love u
RamadaArtist 9 aylar önce
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samuel chiripa
samuel chiripa 9 aylar önce
ok but no one asked bro lol
Jeff Mclearen
Jeff Mclearen 2 yıl önce
I heard this can sometimes take days to get through! Pretty amazing. Great video
Jundi Alhaqiqa
Jundi Alhaqiqa Yıl önce
Brings back memories of my trip to Panama.
William Ford
William Ford 3 yıl önce
Fun Fact for anyone who finds this. All US naval ships have to be thin enough to fit through the Panama Canal
KishaScape Yıl önce
Thank goodness they widened it. Thiccer destroyers now >:3
Mᴥāz Kalīm
Mᴥāz Kalīm Yıl önce
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Rene Arias
Rene Arias Yıl önce
All ships have been made with the canal in mind the maximum size ships are better know as Panamax
Matthew Yıl önce
@Led Floyd The size of the locks is the limiting factor. What are you going to do, bomb the locks? Don't think that would work, somehow...
OTᗩᖇ Yıl önce
@NoName no it does not fit😭
M Esau
M Esau Yıl önce
Truly amazing - I'm glad this was recommended to me.
CF Aylar önce
Wow, I just learned these locks were a thing today and these are impressive builds.
andres calamaro
andres calamaro Yıl önce
gracias por subir el video lo entendi muy bien!!!
Pratyush Padarha
Pratyush Padarha Yıl önce
Thanks to your efforts we could witness the complete transit. Thanks a lot.
Gunslinger 256
Gunslinger 256 4 yıl önce
It's counter intuitive that big ships take less time to transit due to displacing more water, requiring less water to equalize the locks. Great video, thank you.
A Czech Man Going His Own Way
A Czech Man Going His Own Way Yıl önce
It was actually easier to flood the valley to an above-sea level, compared to digging it out to the sea level (plus some additional depth for the ships).
Josiah Ferguson
Josiah Ferguson Yıl önce
@S S There are a bunch of reasons, 1) the water level on both sides is not the same, due to wind and sea currents the water level is higher on one side than the other, thus having it at sea level would create a massive flow of water through the channel wearing away the land on each side. 2) the canal goes through a fresh water lake, this lake is the main source of drinking water for Panama so putting the canal at sea level would make all of that water salty and thus much more difficult to use for drinking water. 3) I know it doesn't look like a mountain, but the canal is 85 feet above sea level, the amount of work required to dig a trench that much deeper is a lot, especially along the entire 45 mile length of the canal.
superj1e2z6 Yıl önce
@S S raising boats is easier than leveling the mountain to sea level
Enneamorph 3 yıl önce
I dont think that was in the original thoughts when making the canal. Something more like "lets not have to go around an entire continent to reach the pacific." Either that or I am big dumb and misunderstood
gimmethegepgun 3 yıl önce
Gunslinger 256 That's not correct. The displaced water freely flows in or out while the locks are open. Raising or lowering it by a certain amount always requires the same amount of water (if a big ship required less it would mean it was hitting the bottom). Tides probably change how much the outer ones need to be raised or lowered though, since the ocean water will be at differing levels throughout the day, but the height they're being raised to is the same.
iamsheel Yıl önce
Those lakes are really huge. I thought it was small enough that you could see both oceans from its center
Yash Sharma
Yash Sharma 11 aylar önce
What an amazing feat of engineering
SFV Native
SFV Native Yıl önce
Thank you for posting this. So many people will never see it in person.
Bhawana Yıl önce
Engineered so well..... Amazingly Perfect 👍
NicktoClaaat 10 aylar önce
This is so amazing!
Emanuel Perone
Emanuel Perone Yıl önce
One of the best infrastructures ever made
2teethPogZa Yıl önce
3:44 you can see the transition between freshwater to saltwater this is cooool!
Aesthetic Degen
Aesthetic Degen Yıl önce
Pretty sure thats just a transition between mud and no mud
Monica Swavel
Monica Swavel Yıl önce
Pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing this!
crysjumar1 4 yıl önce
DUDE, this is the best time lapse video showing the entire journey.
O K 3 yıl önce
@Raden Mas Rama lol I was just gonna recommend that very video but you did it
Steve Noble
Steve Noble 4 yıl önce
Sheri Peterson
Sheri Peterson Yıl önce
That is so cool! I have always wanted to cross the Panama Canal.
OneBiasedOpinion Yıl önce
I know it’s been constantly maintained and upgraded over the decades, but this amazing infrastructure was completed in _1881._ Think about that. This device is almost 150 years old and still heavily used to this day.
Wood on Fire
Wood on Fire Yıl önce
I never knew this canal would be so much complicated and much bigger than I imagined it would be No wonder why this greatest Engineering feat in history took like decades of work and 5k-12k deaths of workers from the dangers of construction and diseases
C` rec
C` rec Yıl önce
отличное видео ! интересно и познавательно . Спасибо
Med Amine
Med Amine Yıl önce
Waw Amazing, so fantastic place thank you for sharing.
Sagar Shah
Sagar Shah Yıl önce
Wonders of Engineering !! Really amazed to watch this !
Grace Yıl önce
I feel peaceful watching this. Thanks for your video!
Sora Yıl önce
I've always been fascinated by how things work and canals are one of them since i am not fully sure how they operate. But by this timelaspe, i can get a gist of how it works, thanks lad
Steve Noble
Steve Noble Yıl önce
So good to hear!
Peds Yıl önce
Muy bueno, la experiencia será increíble
Captain Sir Jack Chucklebutty
Captain Sir Jack Chucklebutty Yıl önce
excellent . i did it on my yacht in 1999. lovely to finally get to the pacific xxxx
Víðarr Kerr
Víðarr Kerr Yıl önce
Watching the giant cruise ship settle into the locks was pretty cool. The whole thing is cool. I didn't get the scale of the whole thing, until a tiny little ant person went to the bow. Speaking of ants, that's what the tugboats looked like; worker ants running around taking care of things, carrying big ships thru their nest like giant bugs they captured to eat.
Wiitubeaccount Yıl önce
Man everyone knows about it but it's cool to finally see how the Panama Canal actually looks like and works!
Steve Noble
Steve Noble Yıl önce
Anita Streiffert
Anita Streiffert 4 yıl önce
Loved it! I have been thru the canal so this was familiar to me! (And I have also been on the Erie Canal - Wow what a difference!) and also have seen it via ships cams so I really enjoyed this!
GJ0KYZ Yıl önce
That was very interesting. There were surprisingly few locks; I thought there would have been more.
Repunza 9 aylar önce
This is so amazing!!!
Saurabh kumar
Saurabh kumar 2 aylar önce
Outstanding application of fluid mechanics concept in making this waterway.Power of Engineer 🔥💪
Jzwiz Yıl önce
Pretty cool and pretty sketchy, unlike the ground the water is always moving so you really gotta be careful in such a tight area. Props to the captain and lookouts etc
You're Right
You're Right 4 yıl önce
I built the Panama Canal by myself. The government covered up everything and took credit. I did it with one of those beach set ups they sell for kids. The plastic bucket, shovel and rake. That’s the tools I used
Thomas Weeks
Thomas Weeks Yıl önce
Thanks for your hard work.
S'all good man
S'all good man Yıl önce
This is the most grandpa thing somebody will say
Drift Addict BR
Drift Addict BR Yıl önce
You're Bright*
Renold Yıl önce
I believe you Mate.
ckat Yıl önce
Very nicely done 👍
Joe Yıl önce
I was taught a mechanism of canals in the high school history class, but cannot imagine how it goes After watching this,I really got it.
John Gerald Agbayani
John Gerald Agbayani Yıl önce
Amazing feat of engineering.
Username777 Yıl önce
The fact that something this complicated and huge can be made and used with little problems
marwar 2 yıl önce
Steve Noble - this was an awesome video but you know what would really make it be beyond awesome? If you could show a map of the world zoomed in on the Panama canal with a red-dot indicator of where the ship is positionally on the map as it progresses through the video- that would've been super helpful.
ahmadj ld
ahmadj ld Yıl önce
amazing 👍 hallo iam from Indonesia
G Marie
G Marie Yıl önce
Here in Panama City now watching the cargo ships line up days in advance to get through the canal, the limit is 40 ships a day, 20 from Atlantic 20 from Caribbean, you can’t go see it due to covid so thank you for this video
j 8 aylar önce
I don't learn about this much in history classes, sure it's an engineering marvel but i wonder what the locals think about the project at the time it was built
Arts Naturais
Arts Naturais 2 yıl önce
Muito massa, gostei
The Pilot Couple
The Pilot Couple 3 yıl önce
This is incredible. A couple months ago we stayed in Panama City and did a time lapse video of a ship going through one of the locks. It’s an impressive operation they have.
Steve Noble
Steve Noble 3 yıl önce
Thank you!
Prakhar Jain
Prakhar Jain Yıl önce
did anyone notice clouds moving beautifully
Toro53 Yıl önce
Interesting indeed ! Appreciated ! Many thanks for the publication !
k8 Yıl önce
So cool! Thanks for sharing!
guacamoleJim Yıl önce
I wonder how long it takes when it’s not time lapse. That was an awesome video!
Zeen Daniels
Zeen Daniels Yıl önce
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