Calling this a leak is an understatement:
Panama Awaiting Detailed Report on Canal Crack, Fixes http://t.co/wbI1CB57HY
— gCaptain (@gCaptain) September 8, 2015
Panama Canal leaks could push back expansion opening
United Groups for the Canal (GUPC), the construction consortium building the Panama Canal expansion project, is in deep water over cracks in the locks. After severe leakage problems became visible, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued a warning that it would not accept the current works until all flaws are fixed.
And (emphasis added),
The ACP posted the message on August 21, after pictures were posted on social media showing water leaks in one of the new lockheads on the Pacific shore.
GUPC is expected to meet all the costs involved in fixing the crack.
Today in history:
This day in history, Carter agreed to transfer the Panama Canal to Panama