On June 26th 2016, I witnessed a historic event at the Cocolí Locks in Panamá. The previous day, Jim & I had been to the Miraflores Locks during a Press Briefing, but neither seeing a ‘Panamax’ container ship transiting the locks on the 25th, nor during my first visit to Miraflores nearly 20 years ago, prepared me for the event I was about to be part of.
When the COSCO SHIPPING PANAMA began to enter our view, it was breath-taking. In fact, I witnessed a piece of history with my own eyes and it was truly a wondrous experience. I watched (and filmed) in amazement, as this massive ‘Neo-Panamax’ class vessel kept coming, and coming… and coming… seemingly without end! To merely say that it was an amazing experience would be an understatement!
I am excited about the video that Jim & I were able to capture on that assignment, and as we sort through it and continue editing it, we will both be releasing videos about this once-in-a-lifetime experience we were able to witness and be a part of.
–Buddy Tetreault, Director of Art & Technology