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Title: The Panama Canal spillway =
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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Alternate Title: Spillway
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights C.Z
Publication Date: February 19, 1988
Copyright Date: 1986
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
biweekly
regular
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Subject: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Republic of Panama -- Canal Zone -- Balboa -- Balboa Heights
Coordinates: 8.95 x -79.566667 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Language: Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
Issuing Body: Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
General Note: "Official Panama Canal publication."
General Note: Imprint varies: Balboa Hights, <1966-1978>; Miami, Fla., <1979-1982>; Balboa Heights, Pan. <1983>-1999.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
General Note: Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note: Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note: Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094771
Volume ID: VID00085
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
 Related Items
Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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Manfredo speaks at graduation


Canal trains 33rrik

"The Panama Canal Commission is especially, the professionalism required
proud of its contribution in training this in an institution like the Panama Canal,
group of ambitious and responsible which has so much influence on world
young people," said Deputy Adminis- transportation and on the economies of
trator Fernando Manfredo Jr. during many countries.
the closing ceremony for the Canal Also presiding over last Friday's
organization's 17th annual orientation ceremony in the Administration
and training program for Panama Building rotunda were Marine Director
Nautical School midshipmen. Capt. G. T. Hull, Maritime Training
The training provided 33 first-year Unit Chief Capt. G. A. Markham and
students with firsthand experience in Nautical School representative Capt.
Panama Canal operations. Manfredo Jos6 Delgado. Both Delgado and
told the midshipmen that the Commis- midshipman Mario Chong thanked the
sion hoped the experience would give Commission for the training. "I hope
them a clearer image of what a that those who will follow in our
merchant marine professional repre- footsteps will receive the same support
sents, the role that professional plays in we had," Chong said. Delgado added
the world's maritime economy and, that he received only positive reports on


THE PANAMA CANAL


Spillway


SVol. XXVI No. 41
Friday. February 19. 1988


Ishipmen

the program. "The cadets are highly
motivated by it because they can
practice the theory learned in school
and because of the cooperation shown
by Canal personnel," he remarked.
This year 19 Canal units, along with
local shipping agents, participated in the
program. Capt. Felicito Flores of the
Fire Division attended the closing
ceremonies to present the graduating
trainees with certificates for the com-
pletion of vessel firefighting drills.
Manfredo presented them with certifi-
cates for completing other facets of their
training, and Hull presented Marine
Bureau caps as mementos.
During the ceremony, Canal pilot
Capt. Orlando Allard referred to the
rotunda murals and recalled the efforts
of the men and women who built the
Canal. He said that similar efforts
shown by the program participants
accounted for the program's repeated
success. Allard noted that many former
trainees have returned as employees to
become "part of the human machinery
that runs the Panama Canal."


Gold Hill? We've got it covered!


Gold Hill and two other areas in
Gaillard Cut will soon be covered with
tree saplings under a $276,000 refores-
tation contract awarded late last
month. Under the contract, the Pan-
amanian company Servicios de Foresta-
ci6n, S.A. will plant some 53,000 seed-
lings of Gmelina arborea and Acacia
mangium trees in 3.7 million square
feet of land.
After a land-
slide there in Oc-


tober 1986, the
area around Gold
Hill has under-
gone extensive ex-
cavation in an ef-
fort to clean up
the slide and pre-
vent similar occur-


Following an employee suggestion,
a trial project was launched in May
1987 and the Grounds Maintenance
Branch successfully planted and nur-
tured 4,000 seedlings at Gold Hill.
The reforestation project will create
a canopy to protect earth cleared of
vegetation and minimize soil erosion.
The trees will inhibit the invasion of
undesirable grasses and make it easier


" The reforestation
project will create
a canopy to protect
earth cleared of
vegetation . .


rences in the future.
In two other areas
-Cunette and Empire reaches-vegeta-
tion was razed and hills reformed to
improve drainage, minimize pressure
on the banks of the Panama Canal and
reduce the possibility of slides there.
The work has left barren, dusty patches
of land exposed to erosion, which can
itself cause landslides.


de-weed and
the seedlings
tablished.


or 'Canal iemploy-
ees, like survey-
ors, engineers and
maintenance work-
ers, to get into
those areas.
Servicios de Fo-
restaci6n will pro-
vide healthy young
trees; stake out the
area to be covered;
and plant, water,
control the insects on
until each is well es-


Later, additional barren patches
along Gaillard Cut will be covered by
trees, as the Panama Canal Commis-
sion continues its efforts to prevent
landslides.


How's the Canal doing?
The following statistics reflect Panama Canal operations and usage
for the month of January:
Average oceangoing transits-33.8 ships per day
Average ready backlog-36.3 ships
Average Canal waters time-34 hours
(including transit time)
Ships with beams over 80 feet-48.3 percent
Ships with beams over 100 feet-22.7 percent
A potable water barge to support Dredging Division operations is
scheduled to arrive in Panama on March 1. The barge was acquired from
the Nashville Bridge company of Tennessee for $307,900.
The Miraflores Locks miter gate overhaul continues with dry
chamber work in the west lane scheduled through February 24. The
projects to be tackled during this phase of the overhaul will be similar to
those performed in the east lane last month. For photos of east-lane
overhaul activities, see page 3.


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Photo by Susan K. Stabler
The yacht "Britannia," used by Great Britain's royalfamily, transits the Panama
Canal as part of a voyage that will take it to Australiafor the country's bicentennial
celebration.


Employees learn tower rescue skills


Safety regulations are followed care-
fully in the Electrical Division. Equip-
ment and lines are de-energized before
they are worked on, and atmosphere
tests are made before personnel are
allowed to enter manholes. Still, even
with a total commitment to safety,
accidents can occur.
Because of the need for division
personnel to work on poles and towers
and in manholes, it is important that
their co-workers be trained to rescue
them should an accident occur in these
locations. For this reason, the Electrical
Division requested the Human Re-
sources Development Staff to contract
for a course in pole, tower and manhole
rescue techniques.
The five-day course, including one
day of theory and four days of practical
experience in the field, was conducted
last month by Qualtec of the Florida
Power and Light Company. Instructors
Al Arias and Gary Bruscia trained two
groups of high voltage electricians from
the Electrical Exterior Branch in
addition to one Safety Division, two
Locks Division and two Fire Division
employees.
During the first three days of the
training, the group was taught tower
and pole rescue techniques, including
basic first aid at the top of the tower or


pole, lowering the Victim with available
tools and continuing first aid on the
ground. Manhole rescue was the topic
for the last two days, including basic
first aid in the manhole, pulling the
victim out using a tripod and continuing
first aid outside.
Qualified Electrical Division person-
nel will pass on this important safety
training to keep all high-voltage
electricians up to date with rescue
techniques so they are prepared for the
emergency that everyone hopes will
never happen.


Photo by Kevin Jenikins
Trainees lower a simulated-injury
victim from a high voltage electrical
tower during an exercise in the rescue
course.


Photo by Arthur Pollack
Panama Canal pilot Capt. Orlando
Allard, coordinator of this year's
training and orientation program for
Panama Nautical School midshipmen,
congratulates them on completion of
the program.











THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY


Friday, February 19, 1988


Billiards clinic
A billiards clinic will be offered by the
Employee Fitness Branch to Panama
Canal Commission employees and
dependents at the Balboa Youth Center
on Thursday, February 25. Register
now by calling 52-1212 or 52-5852.
Men's tennis
The Employee Fitness Branch will
sponsor an intermediate singles and
doubles tennis tournament for men on
February 27 at the Diablo courts. The
doubles competition will be open to
everyone, but the singles event is for
Panama Canal Commission employees
and dependents only. You can call the
Diablo Gym at 52-6827 to register from
1:30 to 8:30 p.m. weekdays.
Roy Rinehart
fishing tourney
The 13th Annual Roy Rinehart
Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the
Panama Canal Tarpon Club, will begin
at midnight on Tuesday, March 1, and
run through midnight on Thursday,
June 30. Prizes will be awarded to men,
women and youths under 16 for
saltwater fish caught on the Atlantic
side.
Participants should register at the
Panama Canal Tarpon Club, telephone
43-5316. Additional information is
available from Sid Coffin at 43-5367 or
Robert Lawrence at 43-5458.

Books are for kids!
Jim Trelease of Massachusetts, au-
thor of the best-seller, "The Read-
Aloud Handbook," will speak on
reading aloud as a means of motivating
children to enjoy books at 7 p.m. at the
Ft. Gulick (February 23) and Howard
(February 24) elementary schools and
the Balboa High School auditorium
(February 25).
An award-winning writer for a daily
newspaper, Trelease has been a featured
speaker for most of the major reading
and library associations and parent
groups in the United States. He
demonstrates techniques of reading
aloud and traces the importance of this
activity from the cradle to adolescence.
For more information, call Patricia
Matthews at 86-3959.


Volleyball
Everyone is invited to participate in
"jungle-rules" volleyball games spon-
sored by the Employee Fitness Branch
at I p.m. on Saturdays at the Diablo
Gym. For more information, call 52-
6827 from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. on
weekdays.

Soup kitchen thank-yous
The Rev. Waldaba H. Stewart and
members of the United Gospel Church
have expressed appreciation to those
who contributed to the Salem Soup
Kitchen and have recognized the
committee members who keep the
kitchen running. The church also
thanked the SPILLWAY and other
local media for publicizing the annual
Thanksgiving and Christmas fund-
raising campaign.
Furniture sale
The Defense Reutilization and Mar-
keting Office is holding a sale today
from 8 to 11:30 in Building 745,
Corozal. Household and office fur-
niture will be offered. All sales will be
final. Goods must be paid for in cash by
11:30 and removed by 2:30. U.S.-citizen
employees of the Panama Canal
Commission will be admitted with an
identification card. For additional
information, call 85-4911.

Golf tournament
Sponsored by the Sony Corporation,
the Third Annual National Golf
Championship will be held March 16
through 19 at the Panama Golf Club.
The 72-hole championship has replaced
the discontinued Panama Open as the
country's most important golf event.
Approximately $10,000 in prizes will
be awarded to winners in various
categories. There will be two flights for
women and eight for men, including a
professional and an over-55 group.
Registration is open to golfers with
certified handicaps. Only the first 25
entries will be accepted in each flight.
Champions from four Central Amer-
ican countries will participate in the
competition. The Panamanian team to
compete against them will be selected in
a 36-hole event on March 12 and 13.
The event is open to male golfers with
handicaps of 10 or less and women with
18 or less.
Registration for both events should
be made at the Panama Golf Club. For
more information, call Jim DesLondes
52-2100.


Dermatitis: save your skin!


Anyone working in an industrial or
marine environment is a potential
candidate for dermatitis, an inflamma-
tion of the skin. Because of the numbers
of Panama Canal Commission em-
ployees working in these environments,
dermatitis is of particular concern here.
During fiscal year 1987, 10 employees
had to undergo professional medical
treatment for dermatitis, and many
others received first aid because of skin
problems. To prevent problems of this
nature, the Safety and Occupational
Health divisions recommend that em-
ployees and supervisors be aware of
conditions in their work areas that can
cause dermatitis, and take necessary
precautions to protect themselves and
their workers.
Ways to reduce the incidence of skin
irritation include designing work pro-
cesses to minimize skin contact and
using materials that do not irritate the
skin. The most common solution is to
wear protective clothing, such as gloves,
gauntlets, sleeves, aprons and boots.
These, along with goggles and barrier
creams, afford sufficient protection in
most cases.



Canai



Coulson praised

for hard work


i


Photo by Kevin Jenkins
William E. Dodd, chief of the Injury
Claims (FECA) Unit, looks over office
files with May Jane Coulson.


Barrier creams should be used only
when protective equipment is not
practical, for example, if the face cannot
be covered by a shield or if gloves
cannot be worn. They should be applied
to skin that is clean.
The following measures are also
recommended to prevent dermatitis:
Make sure there is good ventilation
when hazardous substances are used.
Follow instructions for handling
and transporting hazardous materials.
Keep work areas, bathrooms,
showers and lockers clean.
Wash your hands frequently with
soap and water, or, if that is not
possible, use a clean rag or towel to
clean your hands.
Shower after working with chemi-
cals, solvents, poisons or similar
substances.
Avoid using solvents or gasoline to
clean your skin.
Do not eat or drink in areas where
hazardous materials are used.
Change work clothes (including
underwear) every day.
Do not use clothing worn at work
at home.



people


By Nancy Othon
Starting out as a non-paid assistant in
the Injury Claims (FECA) Unit, May
Jane Coulson was selected to become
the secretary to Chief William Dodd in
a period of just two years. She has
worked there while simultaneously
taking classes at the Santa Maria la
Antigua University, from which she
plans to graduate as an executive
bilingual secretary in one year.
Throughout her time as a trainee,
Coulson admirably performed all the
duties of her present position and was
singled out for her efficiency and
willingness to work.
Her current work has also been
exceptional. Dodd rates her as the best
secretary he has ever worked with. "I've
never found one more efficient than
May," he says. "She would never have
gotten where she is if she hadn't
deserved it." He proudly points to her as
a modern example of the age-old
maxim that hard work pays off.
As for Coulson, the 18-year-old is
"very happy" about the recognition she
is receiving.


Follow the
leader

As a result of the
scheduling procedures
requiring yachts to
begin their Panama
Canal transits on
specified days, scenes
such as this one at
Gatun Locks have
become common. This
practice has proved to
be a safer procedure
than locking yachts
with bigger vessels.

Photo by Susan K. Stabler


Yacht transits made safer


Yachts are making safer transits
through the Panama Canal these days
as a result of new scheduling procedures
that also minimize delays to regularly
scheduled transiting vessels.
In the past, one or two yachts usually
shared lock chamber space with larger
vessels. This not only added several
minutes per chamber to the larger
vessels' transit times, it also exposed
yachts to risks from vessel backwash.
Under current procedures, all yachts
lock together, beginning their transits
on Tuesday and Thursdays. North-
bound yachts proceed as far as the
Gatun Lake anchorage, and south-
bound ones go as far as the anchorage
near the Gamboa moorings. In specially


scheduled lockages the following day,
the yachts lock down at opposite ends of
the Canal and continue on their way.
Large yachts that require qualified
pilots can transit on other days.
Exceptions might also be made for
yachts with sufficient speed to complete
an entire transit during the daylight
hours of a single day. In such a case, the
yacht is permitted to lock in the same
chamber as a regularly scheduled
oceangoing vessel.
Canal Port Captain Alvis E. Rainey
says these. procedures worked well
during the last yacht season. He adds
that although the system is sometimes
less convenient for yachts, "We are very
pleased from a safety standpoint."


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Friday, February 19, 1988


THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY


Grains biggest commodity



at Canal in fiscal year 1987


By request, the SPILLWAY will periodically publish statistics on Panama Canal
operations, continuing an established practice of the Panama Canal Review. The
figures in these tables are for fiscal year 1987.


Major trade routes




U.S. East Coast- Asia ........................................ .... ....... ....... .........
U.S. East Coast-South American West Coast.............................. ................
Europe-U.S. & Canadian West Coast ..... ................... .. .......................
Europe- South American W est Coast.................................................... .........
A round the w orld ...................................................................... ................. ..............
Canadian East Coast- Asia........... ............................................... ........
Europe--Asia .................................. ....... ....... .........................................
U.S. intercoastal (includes Alaska & Hawaii)........................... .............
Central American intercoastal ......................................... ............
U.S. & Canadian East Coast-Oceania ..............................................
South A m erican intercoastal ........................................ ..................... .....................
U.S. East Coast-Central American West Coast............................ ..........
All other routes .................... ............ ..........................
Total ....................... ...................--- ........... .........------....


Panama
Canal
net tons
(in
thousands)
77,471
16,780
14,231
10,601
5,929
4,594
4,496
4,020
3,985
3,983
3,461
3,288
33,567
186,406


Oceangoing commercial commodity groups

G rains ..... ...... ....... ................ ......- .......... .....- .. ............ .........
Petroleum & products........................................................................................
Nitrates, phosphates & potash... .............. ............................................................
O res & m etals.................................. ..............................................................................
Lum ber & products... ........ .... ...................................................................
C oal & co ke .............................................................. ...... ..................................
Manufactures of iron & steel...........................
Chem icals & petrochem icals ........ .. ...... ... ............................. ... ............
M miscellaneous m materials ......... ........................ ............. ............. ...........
Miscellaneous agricultural commodities .. ............. ...................................
Canned & refrigerated foods .:...... ...............................
M machinery & equipm ent............... ... .. .. ....................... ..........
All others ..................... ............................................... .... ......

Oceangoing commercial traffic by month


O ctober ........... ......................... ............................................
Novem ber................ ..........
Decem ber ....................................... ... .... .. .............. .........
D ecem ber.......-- ---.. ................................................. ...........................
January....... ..................... ............. ..........
February ...............................................
March ..................................... ... .....
A pril ................. ................... ........... .... .......
M ay .......................... .................... ................. .. ....
June .................. ............ ..........
July ................................. .............. ......
August ............ ...........................
Septem ber........................................
Total ...............................................


Transits
974
1,063
1,026
1,024
962
1,072
1,041
'1,034
1,000
1,020
1,040
974
12,230


Tolls
$27,018,718
29,443,943
28,668,718
27,180,307
25,653,899
26,894,455
27,349,267
27,778,988
26,742,301
26,411,019
28,511,509
26,719,590
$328,372,714


Commission completes east lane overhaul


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Rigging personnel lift a rising stem valve prior
to its installation in an east-side wall pit.


.. .









Maintenance Division personnel touch up the
paint on miter gate 116.


Ships continue moving through the west lane as overhaul projects
are tackled in the east lane.


Maintenance Division personnel break out the old concrete sill for miter gates
104 and 105.


A Surveys Branch crew establishes the alignmentfor the sillforms.


Electricians, seamen, workers, welders and carpenters install new conductor slot
hardware on the Miraflores east center wall.


Photos by

Armando De Gracia


Surveys Branch personnel install
tram supports.


Page 3


Percent
of total
cargo
21.8
17.4
8.1
6.1
5.9
5.3
4.7
3.9
3.4
3.3
2.8
2.0
15.3


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THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY


Friday, February 19, 1988


Dave E. White is congratulated
by Panama Canal Commission
Deputy Administrator Fernando
Manfredo Jr. and Administrator
D. P. McAuliffe as Ellen E. M.
Chandler, secretary of the
Group Insurance Board, looks
on. White received the Master
Key Award in recognition of his
S17 years' of work with the
-Insurance Board.

SPhoto by Arthur Pollack



February 29 birthdays leap at employees


Some people enjoy celebrating their
birthdays; others would rather not be
reminded of the fact that they're getting
along in years. The good thing about
birthday celebrations is that they can be
what we want them to be. And for a few
people, they can also be when they want
them to be.
Five Panama Canal Commission
employees have had to make this choice
because they were born on February 29.
Because this is a leap year, the
SPILLWAY interviewed them to find
out how they celebrate their birthdays.
One of them, Junior Williams who
works for the Locks Division, says that
his birthday is simply the last day of
February.
The same goes for Di6genes Aviles of


PCC seeks contracts
for two new projects

The Engineering and Construction
Bureau has announced two new
projects for contract work. Pertinent
documents may be obtained in Room
343 of the Administration Building in
Balboa Heights.
Protection for finger piers at the Tug
and Miter Gate Repair Facility will be
provided under project CC-88-22 at an
estimated cost range from $250,000 to
$500,000. Offers should be received by 1
p.m. March 7.
Project CC-88-49 is for remedial
excavation and access road improve-
ments at Gold Hill. The estimated price
range is from $250,000 to $500,000, and
offers should be received by 10 a.m.
February 29.


the Dredging Division. For Avil6s,
being born on February 29 has been no
problem whatsoever. Any day is good
to celebrate, as long as he can have a
party. This year he's even thinking
about including a pifiata, and why not?
"I feel very young," he says, "I'm only
8 years old."
CUsar Bustamante, also from the
Dredging Division, celebrates his birth-
day on the 28th because it's his sister's
birthday and sometimes they celebrate
together. But since he doesn't feel that
the 28th is his real birthday, he makes
sure to have a great big party every leap
year.
Mark Saunders, from the Systems
Division, does the same. Celebrating his
birthday every four years makes him
feel good. "I never get old," he says.
"When I retire in 10 years, I1l be only
.14."
However, not everyone born on
February 29 feels so positive about it.
Some, like Oscar Escobar of the
Engineering Division, never celebrate
their birthdays because it makes them
feel old. Escobar explains, "Every time
it's my birthday, four years fall on me all
together."

Take note
The operating schedule at the
Balboa Gym has been curtailed by
the Panama Canal Commission
Employee Fitness Branch. The new
hours, which will be in effect until
June, are from 4 to 9 p.m. on
Monday through Thursday and 8
a.m. to noon on Saturday.


Commission training course schedule announced
The Employee and Management Development Branch will offer the courses listed
below in March. All will meet in the Training Center, with the exception of
"Introduction to IBM Displaywrite 4," which will be held in the Microcomputer Lab
(719-D Balboa).
Nominations should be made through training program managers by the suspense
dates shown. One week before the starting date of each course, the branch will notify
program managers which nominees have been selected. Call 524163 for further
assistance. sus-


Course (and target audience) Dates
Labor Relations (supervisors).... ........... 3/1-3
Labor Relations Briefing on Employee Discipline
(experienced managers with basic labor relations
training) ........................... ..... 3/4
Records Management (office support staff) ...... 3/1-4
The Competent Comunicator (MAP participants) .. 3/7-11
Contract Claims (GSLS and ECCN contract
specialists, NM-9 and above)................ 3/7-11
Practical Statistical Sampling (auditors) ......... 3/7-11
Job Instruction Techniques (supervisors and leaders) 3/16-18
Communication Skills (all employees) ........... 3/21-24
Processing Personnel Actions (office support) .... 3/22
SuperCalc Graphics (primary users)............. 3/22-23
Management Brief: Getting Unbiased Information
(M AP participants) .......................... 3/24
Seminar on Changes to the Employee Health
Counseling and Assistance Program (foremen
and above) ......................... ..... 3/25
The Supervisor and the Planning Function (expe-
rienced supervisors) .......... ...... ..... 3/28-29
Planning for Retirement (all employees) ......... 3/28-30
Introduction to IBM Dispiaywrite 4 (primary
users) .............. ....... .. ....... . 3/28-31
The Supervisor and the Organizing Function (expe-
rienced supervisors) .................. ...... 3/30-31


Time
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


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8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
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1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m.-I :00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-I 1:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Safety Division to offer many classes this March

The Safety Division will offer the following courses in March at Building 719 (Apt.
B or C) in Balboa and Building 206 in Gatun. In addition, a class on confined spaces
will be offered from March 22 to 25 and a recertification of persons competent in
confined spaces on March 29, with suspense dates of March 15 and 22, respectively.
Both will be conducted in English from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Pacific side.
Since Spanish classes are in high demand, nominees fluent in both English and
Spanish should attend English classes. Nominations should be submitted through
training program managers by calling 52-7883. To arrange for a separate class for
your unit, call Bryant Teale at 52-7529.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)


Mar. I
Mar. 2
Mar. 8
Mar. 9
Mar. 15
Mar. 16

Date
Mar. 2
Mar. 3
Mar. 9
Mar. 10
Mar. 16
Mar. 17


Date
Mar. 3
Mar. 10


Hours
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.


Hours
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Hours
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Suspense
Feb. 23
Feb. 24
Mar. I
Mar. 2
Mar. 8
Mar. 9


Location Language
Pacific........................ ..................... English
Pacific .................................... .... Spanish
Atlantic........................ ....... English
Atlantic...................................... Spanish
Pacific ..... ................ ......... ....... English
Pacific.................................. ... Spanish


Defensive Driving II
Suspense Location
Feb. 23 Atlantic-............................................ .....
Feb. 24 Atlantic......................... .............
Mar. 2 Pacific ....... ..........................
Mar. 3 Pacific....................................... ...
Mar. 9 Pacific....................................................
Mar. 10 Pacific.........................................
First Aid
Suspense Location
Feb. 25 Pacific ......... .......... ................ ....
Mar. 10 Atlantic......... .......................


Language
English
Spanish
English
Spanish
English
Spanish


Language
English
English


Position Vacancy List
for Panama Canal Commission and other
U.S. government agency employees only


Base
Permanent positions salaries*
Accountant, NM-7 .............. $8.97/$11.66
Budget analyst, NM-7/12 . ....... $8.97/$20.69
Clerical assistant, NM-5 (Bilingual) (Personnel
knowledge required) . . . . . .. $5.42/$6.84
Clerical assistant. NM-6 (Bilingual) (Personnel
knowledge required) . . . . . .. $8.07/$10.50
Clerical assistant (Typing), NM-6 (Bilingual)
(Driver's license required) . . . . $8.07/$10.50
Clerk-stenographer, NM-4/5 (Shorthand, 80 words
per minute). ............ $4.98/$6.84
Clerk-typist, NM-3 (Part-time not to exceed 30
hours per week) . . . . . $4.55/$5.77
Electrician helper, MG-5 (Swimming ability and
shift work required) . . . . . $4.15/$4.43
Machinist helper, MG-5 (Swimming ability and
shift work required) . . . . .. .. $4.15/$4.43
Oiler, MG-6 (Swimming ability and shift work
required) . . . . . . . .. $4.31/$4.63
Painting worker, MG-7 (Swimming ability re-
quired) ................ $4.59/$4.90
Rigging worker, MG-8 (Swimming ability required) $5.46/$5:82
Supervisory hydrologist. NM-12 (Bilingual) (Swim-
ming ability and driver's license required) (Only
PCC employees considered) . . . .. $15.92/$20.69
Time and leave clerk, NM-3/4 (Knowledge of
typing and Spanish desirable) (Shift work
required) . . . . . . . $4.55/$6.30
Tools and parts attendant, MG-6 . . .. $4.31/$4.63
Towboat district manager, FE-17 (Swimming
ability, driver's license and license as master or
chief engineer issued by the PCC or equivalent) $20.73/$24.18
Welder helper, MG-5 (Swimming ability and shift
work required) . . . . . . . $4.15/$4.43
Temporary promotion
(Not to exceed 1 year)
Management analyst, NM-9/II (Bilingual)
(Driver's license required) ........ .$10.98/$17.26


Unit
Fin. Mgmt.
Fin. Mgmt


Locks P I

Locks P I

Admin. Svcs. P I

Exec. Planning P I

Comm. Svcs. P 2

Locks P 3

Locks P 4

Locks P 1

Locks A I
Dredging P 4


Engineering P 1


Locks A 1
Industrial A 1


Canal Svcs. P 1

Locks P I


Admin. Svcs. P


Applications must be submitted to the Employment and Placement Branch, Building 366,
Ancon, or Building 7998, Margarita, on Form 443, Application for Transfer, no later than seven
2/19 days from the date of this publication. Qualification standards may be reviewed at the Panama
2/19 Canal Commission Technical Resources Center. Further information may be obtained from the
2/22 Employment and Placement Branch, telephone 52-3583, 52-7996 or 46-7219.
The rates of pay reflect the minimum and maximum hourly base for the grades of positions
2/22 advertised. Employees selected will be placed in the appropriate step and wage base in accordance
2/22 with regulations.
2/29
3/ 7 The Panama Canal Commission is an equal opportunity employer.
3/ 7
3/ 7A


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D. P. MCAULIFFE FERNANDO MANFREDO Jr.
Administrator. Panama Canal Commission Deputy Administrator
ANEL E. BELIZ WILLIE K. FRIAR
3/14Director of Public Affairs Deputy Director of Public Affairs
3/14 FRANKLIN D. CASTRELLON JENNIFER JONES
Press Officer Editor
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3/14 the PANAMA CANAl. SPILLWAY as the source. News items should arrive in the Press Office by noon, Thursday, the week
prior to publication. Only urgent, official material will be accepted after the deadline. Subscriptions for 52 issues are $6 regular mail,
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Manfredo habla en graduacidn



33 cadetes se adiestran en Canal


Foto por Arthur Pollack
Orlando Allard, prdctico del Canal de
Panamd y coordinator del program
de adiestramiento y orientaci6n para
cadetes de la Escuela Ndutica de
Panam6, los felicita por su desempeino
en el program.


"La Comisi6n del Canal de Panama
se enorgullece de contribuir a la
formaci6n de estos ambiciosos y
responsables j6venes", dijo el Subadmi-
nistrador Fernando Manfredo Jr.,
durante la clausura del decimos6ptimo
program annual de orientaci6n y
adiestramiento del Canal para cadetes
de la Escuela Nautica de Panama.
El adiestramiento permiti6 a 33
estudiantes de primer afio observer de
cerca las operaciones canaleras. Man-
fredo indic6 a los cadetes que la
Comisi6n confia que el program les
aclare lo que es un professional de
marina mercante, el papel que tiene en
la economic maritima mundial y
especialmente, el profesionalismo nece-


sario para integrarse a una instituci6n
como el Canal de PanamA, tan
influyente en el transport mundial y la
economic de muchos paises.
Tambi6n presidieron en la ceremonia
del pasado viernes en la rotonda .del
Edificio de Administraci6n, el Director
de Marina Capt. G. T. Hull, el Jefe de
Adiestramiento Maritimo Capt. G. A.
Markham y el Capt. Jos6 Delgado,
representante de la, Escuela NAutica.
Delgado y el cadete Mario Chong
agradecieron a la Comisi6n la oportu-
nidad. "Espero que los que siguen
nuestros pasos reciban el mismo apoyo
que se nos ha brindado", dijo Chong.
Delgado afiadi6 que s6lo recibia
informes positives del program. "Los


Campania de reforestaci6n cubrira Corte


cadetes estan altamente motivados para
practicar la teoria que aprenden en las
aulas y por la cooperaci6n del personal
del Canal," dijo.
Este afio participaron 19 divisions
canaleras en el program, junto con
agencies navieras locales. El Capt.
Felicito Flores, de la Divisi6n de
Bomberos, asisti6 a la ceremonia para
entregar a los cadetes sendos certifi-
cados de participaci6n en ejercicios de
incendio simulado a bordo de naves.
Manfredo les present certificados por
su desempefio en otras areas del
adiestramiento, y, como recordatorio,
Hull les entreg6 gorras de la Direcci6n
de Marina.
Durante la ceremonia, el practice del
Canal Capt. Orlando Allard destac6 los
murales de la rotonda, recordando el
esfuerzo de hombres y mujeres que
construyeron el Canal. Indic6 que el
program tiene 6xito afio tras afio
gracias a esfuerzos similares- de los
participants, y que muchos de ellos han
regresado como empleados para inte-
grar el "engranaje human que mueve al
Canal de Panama".


El Cerro de Oro y dos areas adicio-
nales en el Corte Gaillard pronto
estaran cubiertos con plantones como
parte de un contrato de reforestaci6n
por $276,000, adjudicado a fines del
mes pasado. La compafiia panameiia
Servicios de Forestaci6n, S.A. sem-
brara unos 53,000 plantones de las


species Gmelina
mangium en un
area de 3.7 millo-
nes de pies cua-
drados.
Luego de un
deslizamiento ocu-
rrido en el Cerro
de.Oro en octu-
bre de 1986, ex-
tensas areas ale-
dafias han sido
excavadas en un
esfuerzo por limp


arborea y Acacia


bi6n puede causar deslizamientos.
Como product de una sugerencia
de un empleado, despeg6 un proyecto
piloto en mayo de 1987 en el que el
Ramo de Mantenimiento de Predios
sembr6 con 6xito 4,000 plantones en el
Cerro de Oro.
El proyecto de reforestaci6n ha de


crear una cubierta


"t El proyecto de
reforeslacion ha de
crear una cubierta
forestal que protegeri
el suelo de la erosion.


el derrumbe y


prevenir hechos similares en el future.
En otras dos areas-las Bordadas
Cunette y Empire-la vegetaci6n fue
cortada y los monticulos reformados
para mejorar el drenaje, minimizar la
presi6n sobre las riberas del Canal y
reducir las posibilidades de otro
derrumbe. Los trabajos han dejado
parcelas peladas y polvorientas
expuestas a la erosi6n, lo que tam-


Arboles j6venes y


forestal que prote-
gerA el suelo de la
erosi6n. Los arboles
tambi6n inhibirAn
la invasion de male-
zas, facilitando el
acceso al Area para
agrimensores, in-
genieros y trabaja-
dores de manteni-
miento del Canal.
Servicios de Fo-
restaci6n proveera
saludables; marcara


el terreno de siembra; sembrara;
regard; eliminara la maleza y contro-
lara los insects sobre los arbolitos
hasta que cada uno est6 bien es-
tablecido.
MAs adelante, otras parcelas en el
Corte Gaillard tambi6n seran refores-
tadas como parte del esfuerzo de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama por
prevenir los deslizamientos.


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Foto por Susan K. Stabler
"Britannia", el yate de lafamilia real britdnica, transit por el Canal dePanamd en
parte del viaje que lo llevard hasta Australia alas celebraciones del bicentenario
de ese pals.


Empleados aprenden m6todos de rescate


En la Divisi6n de Electricidad, las
normas de seguridad se cumplen
minuciosamente. El equipo y las lines
se desconectan antes de trabajar con
ellos y se hacen pruebas atmosf6ricas
antes de permitir al personal bajar a los
pozos de inspecci6n. Ain asi, los
accidents pueden suceder.
'Ya que el personal de la division
require trabajar sobre torres y dentro
de pozos, es important que los
compafieros sepan y puedan rescatarlos
en .caso de accident. Por esto, la
Division de Electricidad solicit al
Personal de Desarrollo de Resursos
Humanos contratar un curso en
t6cnicas de rescate en torres y pozos.
El curso de cinco dias, incluyendo
uno de teoria y cuatro de prActica en el
campo, fue ofrecido la semana pasada
por Qualtec de la Compafiia de Fuerza
y Luz de Florida. Los instructors Al
Arias y Gary Bruscia entrenaron a dos
grupos de electricistas de alto voltaje del
Ramo de Electricidad de Exteriores, y a
un empleado de la Divisi6n de
Seguridad, a dos de las Esclusas y a dos
de la Divisi6n de Bomberos.
Durante los primeros tres dias de
adiestramiento, el grupo aprendi6
t6cnicas de rescate en torre y poste,
incluyendo primeros auxilios basicos
sobre la misma torre, bajando a la
victim con el equipo disponible y


continuando los primeros auxilios en el
suelo. El rescate en pozo fue el tema de
los dos iltimos dias, e incluy6 primeros
auxilios dentro del pozo, sacando a la
victim con un, tripode y continuando
los primeros auxilios en la superficie.
Personal capacitado de la division
impartira el important adiestramiento
a otros electricistas de alto. voltaje,
manteniendo al dia las t6cnicas de
rescate apropiadas en caso de una
emergencia que todos esperamos nunca
ocurra.








.!







Foto por Kevin Jenkins
Estudiantes del curso de rescate bajan
a una victim simulada de una torre de
alto voltaje durante un ejercicio.


El Canal por dentro
Las siguientes estadisticas indican las operaciones del Canal y su uso
durante el pasado mes de enero:
Trinsitos diaries promedio de alto calado-33.8
Naves acumuladas listas para transitar-36.3
Tiempo promedio en aguas del Canal-34 horas
(incluso el tiempo de trAnsito)
Naves con manga de mas de 80 pies-48.3 por ciento
.Naves con manga de mas de 100 pies-22.7 por ciento
El I de marzo se espera la liegada de una nueva barcaza de agua
potable que apoyara las operaciones de la Divisi6n de Dragado. La
barcaza se adquiri6 a un costo de $307,900, de la compafiia Nashville
Bridge de Tennessee, Estados Unidos.
Continfia el reacondicionamiento de compuertas en las Esclusas de
Miraflores con trabajo de camara seca en la via occidental programado
hasta el 24 de febrero. Las tareas en esta fase son similares a las
realizadas en la via oriental el mes pasado. Para ver fotos de diferentes
trabajos en la via oriental, pase a. la pagina 3.


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SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA


Viernes 19 de febrero de 1988


Charla sobre billar
El Ramo para el Acondicionamiento
Fisico del Empleado ofrecera una
charla sobre el billar para empleados de
la Comisi6n del Canal y sus depen-
dientes, en el Centro Juvenil de Balboa,
el jueves 25 de febrero. Inscribase
llamando al 52-1212 o al 52-5852.
Tenis masculine
El Ramo para el Acondicionamiento
Fisico del Empleado auspiciarA un
torneo de tenis masculine intermedio
sencillo y double, el 27 de febrero en las
canchas de Diablo. El torneo de doubles
es abierto, pero el de sencillos es s6lo
para empleados de la Comisi6n del
Canal de Panama y sus dependientes.
Para inscribirse, Ilame al gimnasio de
Diablo al 52-6827 de 1:30 a 8:30 p.m., de
lunes a viernes.
Torneo de pesca
Roy Rinehart
El decimotercer torneo annual de
pesca Roy Rinehart, patrocinado por el
Club Tarpon del Canal de Panama,
comenzarA a medianoche el martes,
I de marzo, y concluird a medianoche
el jueves, 30 de junio. Se premiari a
hombres, mujeres y menores de 16 afios
por sus captures de peces en aguas del
Atlantico.
Los participants deben inscribirse en
el Club Tarpon del Canal de Panama,
tel6fono 43-5316. Para mayor informa-
ci6n, lame a Sid Coffin al 43-5367 o a
Robert Lawrence al 43-5458.

Lectura para niiios
Jim Trelease, autor estadounidense
del 6xito de libreria "The Read-Aloud
Handbook", hablara sobre la lectura en
voz alta como m6todo de motivaci6n
para que los nifios disfruten los libros, a
las 7 p.m. en las escuelas primaries de
Fuerte Gulick (febrero 23) y Howard
(febrero 24), y en el auditorio de la
escuela secundaria de Balboa (febre-
ro 25).
Trelease, escritor premiado de un
diario, ha dado charlas a las principles
asociacioies de lectura y biblioteca y
grupos de padres de familiar de los
Estados Unidos. Ilustra t6cnicas de la
lectura en voz alta y explica su
importancia de la cuna a la adolescen-
cia. Para mayor informaci6n, Ilame a
Patricia Matthews al 86-3959.


Voleibol
El Ramo para el Acondicionamiento
Fisico del Empleado invita al pflblico a
jugar voleibol informal los sabados a la
I p.m. en el gimnasio de Diablo. Para
mayor informaci6n, Ilame al 52-6827,
de 1:30 a 8:30 p.m. de lunes a viernes.

Iglesia agradece ayuda
El Reverendo Waldaba H. Stewart y
los miembros de la Iglesia del Evangelio
Unido agradecen a los que contri-
buyeron al Comedor Salem y re-
conocen a los miembros del comit6 que
continian atendiendolo. La iglesia
tambi6n agradece al SPILLWAY y a
otros medios locales por brindar apoyo
publicitario durante las campafias de
recaudaci6n de fondos del Dia de
Acci6n de Gracias y Navidad.

Venta de muebles
La Oficina de Reutilizaci6n y
Mercadeo de la Defensa tendri una
venta de muebles dom6sticos y de
oficina hoy, de 8 a 11:30 a.m. en el
Edificio 745, Corozal. La mercancia
debe pagarse en efectivo y retirarse a las
2:30 a mis tardar. Podran ser admitidos
los empleados estadounidenses de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama con su
carnm de identificaci6n. Para mayor
informaci6n, Ilame al 85-4911.


Torneo de golf
Auspiciado por la Sony Corporation,
el tercer Campeonato Anual de Golf
Nacional se efectuara del 16 al 19 de
marzo en el Club de Golf de Panama.
Con la descontinuaci6n del Abierto de
Panama, este campeonato de 72 hoyos
es el event de golf mas important del
pais.
Se otorgaran aproximadamente
$10,000 en premios a los ganadores en
dos categories femeninas y ocho
masculinas, incluyendo una professional
y una para mayores de 55 afios. La
inscripci6n esta abierta a golfistas con
handicaps certificados y s6lo se acep-
taran las primeras 25 inscripciones en
cada categoria.
Tambi6n participaran campeones de
cuatro paises centroamericanos. El
equipo panamefio que competira con-
tra ellos se seleccionarA en un event de
36 hoyos el 12 y 13 de marzo, abierto a
golfistas masculinos con handicaps de
10 o menos y a golfistas femeninas con
18 o menos.
Inscripciones para ambos events
deben hacerse en el Club de Golf de
Panama. Para mayor informaci6n,
llame a Jim DesLondes al tel6fono 52-
2100.


iDermatitis: salvese la piel!


Cualquiera que trabaja en un
ambiente industrial o marino se
convierte en victim potential de la
dermatitis, una inflamaci6n de la piel.
Debido al n6mero de empleados de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama que
labor en este ambiente, la dermatitis
concierne particularmente aqui.
Durante el afio fiscal 1987, 10
empleados recibieron tratamiento me-
dico professional, y muchos otros
recibieron primeros auxilios por proble-
mas de la piel. Para prevenir problems
de esta naturaleza, las Divisiones de
Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional reco-
miendan que los empleados y super-
visores est6n alertas a las condiciones
del area de trabajo que puedan causar
dermatitis y tomen las medidas nece-
sarias para protegerse.
M6todos para reducir la incidencia de
casos de irritaci6n de la piel incluyen
disefiar un process de trabajo que
reduzca el contact fisico y utilizar
materials que no irriten la piel. La
soluci6n mas com6n es usar ropa
protectora como guantes, manoplas,
mangas, delantales y botas. Estos,
acompafiados de anteojos y cremas
protectoras, brindan suficiente protec-
ci6n en la mayoria de los casos.


Empleado.



Coulson sobresale

por su buena labor


Las cremas protectoras deben usarse
s6lo cuando el equipo protector no
result practice; por ejemplo, si la car
no puede cubrirse o si no se puede usar
guantes. Estas cremas deben aplicarse a
piel limpia.
Se recomienda tomar las siguientes
medidas para prevenir la dermatitis:
Asegirese de tener buena ventila-
ci6n cuando se usan sustancias peli-
grosas.
Siga las instrucciones de mani-
pulaci6n y transport de materials
peligrosos.
Mantenga limpias las areas de
trabajo, bafios, duchas y armarios.
Lavese las manos frecuentemente
con agua yjab6n, o, si eso no es possible,
use un trapo limpio o toalla para
limpidrselas.
Dfchese despu6s de trabajar con
quimicos, solventes, venenos o sustan-
cias similares.
Evite el uso de solventes o gasoline
para limpiarse la piel.
No coma ni beba en las areas
donde se usan materials peligrosos.
CAmbiese la ropa de trabajo
(incluyendo la ropa interior) todos los
dias.
Una vez en casa, no se ponga ropa
de trabajo usada.


S


Foto por Kevin Jenkins
William E. Dodd, jefe del Ramo de
Reclamos por Lesiones (FECA), revisa
archives de la oficina con May Jane
Coulson.


del Canal


Por Nancy Othon
Iniciandose como asistente sin salario
en la Unidad de Reclamos por
Accidente (FECA), en s6lo dos afios
May Jane Coulson se ha convertido en
la secretaria del jefe William Dodd. Ha
trabajado en la unidad y estudiado
simultineamente en la Universidad
Santa Maria la Antigua, de donde
program graduarse en un afio como
secretaria ejecutiva bilingiie.
A trav6s de su empleo en adiestra-
miento, Coulson desempefi6 las tareas
de su actual posici6n admirablemente,
reconoci6ndosele su eficiencia y afan de
trabajar.
Su actual trabajo tambi6n ha sido
exceptional. Dodd la califica como la
mejor secretaria con quien ha
trabajado. "Nunca he encontrado una
mis eficiente que May", dice. "Ella no
hubiera llegado a donde esta si no lo
mereciese". Orgullosamente la sefiala
como un ejemplo modemo del viejo
adagio que dice que el trabajo duro vale
la pena.
Coulson, de 18 afios, simplemente
dice que se siente "muy feliz" por el
reconocimiento que esta recibiendo.


iTodos juntos ya!

Como resultado de
procedimientos de
itinerario que
requieren a los yates
iniciar sus trdnsitos
del Canal de Panamd
en dias especificos,
escenas como. sta en
las Esclusas de Gatun
son comunes. Este
metodo ha resultado
mds seguro que
programar el esclusaje
de yates junto con
naves mds grandes.

Foto por Susan K. Stabler


Yates transitan mas seguros


Como resultado de nuevos procedi-
mientos de programaci6n, hoy dia los
yates transitan por el Canal de Panama
en forma mis segura y causando menos
demoras a las naves regularmente
programadas.
Anteriormente, uno o dos yates
compartian la cAmara de las esclusas
con naves mas grandes. Este procedi-
miento no s6lo demoraba various
minutes el transito, sino que tambi6n
exponia a los yates a la resaca del
remolino causado por la helice de la
nave.
Con los actuales procedimientos, los
yates hacen esclusajes colectivos los
martes y jueves. Los que navegan
rumbo al norte siguen hasta el
fondeadero del Lago Gatuin, y los que


van rumbo al sur llegan hasta el
amarradero de Gamboa. El dia siguien-
te, los yates completan su transito con
esclusajes descendientes en ambos
extremes del Canal.
Los yates grandes que requieren
practices pueden transitar otros dias.
Tambi6n se pueden hacer excepciones
con yates de suficiente velocidad para
completar el trAnsito en un dia. En estos
casos, al yate se le permit transitar,
haciendo esclusaje con una nave de alto
calado programada regularmente.
El CapitAn del Puerto Alvis E.
Rainey dice que estos procedimientos
funcionaron bien la l6tima temporada
de yates. Ademas sefiala que aunque el
sistema es un poco menos convenient
para yates, "estamos muy satisfechos en
lo referente a su seguridad".


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Viernes 19 de febrero de 1988


SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA


Predomin6 comercio de granos



por el Canal en afio fiscal 1987


A petici6n popular, el SPILLWAY publicard estadisticas relacionadas con las
operaciones del Canal, reanudando la prActicaestablecidaporel Review del Canalde
Panamd. Estas cifras correspondent al afio fiscal 1987.


Rutas comerciales mis importantes


Costa Este de EE.UU.--Asia....... ..................................
Costa Este de EE.UU.-Costa Oeste de Sur America.............................................
Europa-Costa Oeste de EE.UU. y Canadi...............................
Europa- Costa Oeste de Sur America.............................................................. ..........
Circunnavegaci6n ................................... ......
Costa Este de Canad-Asia ...............................................
Europa- Asia................ .......... ................................. .. ....... ..... ... .. ....
Entre costas de EE.UU. (incluye Alaska y Hawaii).................... .......... ......
Entre costas de Centro Amrica ................. .. ............................
Costa Este de EE.UU. y Canad-Oceania .......................... ............... ....
Entre costas de Sur A merica ...................... .......... ....... ..........
Costa Este de EE.UU.-Costa Oeste de Centro America..... ......... .........
Otras rutas ..................................... .... .. .....................
T otal .............. .................... ..............................


Toneladas
netas
del Canal
de Panami
(en miles)
77,471
16,780
14.231
10.601
5,929
4.594
4.496
4,020
3.985
3,983
3,461
3.288
33.567
186.406


Movimiento segfin products principles


Porcentaje
de carga
total


G rano s................................................................:. ..............................................................
Petr6leo y derivados .................................. ............................
N itratos, fo sfato s y potasa ............................................................
Minerales y metales..........................------.............................
Madera y derivados.................... ...................... ..................-- -
C arb6n y coque ............... ............ .....-- ............................
M anufacturas de hierro y acero .......................................... ..............--
Quimicos y petroquimicos ....................................... ...........--- ----
M ateriales m iscelaneos ..........................--------- ...........--- ...........- ..
Products agricolas m iscel neos....... .............................................. ...........
Alimentos enlatados y refrigerados.........................- ........ ......................
M aquinaria y equipo................................... ............... .................................
O tro s .................................... .. ...........--.-..--- -- - --
Trafico commercial de alto calado por mes


O ctubre .......................... .... ..................
D iciem bre ........................ ..............
Enero r... ............. ..... ......... .... ....
Enero.................----------- --.. - . .- -------------.-- ----- .
Febrero ................ ................... ... ..... .........
M arzo .................... .. ..... ............. ...... ... ...........
A bril ............. ............ .......... ................................... .........
M ayo ........................ ......................... .............................
Junio ......................................................... ........ ..
Julio...................... ................ .... .......................... . ..
A gosto........................ ..... ............. .......... .... ....
Septiem bre ..... ....... ..................... .......
T otal...................... ...................................................


Transitos
974
1,063
1,026
1,024
962
1,072
1,041
1.034
1.000
1,020
1,040
974


Ieajes
$27.018.718
29,443,943
28.668.718
27,180,307
25,653,899
26,894,455
27,349,267
27,778,988
26,742.301
26,411,019
28,511,509
26.719,590


12,230 $328,372,714


Con 6xito finalizan trabajos en via oriental


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P IW 1 6.

1A'-6 Z F-0 ~ .'- a


Personal de aparejos eleva una vdlvula de
vdstago ascendente para instalarla nueva-
mente en su lugar en la pared oriental.


Personal de Mantenimiento retoca la pintura de
la compuerta 116, una labor de rutina que se
efectua en cada reacondicionamiento.



-u-


Naves transitanpor la via occidental mientras avanzan los trabajos
de reacondicionamiento en la via oriental.


I -



Personal de la Divisi6n de Mantenimiento taladra la vieja batiente de concrete
para las compuertas 104 y 105.


Un equipo de agrimensura determine el alineamiento de la batiente.


Fotos por

Armando De Gracia


Electricistas, marines, obreros, soldadores y carpinteros instalan nuevos rieles de
ranura en el muro central de las esclusas de Miraflores.


Personal del Ramo de Agrimensura
coloca los soportes de los tubos de
alineamiento de las compuertas.


Pagina 3













Pagina 4


SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA


Viernes 19 de febrero de 1988


29 de febrero fecha
Algunas personas gozan celebrando
sus cumpleafios; otras prefieren no
acordarse de que los afios siguen
pasando. Lo bueno de los cumpleafios
es que pueden convertirse en lo que uno
quiere que sean. Pero para unos pocos,
el cumpleafios puede ser cuando ellos
quieran.
Cinco empleados de la Comisi6n del
Canal de Panama han tenido que tomar
esta decision porque nacieron un 29 de
febrero. Ya que 1988 es un afio bisiesto,
el SPILLWAY los entrevist6 para
revelar c6mo ellos celebran sus cumple-
afios.
Uno de ellos, Junior Williams,
empleado de la Divisi6n de Esclusas,
dice que su cumpleafios es simplemente
el iltimo dia de febrero.


Dos nuevos proyectos
abren a contrataci6n
La Division de Ingenieria de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama abrirA
dos nuevos proyectos a contrataci6n.
Los documents pertinentes pueden
obtenerse en la Oficina 343 del Edificio
de Administraci6n en Balboa.
La protecci6n de varies muelles del
Taller de Reparaciones de Remolca-
dores y Compuertas se efectuard bajo el
proyecto CC-88-22 a un costo estimado
entire $250,000 y $500,000. Las ofertas se
aceptar-n a mas tardar ala I p.m. el 7 de
marzo.
El proyecto CC-8849 es para
excavaci6n correctiva.y mejoras.en los
caminos de acceso en Cerro de Oro. El
costo oscila entire $250,000 y $500,000, y
las ofertas se aceptarin a mas tardar a
las 10 a.m. el 29 de febrero.


Dave E. White es felicitado por
el Subadministrador de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panamd
Fernando Manfredo Jr., y el
Administrador D. P. McAuliffe,
mientras observe Ellen E. M.
Chandler, secretaria de la Junta
de Seguro Colectivo. White
S recibi6 la Llave Maestra del
Canal como reconocimiento de
17 ahos de trabajo con la Junta
de Seguros.

L Foto por Arthur Pollack


especial para algunos
Lo mismo aplica a Di6genes Avil6s
de la Divisi6n de Dragado. Para Aviles,
haber nacido el 29 de febrero no es
problema, en lo absolute. Cualquier dia
es bueno para celebrar, siempre y
cuando 61 pueda hacer una fiesta. Este
afio piensa hasta incluir una pifiata, y
por qu6 no? "Me siento muy joven",
dice,"s6lo tengo 8 afios".
CUsar Bustamante, tambi6n de la
Division de Dragado, festeja su cum-
pleafios el 28 porque es el cumpleafios
de su hermana, y a veces lo celebran
juntos. Pero 61 no siente que el 28 es
realmente su dia y se asegura de celebrar
en grande cada afio bisiesto.
Mark Saunders, de la Divisi6n de
Sistemas, hace lo mismo. Celebrar su
cumpleafios cada cuatro afios lo hace
sentir bien. "Nunca envejezco", dice.
"Cuando me jubile en 10 aflos, tendr6
s6lo 14".
Sin embargo, no todos los nacidos el
29 de febrero se sienten tan optimistas.
Algunos, como Oscar Escobar de la
Division de Ingenieria, nunca celebran
sus cumpleafios porque les hace sentir
viejos. Escobar explica, "Cada vez que
estoy de cumpleafios, cuatro afios me
caen a la vez".


iOjo!

El Ramo para el Acondiciona-
miento Fisico del Empleado de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama ha
limitado el horario de operaciones
del gimnasio de Balboa de 4 a 9 p.m.,
de lunes a jueves,'y de 8 a.m. a 12
mediodia, los sibados. El horario
estara vigente hasta junior.


Comisi6n program cursos de adiestramiento

El Ramo de Capacitaci6n de Empleados y Desarrollo del Personal Administrativo
brindard los siguientes cursos en marzo. Salvo el curso "Introducci6n al
Displaywrite 4 de IBM", a dictarse en el Laboratorio de Microcomputadoras (719-D,
Balboa), todos los cursos seran en el Centro de Adiestramiento.
Las postulaciones deben someterse a trav6s de los supervisors de programs de
adiestramiento a mis tardar la fecha tope indicada. Una semana antes del curso, se le
avisari a los supervisors de los candidates seleccionados. Para mayor informaci6n,
llame al 52-4163.


Curso (y public deseado) Fecha
Relaciones laborales supervisorse) ................ 3/1-3
Orientaci6n de relaciones laborales sobre discipline
del empleado (gerentes veterans con adiestra-
miento bAsico en relaciones laborales) ........... 3/4
Administraci6n de archives (personal de oficina) .. 3/1-4
El comunicador competent participantss en MAP).. 3/7-1 1
Reclamos de contrato (especialistas en contratds de
GSLS y ECCN, NM-9 y superior) ............ 3/7-11
Muestrario de estadisticas prActicas (contadores)..... 3/7-11
T6cnicas de instrucci6n de trabajo supervisorss y
lideres) ................................... 3/16-18
Habilidades de comunicaci6n (todos los empleados).. 3/21-24
Procesando acciones de personal (personal de oficina) 3/22
Graficas del SuperCalc (usuarios primarios)....... 3/22-23
Orientaci6n gerencial: Imparcializando la informa-
ci6n participantss en MAP) .................. 3/24
Seminario sobre los cambios en programs de ase-
soria y asistencia de salud para empleados (capa-
taces y superiores) ........................... 3/25
El supervisor y la funci6n de planificaci6n (super-
visores veterans) ........................... 3/28-29
Planificando la jubilaci6n (todos los empleados) ... 3/28-30
Introducci6n al IBM Displaywrite 4 (usuarios pri-
maries) .................................... 3/28-31
El supervisor y sus funciones de organizer (super-
visores veterans) ........................... 3/30-31


Hora
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
'8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m.-I 1:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-I 1:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Se dictardn various cursos de seguridad en marzo

A continuaci6n se detallan los cursos que ofreceri la Divisi6n de Seguridad en
marzo en el Edificio 719 (Salones B o C) en Balboa, y en el Edificio 206 en Gat(in.
Ademis, del 22 al 25 de marzo se ofreceri un curso sobre espacios reducidos, y el 29
de marzo una re-certificaci6n de destreza sobre el mismo tema. Las fechas tope de
inscripci6n son el 15 y el 22 de marzo, respectivamente. Ambas classes se darin en
ingles de 8 a.m. a 4 p.m. en el sector Pacifico.
En vista de la demand de cursos en espaiol, se pide a los empleados bilingiies que
se inscriban en los cursos en ingl6s. Los supervisors de programs de adiestramiento
deben someter las postulaciones llamando al 52-7883. Para solicitar una clase
individual para su unidad, Ilame a Bryant Teale al 52-7529.

Resucitaci6n Cardiopulmonar (CPR)


Fecha
I Mar.
2 Mar.
8 Mar.
9 Mar.
15 Mar.
16 Mar.



Fecha
2 Mar.
3 Mar.
9 Mar.
10 Mar.
16 Mar.
17 Mar.


Fecha
3 Mar.
10 Mar.


Hora
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.


Hora
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Hora
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Fecha
Tope
23 Feb.
24 Feb.
1 Mar.
2 Mar.
8 Mar.
9 Mar.


Ubicacl6n
Pacifico...................... ..............
Pacifico.............................................
Atlantico................ ...... ......
Atlantico...............................................
Pacifico..........................................
Pacifico.........................


Manejo a la Defensiva II


Fecha
Tope
23 Feb.
24 Feb.
2 Mar.
3 Mar.
9 Mar.
10 Mar.


Ubicaci6n
Atlantico......... .........................
Atlantico.............................
Pacifico..................................... ......
Pacifico............................ .....
Pacifico...................... ............
Pacifico............... ...... .......


Idioma
Ingles
Espafiol
Ingles
Espafiol
Ingles
Espafiol


Idioma
Ingles
Espafiol
Ingl6s
Espafiol
Inglis
Espailol


Primeros Auxilios


Fecha
Tope
25 Feb.
10 Mar.


Ublcaci6n
Pacifico.............................................
Atlantico......... .................. .....


Idioma
Ingles
Ingl6s


Lista de Vacantes
Para empleados de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panama y otras
agencies del gobierno de los Estados Unidos


Puestos permanentes Salarlo-
Contador(a), NM-7 .. . . . . . $8.97/$11.66
Analista de presupuestos, NM-7/12. . .. $8.97/$20.69
Oficinista asistente, NM-5 (Bilingtie) (Debe tener
conocimiento de personal) . . . .. $5.42/$6.84
Oficinista asistente, NM-6 (BilingUe) (Debe tener
conocimiento de personal) . . . . $8.07/$10.50
Oficinista asistente (Mecanografia), NM-6
(Bilingie) (Debe tener licencia de conducir) . $8.07/$10.50
Oficinista-esten6grafo(a), NM-4/5 (Estenografia,
80 palabras por minute) . . . . $4.98/$6.84
Oficinista-mecan6grafo(a), NM-3 (Tiempo parcial,
maximo de 30 horas semanales) ...... $4.55/$5.77
Ayudante de electricista, MG-5 (Debe saber nadar
y trabajar turnos) . . . . . .. $4.15/$4.43
Ayudante de mecanico tornero, MG-5 (Debe saber
nadar y trabajar turnos) . . . . $4.15/$4.43
Aceitero, MG-6 (Debe saber nadar y trabajar
turnos) ............... $4.31/$4.63
Trabajador en pintura, MG-7 (Debe saber nadar) 54.59/$4.90
Obrero aparejador, MG-8 (Debe saber nadar) . $5.46/$5.82
Hidrblogo supervisor, NM-12- (Bilingiie) (Debe
saber nadar y tener licencia de conducir) (S61o se
considerarA a empleados de la Comisi6n del
Canal de PanamA) .... ...... .$15.92/$20.69
Oficinista de registros de tiempo, NM-3/4 (Conoci-
miento de mecanografia y espafiol deseable)
(Debe trabajar turnos) . . . . . $4.55/$6.30
Custodio de herramientas y repuestos, MG-6 . $4.31/$4.63
Administrador de remolcadores del distrito, FE-17
(Debe saber nadar, tener licencia de conductor y
de Capitan o Jefe de mAquinas expedida por la
CCP o equivalent) .. . . . . $20.73/$24.18
Ayudante de soldador, MG-5 (Debe saber nadar y
trabajar turnos) . . . . . . $4.15/$4.43
Puesto temporal
(MAximo de 1 afto)


Direcci6n
Unidad
Adm. Fin.
Adm. Fin.

Esclusas

Esclusas

Serv. Admin.

PI. Ejec.

Serv. Com.

Esclusas

Esclusas

Esclusas
Esclusas
Dragado


Ingenieria P


Esclusas A 1
Industrial A 1



Serv. Canal P I

Esclusas P 1


Fecha
tope Analista de administraci6n, NM-9/II (Bilingile)
2/19 (Debe tener licencia de conducir) . . ... $10.98/$17.26 Serv. Admin. P 1
S Las solicitudes se recibirAn en el Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones ubicado en el Edificio 366, en
Anc6n, o en el Edificio 7998, en Margarita, en el Formulario 443, Solicitud de Traslado, y deberd
2/ 19 ser recibida en el Ramo dentro de los pr6ximos siete dias calendarios posteriores a la fecha de esta
/ 19 publicaci6n. Los requisitos de los puestos pueden verificarse en el Centro de Recursos T6cnicos de
2/ la Comisi6n del Canal de Panami. Para mayor informaci6n lame al Ramo de Empleo y
2/22 Colocaciones, a los tel6fonos 52-3583, 52-7996 6 46-7219.
Los salaries devengados reflejan las tarifas minimas y mAximas por hora para los grades de las
2/22 posiciones anunciadas. Los empleados que sean escogidos seran colocados en el escal6n y salario
2/22 correspondientes de acuerdo con los reglamentos.
La Comisi6n del Canal de Panama as un empleador que so ajusta a la Lay sobre Igualdad de Oportunidades.
2/29
3/ 7

3/ 7
/7 Spillway
DEL CANAL DE PANAMA
3/II D. P. MCAULIFFE FERNANDO MANFREDO Jr.
Administrador de la Comisi6n del Canal Subadministrador


ANEL E. BELIZ
Director de Relaciones Ptblicas


WILLIE K. FRIAR
Subdirectora de Relaciones Publicas


FRANKLIN D. CASTRELLON JENNIFER JONES
Official de Prensa Directora
El SPILLWAY es una publicaci6n olicial del Canal de PanamA. Los artlculos que en ella aparecen pueden scr reproducidos sin
pedir autorizaci6n, tnicamente acreditando al SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA como la fuente. Toda colaboraci6n
debe estar en la Oficina de Prensa antes del mediodia deljueves anterior a su publicaci6n. Despu6s de esa fecha s61o se aceptarAn
noticias oficiales de urgencia. Las subscripciones de 52 ejemplares cuestan $6 por correo ordinario, $4 por correo ordinario para
estudiantes y $19 por correo atreo. Envie cheque o giro postal a favorde la Comisi6n del Canal de Panamaidirigido ala Oficina de
Informaci6n y Relaciones Publicas, APO Miami 34011-5000.




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