US Army LSV 3 entering Gatun Locks Panama Canal: A compressed video sailing east to west through Panama Canal, entering first set of locks from the Caribbean Sea. Military vessels transit at night, so we entered just prior to sunset and exited the canal and into the Pacific Ocean the following morning. As LSV 3 Master, I was on the bridge for the full 8+ hour transit. Lots of coffee and ongoing conversation with the two Panama Canal Pilots.