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Old 05-23-2006
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First thing I would do is keep a listen on VHF 16 and 13, as those two channels should give you a fair bit of warning on ships transiting.

How unfavorable is the currrent? Would it prolong your transit of the canal much? Do you have good running lights and a decent spotlight?

I believe the proper spelling is Securité as it is from the French.
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