SILHOUETTED against the controls on HMS Protector’s bridge, the ship’s officer on watch guides her through the Panama Canal.
The Royal Navy’s Portsmouth-based icebreaker has made a night-time journey through the canal, taking seven hours and 38 minutes to make the 48 mile passage.
Sub Lieutenant David Campbell was on the bridge for the transit.
He said: ‘As my first time going through the Panama Canal it was amazing to see a fantastic piece of engineering while cutting through the heart of the jungle.
‘It was a tiring night’s work but I can tick it off my experiences to-do list.’