ITF keeping port and vessel under observation


Long BeachThe ITF is keeping the vessel Long Beach under observation after it reportedly loaded at the Mitsui-UGC terminal at the port of Vancouver, Washington State, USA, where unionised dock workers are currently locked out.

The ITF is keeping the port under close watch. Following the Long Beach incident it will be contacting the vessel’s owners and crew and explaining the situation at the port and what action seafarers are expected to take and not to take in these circumstances – in line with the solidarity clause in their collective bargaining agreement. The vessel’s next stop is Nagoya in Japan, where it is expected to arrive on March 23.