Twinluck SW likely will anchor in Budd Inlet this weekend before docking at the Port of Olympia on Tuesday.
The decision to anchor in Budd Inlet is related to the current labor dispute between the Pacfic Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, a dispute that has shut down West Coast ports through Monday.
The Port of Olympia is not a PMA member but it works with stevedores who are members, Marine Terminal Director Len Faucher said Thursday.
However, labor relations between the port and the ILWU Local 47 — the local that serves the port — are good, so if the ship decides to dock early, labor will be on hand to help, he said.
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Ship visit details:
-Destination: Hiro, Japan.
-Cargo: About 5.7 million board feet of logs.
-Work schedule: Day shifts.