Monday, November 2, 2009

Guam Port Considering Options Over Shipyard Misuse

Port Authority of Guam officials are investigating how to proceed after revelations Saturday that a construction company used the Guam Shipyard to unload construction goods.

Guam law prohibits the use of any island facility other than those operated by the Port Authority of Guam for commercial purposes.

Port authority officials were discussing a course of action with their legal counsel, but declined further comment.

"We have information regarding this incident, and we are currently looking into this matter," port authority general manager Leon Gurrero told the Pacific Daily News.

Officials at the Guam Shipyard referred questions about the issue to construction firm Watts Construction. The construction firm could not be reached for comment.