Guam - Guam Shipyard President Mathews Pothen is clearing the record, saying employees there are not being furloughed. "As a general policy, we are working with our employees to rotate the crew for night shift and trying to put two to three shifts so we can get the dry dock back up as quickly as possible."
The rotation of employees evidently is prompted as a result of the dry dock "Big Blue" sinking last week. The dry dock was partially submerged and efforts are still underway to de-water it. At that time an assessment can be made on the damages. Pothen says their goal is to keep all of his employees.
Meanwhile, the Department of Labor confirms they've received calls from Shipyard employees regarding their employment status.