Spanish naval shipbuilding group Navantia has decided to start switching ship repair work to its southern yards in the country because of picketing of its northern ones in Ferrol by striking ancillary workers.
The decision came after a commercial tanker went to a rival yard in France after being forced to wait offshore for several days for the strike to end.
The first vessel to switch to the Bay of Cadiz yards will be a BP gas tanker that was originally booked for Ferrol from 7 November.
The picketing at the Ria de Ferrol yards by members of the Confederación Intersindical Galega (CIG) trade union federation began on 5 October.
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