Oakland: An Israeli-owned ship that was blocked by protesters for days from unloading cargo at the Port of Oakland left port Tuesday afternoon but returned hours later.
The Zim Piraeus departed the port shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, reportedly en route to Los Angeles, but the vessel instead went several miles out to sea before making a U-turn and returning to Oakland, arriving around 6:30 p.m.
The ship was moored at Berth 58 in the Port of Oakland from Monday, but was unable to unload because no port workers were willing to cross the picket lines set up by protestors.
Protesters in Long Beach and Seattle have planned similar actions targeting other Zim-owned ships later this week. [20/08/14]
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