Shipyard union boss cites three-day delay in submarine's departure as measure of sequestration's toll

A Los Angeles-class attack submarine is guided up the Piscataqua River by the United States Coast Guard and Moran Tugboats to a shipyard dock. (File)

KITTERY, Maine — A submarine at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard will be delayed in leaving by two to three days because a critical component did not arrive on time due to furlough of Supply Department employees. Paul O'Connor, president of the Metal Trades Council, recounted that story to describe what he said are the "real impacts" of automatic federal budget cuts on the shipyard operation.


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