Port of Vancouver USA welcomed Menuett on maiden voyage from Japan

Commemoration of voyage
Courtesy of Columbia River Steamship Operators Association

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Menuett, commanded by Capt. M.M.I. Chowdhury, on its maiden voyage July 28. Capt. Chowdhury and his 33-member crew from Bangladesh and Myanmar were welcomed to the Port of Vancouver USA by representatives from Norton Lilly and the Columbia River Steamship Operator’s Association. The Menuett departed for the U.S. from Onishi, Japan on June 27. It will discharge approximately 15,000 metric tons of sodium hydroxide at the Port of Vancouver USA before sailing to Los Angeles.

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Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start ClarkCountyToday.com.