Dockworkers in the port of Vladivostock agreed to service a nuclear-powered ship and end an unprecedented nine-day protest that cost the Soviet Merchant Marine Ministry almost $800,000, a Soviet newspaper said.

But dockworkers in at least four other Soviet far eastern ports still refused to unload the container ship Sevmorput, the Sovetskaya Rossiya newspaper said Sunday.The Vladivostock City Council reversed its decision against allowing local dockworkers to work on the ship after local specialists visited the vessel and concluded there was no danger from its nuclear reactor, the newspaper said. Dockworkers then began servicing the ship at the city-run port.