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Allied Defense Recycling

Mothball ship, Suisun Bay, Vallejo, Mare Island, Solon Thurman

Vallejo Mare Island Ship Recycling Facility Opens

A ship recycling facility opened in Vallejo Friday morning, making it the first reprocessing center on the West Coast.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/18/2011

Mothball ship, Suisun Bay, Vallejo, Mare Island, Solon Thurman

Mare Island Receives First Vessel From Mothball Fleet

Three tugboats pulled a retired steam freighter from Suisun Bay to the Mare Island shipyard Thursday to be dismantled and ultimately recycled.


Suisun Bay mothball fleet. (CBS)

Ship Recycling Startup To Bring Jobs To Vallejo

A Bay Area startup company has been awarded the contract to decommission two military ships in conjunction with the reopening of the Mare Island shipyard in Vallejo.


The battleship USS Iowa at left, is anchored with other ships in the "ghost fleet" at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia. (AP)

Bay Area Firm To Recycle 2 Mothballed Ships In Suisun Bay

A Bay Area company has been awarded an $8 million contract to clean and recycle two Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet ships.