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Mothball Fleet

Suisun Bay mothball fleet. (CBS)

Cleanup Of Suisun Bay ‘Ghost Fleet’ Ahead Of Schedule

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited the armada of decaying warships in Suisun Bay on Friday to announce the U.S. Marine Administration has already removed and recycled 36 of the fleet’s original 57 vessels.

10/12/2012

barn owl

Barn Owl Rescued From Mothball Fleet On Suisun Bay

An unusual stowaway discovered aboard an old oiler of the mothball fleet in the Suisun Bay will soon be returned to the wild, officials at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum said Friday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/17/2011

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/03/2011

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/02/2011

USS Iowa

Vallejo Battles To Bring Historic Battleship To Mare Island

The cash-strapped city of Vallejo has set its sights on bringing an historic battleship to Mare Island, with hopes of then turning it into a museum and tourist attraction.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/21/2011

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/09/2010

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