2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: 31 Oct 2003 15:55:20 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] 'Ghost fleet' faces setback
'Ghost fleet' faces setback
Four ships have already left the James River in Virginia
The Environment Agency has temporarily blocked plans to dismantle a
fleet of contaminated former US naval vessels on Teesside.
Ocotber 31, 2003

Hartlepool-based Able UK has signed a multi million pound deal to
decommission 13 ships, creating an initial 200 jobs.

The Environment Agency now says authorisations issued to allow
dismantling and recovery of the ships at the Teesside yard are invalid.

But Able UK said it is satisfied it has the relevant permission to carry
out the work.

The agency said a new licence would now be needed before the
decommissioning could go ahead.

It said a transfrontier shipment (TFS) approval, which is granted by the
Agency, had been given on assumption that all relevant permissions would
be in place for dry dock dismantling at the yard.

The Environment Agency said it has taken action after it found out
several permissions and plans are not in place.

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