|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:53:12 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] SHIPS, GLOBAL: Suisun Bay (CA) mothballed fleet may go to Northern Marianas|
Ships from polluting mothball fleet in Suisun may go to South Pacific By Thomas Peele Contra Costa Times (CA) March 24, 2010Mothballed ships polluting Suisun Bay soon could be towed and scrapped at a South Pacific island once notorious for its sweatshops and inexpensive labor, according to a business plan filed there.
A company in the Northern Mariana Islands has announced plans to bid on ship disposal contracts and, if successful, tow the aged vessels to the islands' biggest city, Saipan, for scrapping. For years, Suisun ships have been scrapped almost exclusively at yards in Brownsville, Texas.
The islands' Ports Authority agreed earlier this month to lease dock space and a warehouse to a company pursuing ship-scrapping contracts that would include the Suisun Bay vessels. The lease allows Worldwide Salvage Saipan to now seek Maritime Administration certification as a recycler, potentially opening the work to inexpensive Asian labor markets.
... For the entire article, see http://www.contracostatimes.com/top-stories/ci_14735685?nclick_check=1 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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