Baykeeper Updates Related to Ghost Fleet

Monthly Column: September 5, 2017
The Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay—57 decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years—is finally gone. The last ship was towed out of the Golden Gate in August, on its way to be dismantled and recycled. This is a major victory for a healthier Bay ecosystem. The Ghost...
Featured Stories: September 5, 2017
The Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay—the decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years—is finally gone. Legal action brought by Baykeeper and our environmental partners led to a federal government cleanup and removal of the 57 ships, which started in 2010 and was...
BK In The News: August 17, 2017
If you’ve driven on I-680, across the Benicia–Martinez Bridge, you’ve probably seen them... Some ships in the fleet fell into such disrepair that environmentalists took notice. “You could hear the crunch of the paint chips or the metal under your feet as you were walking across the decks of the...
BK In The News: August 4, 2017
The last of 57 decaying vessels in the federal government’s iconic “Ghost Fleet” is set to leave Suisun Bay Friday, ending a long struggle over the toxic pollution leached from the old ships into waters near a major fish nursery and migration area... “The 57 ships become abandoned toxic junk,” said...
Blog Post: August 3, 2017
The Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay—the decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years—is finally gone. Legal action brought by Baykeeper and our environmental partners led to a federal government cleanup and removal of the 57 ships, which started in 2010 and was...
BK In The News: August 3, 2017
Seven years and 57 ships later, the last old vessel polluting Suisun Bay is getting ready for a final voyage to a ship recycling yard in Texas. The mothball fleet sat unused for decades; a floating toxic waste dump. Here's a look at how a legal fight got us to this point... "We're talking...
BK In The News: August 3, 2017
The last of 57 ships retired and and set for removal from the Suisun Bay left the Mare Island Dry Dock early Friday morning after a good-bye ceremony of sorts involving city leaders, environmental groups, and maritime staff... A representative of Baykeepers noted that federal agencies are so...
BK In The News: June 1, 2017
... Baykeeper, a local nonprofit that regularly patrols the San Francisco Bay by boat, had noticed the problem but not the extent. “That was more than we’d ever thought,” said Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh, adding that MARAD was “using the Bay as a junkyard.”
BK In The News: March 14, 2016
The mothballed miliary ships of the Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay became a floating toxic waste dump, until Baykeeper and other environmental groups successfully sued to require the US government to stop the contamination of Suisun Bay and San Francisco Bay. Only 3 of the original 57 polluting ships...
BK In The News: December 4, 2015
For decades, dozens of hulking retired military ships bobbing in the Suisun Bay shed paint chips, causing a hazard to fish and wildlife, according to Baykeeper. "We discovered that the vessels were putting tons of pollution into the bay," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper executive director....

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