Suisun Bay's 'mothball fleet' to be recycled

The Mothball Fleet near Benicia

November 9, 2010 7:50:35 PM PST
The U.S. Transportation Department awarded a $3 million contract to recycle two of the ships in the so-called mothball fleet in Suisun Bay near Benicia.

Many of these ships have been sitting here for years, corroding and polluting the bay. Several have been towed away, but this will be the first time any have been dismantled.

A company called Allied Defense Recycling of Petaluma will do the work at the former Navy shipyard on Vallejo's Mare Island.