Suisun Bay Mothball Fleet Update
- Ahoy Members and Friends,For you that may be interested in MARAD's ships in retirement.Our Pacific Merchant Marine Council member and Council Director William Perez forwards this Benicia Herald article on the subjec: http://beniciaherald.me/2012/10/15/marad-suisun-bay-ship-removal-ahead-of-schedule/. It indicates removal of the ships is two years ahead of schedule and tons of pollutants that once went into the bay beneath the ship are now collected and transported elsewhere.Bill is engaged in a number of San Francisco Bay area endeavors but #1 is bringing to life the Bethlehem Shipyard Museum near the waterfront south of the Bay Bridge. See what's going on at: www.bethlehemshipyardmuseum.org.If it's maritime the Pacific Merchant Marine Council is engaged!Ahead, the council has a luncheon aboard our adopted National Liberty Ship Memorial SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN, www.ssjeremiahobrien.org, 1100, Tuesday, December 11. Vice Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, USCG, http://www.uscg.mil/flag/pacarea.asp, is our guest of honor and speaker. Already we are assured members of the San Francisco Council and others will be joining us. If you, your friends or associates, would like to come aboard as well - send a check. Hey, its our party! The cost is $20 per person with an "Early Bird" $5 discount. The date falls directly on our 6th anniversary of our Navy League charter. Send reservation checks to our postal address: PO Box 191403, Sacramento CA 95819-1403. Will notify you of the menu in a future message - it will not be fancy but it is catered.Heave Ho,PhelpsPhelps Hobart(916) 739-6949----- Original Message -----From: bethlehemshipyardmuseum at comcast.netSent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:43 AMSubject: Fwd: Mothball Fleet UpdateSubject: Mothball Fleet Update
Here is a link to an interesting story about the Mothball Fleet that was forwarded to me. It shows why our mission to document the dismantling of the Ghost Fleet is so important.
Expect an update in regard to recent events in the next day or so.
BillBethlehem Shipyard Museum
William J Perez
President and Chief Executive Officer
email: bethlehemshipyardmuseum at comcast.net