Baykeeper Updates Related to Ghost Fleet

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....
Blog Post: August 7, 2015
Only three ships are left from the Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay—the decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years. Baykeeper legal action led to a federal government cleanup and removal of the 57 ships, starting in 2010. The cleanup process was expected to last...
Monthly Column: December 1, 2014
For 40 years, the 57 decaying ships of the Ghost Fleet haunted the San Francisco Bay ecosystem. But before 2015 ends, all the ships will be gone. The Ghost Fleet was a collection of long-defunct military ships from World War II and the Korean War. They were originally stored in Suisun Bay, a large...
Featured Stories: November 12, 2014
The Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay, 57 decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years, is almost gone. Baykeeper legal action led to a federal government cleanup and removal of the ships, starting in 2010. The cleanup process was expected to last until 2017, but it’s...
Featured Stories: November 12, 2014
Soaring and gliding gracefully over the water, pelicans are a familiar sight around San Francisco Bay. Two types of pelicans live here, the California brown pelican and the American white pelican. They arrive and depart at different times of year. California brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis...
Featured Stories: September 16, 2013
By Sejal Choksi The cleanup of the Ghost Fleet—57 decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years—is now two years ahead of schedule, with only 13 ships left to be removed. Additionally, the worst ships have been removed first, so the ongoing pollution has already...
Featured Stories: September 26, 2012
The Ghost Fleet—57 decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years—is being cleaned up ahead of schedule. In 2010, Baykeeper successfully reached a settlement agreement with the federal government that required a speedy cleanup of the rusting ships. The Ghost...
Featured Stories: February 14, 2011
A year ago, Baykeeper successfully settled our lawsuit to force the federal government to clean up the toxic Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay. Work to remove the fleet has been steadily progressing since then, with 14 of the ships having been removed to date. Forty-three vessels currently remain in the...

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