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PCB Ghost Ship Exports

Case Overview

There are dozens of obsolete, decaying military ships awaiting disposal. The administration, skirting federal law, tried to send 13 to England for dismantling. A lawsuit blocked nine. Four sit in limbo in England. Transport is dangerous and U.S. shipyards can do the job. The court will decide the fate of the rest.

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Case Updates

January 10, 2006 | Legal Document

Ghost Ship Complaint

Tries to stop the US Maritime Administration from allowing the towing of the first 2 of 13 toxic 'Ghost Fleet” naval vessels across the Atlantic Ocean from Virginia to England for scrapping (Sept 26, 2003)

January 10, 2006 | Legal Document

Ghost Ship TRO Decision

Partially grants a request for a temporary restraining order (Oct 20, 2003)