U.S. Department of Transportation to recycle three obsolete
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration
has signed contracts totaling $1,136,106 for the recycling of three obsolete
ships from its reserve fleets. All three ships will be recycled at the
Esco Marine facility in Brownsville, Texas.
Two of the ships, Cape Catoche and Cape Carthage, are in the James River
Reserve Fleet site at Fort Eustis in Virginia. When they depart the James
River site for recycling, they will be the 68th and 69th ships to do
so since January of 2001. The third ship, Del Viento, is in the Beaumont
Reserve Fleet in Texas.
“Each time we move an obsolete ship out, we make an important contribution
to maintaining the local ecosystem,” said Maritime administrator Sean