DISMANTLING
THE GHOST FLEET

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The work is dangerous, the materials are toxic and the pay is meager. but the labor force of Brownsville, Texas, is happy to have the huge job of dismantling
The Ghost Fleet




At right is a worker at All Star Metals wiping the day's sweat from his head after cutting apart a Ghost Fleet ship.






Photos by Chris Tyree
of the
THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

from: hamptonroads.com


A cutter for International Shipbreakers torches steel cut from a ship at the Brownsville yard in preparation for the arrival of a ship from the James River Reserve Fleet that will be scrapped.

All that's left of a Ghost Fleet ship is anchors and a pile of Steel

Red Texas dirt clings to lines holding the rusting ship Donner

Workers cut away sections of the hull of a ship for scrap metal

The Port of Brownsville as seen from the ghost ship ESCO Marine
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