Historic Dry Docks at Mare Island Reopened

Officials from the city of Vallejo and Lennar Mare Island LLC last week celebrated the opening of two historic dry docks at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, a major step in the city’s efforts to replace the jobs lost when the shipyard closed in 1996. The ceremony followed a decision by the U.S. Maritime Administration to award a dismantling contract to Allied Defense Recycling for two ships from the Navy’s Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet.

As a result of its proximity to Suisun Bay, along with its dry docks and existing infrastructure, Mare Island offers an ideal location for dismantling the mothballed fleet. Reuse of the dry docks at the former shipyard, located on San Francisco Bay, is expected to create 100 jobs, reports the Times-Herald.

Dan Cohen
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