Sunday, April 27, 2014
Remembering STORIS: Mission of "Life and Death of a CG Queen"
This blog is intended to be a virtual memorial to the nationally significant historic US Coast Guard Cutter STORIS, recounting many of the stories that were once posted on the STORIS Museum Facebook page.
More importantly, it is also intended to be a means of disseminating the information that is being sought from the U.S. Federal Government agencies that are responsible for allowing the sale of STORIS through questionable circumstances then allowing the ship to be illegally exported to Ensenada, Mexico, for scrapping. This, despite federal laws that were intended to properly excess and dispose of ships through proper government agencies and prevent the dismantling of U.S. Military vessels in foreign scrapyards.
There is also the high likelihood the ship contained hazardous materials that would have made the export illegal through the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. There are Freedom of Information Act requests currently outstanding with the U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Maritime Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. All are fighting tooth and nail to prevent the release of information related to STORIS. We will keep pushing forward for the requested materials and will be sharing them here, the USCGC STORIS - Life and Death of a CG Queen Facebook page as well as a new Web site under construction at www.uscgcstoris.net
This blog or the listed sites are not officially affiliated with the STORIS Museum.
Posted by USCGC STORIS - Life and Death of a CG Queen at 8:02 PM