Matt Jones

The Ghost Fleet

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Thirteen floating wrecks - wasted, dilapidated and possibly leaking all manner of toxic substances - may be seen off the coast of Scotland and North East England later in the year as they head to Teesside in a controversial plan to scrap a number of US merchant and navy ships that are threatening environmental disaster in South Virginia. While environmental groups are saying it's a ‘secret plan’ on behalf of America to foist some of its nastiest environmental hazards on the UK, Teesside's shipyard workers will no doubt be glad of the contract in a declining North East industry.

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