More than 70 retired military ships are anchored northeast of San Francisco in Suisun Bay. Most of them have been there for decades and are leaching toxic substances into the water. While a few have historic value, the rest are in line for scrapping – a process that environmentalists hope to speed up with a new lawsuit.

Learn more about the “Ghost Fleet” and this video with the Producer’s Notes.

Ghost Fleet 12 March,2016Amy Miller

  • Kimberly

    I hear the Pyro is finally being moved on the 24th of this month… Are you able to confirm? Also, wanting to know MARAD’s plan… Has she been enlisted in SINKEX or will she be going to scrap? If scrap, do you know if it will be there in there or in Texas? I would be forever grateful if you may have these few answers for me.

    Sincerely,
    Kimberly B.
    USS Pyro AE-24
    MM3 / M Div.
    1989-1991

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Amy Miller

 

Amy Miller is a documentary filmmaker and the Supervising Producer and Partner at Spine Films, a boutique production company specializing in science, natural history and art content.  Prior to joining the Spine team, she worked at KQED as the Series Producer of “QUEST”, a multimedia science and environment series. She was also a staff producer for two other KQED series, “SPARK” and “Independent View.” For her work in television, she’s earned multiple honors including ten Emmy awards and two AAAS Kavli Science Journalism awards.  Feature Producer/ Director credits include “Saving Otter 501” for PBS NATURE and “Let All the Stories Be Told” which aired as part of KQED’s “Truly California” series.

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Joan Johnson

Joan Johnson is an TV Associate Producer for QUEST. Joan got her start making science television back in 1998 when she joined the team at Sea Studios in Monterey, working as a researcher and production coordinator on National Geographic Television projects for 4 years. Following that she pursued a career in features and network television down in Los Angeles, working on seven full length feature films, three television shows and several pilots. Joan graduated in 1993 from U.C. Santa Cruz with honors in Biology, and spent several years working as a marine biologist, naturalist and SCUBA guide. Originally from San Francisco, Joan is thrilled to be home and working on QUEST, fulfilling a long-term goal of combining her interests in science and entertainment.

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