Environmental groups worry that the practice of reflagging US commercial ships that may have PCBs so they can be scrapped abroad is beginning again.
The small number of successful pirate attacks, an increase in military patrols, and legal concerns have kept many firms from hiring security.
Is it time to replace bluewater policing with tactics of Jefferson, who defeated the Barbary pirates on land?
Agency cites Baltimore firms for violating US environmental law, says it was not informed of owners' intent.
Three US agencies cannot agree on who has oversight on scrapping ships filled with toxic materials.