Press Release by Congresswoman Pelosi

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Rep. Pelosi Announces Transfer of Drydock to Port of SF

April 12, 1999

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-SF) announced today the successful acquisition of a surplus floating drydock from the General Services Administration (GSA) for the Port of San Francisco.

In a letter to the GSA on March 17, Rep. Pelosi requested that the drydock be transferred to the Port:

"The Port of San Francisco is home of one of the last remaining full-service ship repair yards capable of servicing open-ocean going vessels on the U.S. West Coast...The Port remains committed to this endeavor because it provides jobs for hundreds of skilled, blue-collar union laborers and remains one of the City's largest employers of boilermakers, joiners, machinists and electricians."

Rep. Pelosi commented, "I am very pleased that this transaction has occurred. It will allow the Port to amplify its function of supporting general drydock needs, and also of servicing the fleet of historic ships at the SF Maritime National Historical Park. The drydock acquisition will provide an important economic benefit to San Francisco through sustaining jobs and maintaining marine vessels in our community."

The drydock is currently located at San Diego Naval Base where it is being surplused. It will replace Drydock #1 at Pier 70 in San Francisco.

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