The 10,766-ton container ship Mayaguez, object of a dramatic show of
force when it was captured by Cambodian Communists and then liberated
by the U.S. Marines in May of 1975, will soon be auctioned for scrap.
Its owners, Sea-Land Service Inc., said the 35-year-old vessel was "too
old to be efficient."
To continue reading: or Log-In
Want the full story?
Get TIME the way you want it
Week Digital Pass — $4.99
Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS — $2.99
Year ALL ACCESS — Just $30! Best Deal!
Print Magazine + Digital Edition +
Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com
Learn more about the benefits of being
a TIME subscriber
If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!