The Long Beach Post is reporting that little urgent repair work has been done in recent years leaving the Queen Mary vulnerable to capsizing or flooding.
A marine engineering firm, which inspected the ship last month, says the city of Long Beach needs to spend $23 million for urgent safety repairs.
That's on top of the $23 million in funds the city issued to the ship's former operator to make repairs -- most of which were never completed.
Long Beach owns the ship but leases it to a real estate investment trust that filed for bankruptcy four months ago.
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