At some point, MARAD and the navy have to own up to their recommendations of replace, remove, or recapitalize their ships. I think it is good they finally get rid of them and the cost to stack them.
A little sad to see the Cape Gibson getting towed to the breakers. Having worked GoM since graduating, I still remember that view out of the bridge while it was parked in Galveston. The hull plating at midships was ridiculously thick, and she had pretty lines compared to modern ships. The officers mess was cool with all the wood work, and the passenger deck was a trip.