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Golden Ray Salvage: Responders Continue Cutting Operations on Section Seven

Posted on February 16, 2021


St. Simons Sound Incident Response reports that resonders continue cutting operations to separate Section Seven from the Golden Ray wreck.

Divers continue to lengthen pre-cut notches along cutlines for Section Two and Section Three to increase cutting efficiency during subsequent cutting operations. Responders continue to remove vehicles from Section Two onto a containment barge during Weight-Shedding operations. Once offloaded from the barge, the vehicles will be taken to a nearby certified auto recycler for final disposal.

You can follow this link to read our story introducing this project in our November/December 2020 issue,  Scroll down for captions and more photos from SSI Incident Response!

Responders aboard the VB-10000 continue cutting operations to separate Section Seven from the remaining Golden Ray Wreck. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

 

The cutting chain advances through the hull-side of the Golden Ray wreck. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

The cutting chain progresses along the topside of the Golden Ray wreck. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

A close-up image of the cut groove during an inspection on the topside of the Golden Ray wreck. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

A responder works on a pulley block in the cutting apparatus during a routine inspection. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

Responders on the Barge MB303 use a Fuchs MHL390 material handling machine equipped with a multi-tine grapple to remove vehicles from Section Two during weight-shedding operations. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.