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Golden Ray Salvage: Final Cut Complete!

Posted on September 5, 2021

Responders completed cutting operations on the remainder of the Golden Ray wreck on Saturday.  Story Continues Below Photo

The VB-10000 prepares to shift with Section Five on Sunday into a position favorable for lifting operations after separating the remainder of the wreck into two sections on Saturday. St. Simons Sound Incident response video.

See that video (screen captured above) at this link.

Wreck removal personnel separated the remainder of the Golden Ray wreck into two sections on Saturday and they are preparing to lift and stow Section Five onto a dry-dock barge. Once the Section Five is removed, response engineers will prepare Section Four, the final remaining section, to be lifted and stowed onto the Barge JULIE B which left the Port of Mobile enroute to Brunswick, Ga. on Thursday. A dry-dock barge remains on-site as a contingency plan for stowing Section Four.

Pollution response teams remain on-station to monitor for any oil or debris present around the perimeter of the Environmental Protection Barrier. Shoreline survey teams continue routine assessments of Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island and marsh areas in the vicinity of the wreck site.

Read our prior report on this story at this link.