30 NOV 2020
After weeks of work and adjustment, salvors have finally finished cutting and lifting the first of eight sections of the wreck of the ro/ro Golden Ray in Georgia’s St. Simons Sound. The bow section was fully separated and hoisted on Saturday (28th Nov) morning, then deposited onto a deck barge for removal.
“This is our first major milestone in the removal operation. We validated the overall removal method while we continue to refine our strategies to increase the efficiency of the next six cuts” said Commander Efren Lopez, U.S. Coast Guard Federal On-Scene Coordinator. “Responders on the shore and on the water have vigilantly kept watch for and responded to any environmental impacts. We encourage the public to continue reporting any debris they encounter.”
Preparations for the second cut have begun.