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Accident: in the dark morning hours of Sept. 8, 2019, with a cargo of 4,200 vehicles

The 656-foot ship rolled over on its port side in the St. Simons Sound in the dark morning hours of Sept. 8, 2019, with a cargo of 4,200 vehicles

Consciously grounded Golden Ray’s 6,000 MT bow removed

According to ST. Simons Sound Response recent update, the responders finished cutting and lifting Section One (the bow) of the wreck of the Golden Ray. 

Preparations for the section to exit the Environmental Protection Barrier (EPB) on the Barge JULIE B are ongoing.

The VB-10000 crew lifts Section One of the Golden Ray wreck while the Barge JULIE B enters the EPB. Response vessels move in formation to quickly mitigate any oil and debris that may escape the EPB.

Sediment contained

Response engineers accounted for approximately 6,000mt of load which includes the dry weight and projected sediment contained within the section during the lift.

Preparations for the second cut have begun. The wreck will be removed in a total of eight sections.

It all begins on 8th September, 2019 at approximately 2 a.m., Glynn County 911 dispatch notified Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders that the M/V Golden Ray had capsized in the St. Simons Sound, Port of Brunswick, Georgia.

The watchstanders immediately issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of multiple Coast Guard assets.

The 656-foot ship rolled over on its port side in the St. Simons Sound in the dark morning hours of Sept. 8 while heading out to sea with a cargo of 4,200 vehicles.

Missing crew members

After grounding a rescue mission was carried out to find four missing crew members from overturned Car Carrier.  

Just to let the readers aware that car carrier, Golden Ray, was intentionally grounded by the Pilot ‘Capt. Jonathan Tennant’, preventing even a bigger problem and his decision was praised.

Earlier in October, high tech salvage cowboys decided to slice the overturned ‘Golden Ray’ in place instead of using the Parbuckling Option.

Vessel ,Golden Ray, is owned by South Korea’s Hyundai Glovis, which operates a fleet of around 60 PCC (Pure Car Carrier) and PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier).

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