Photo Release: Golden Ray Hot-Tapping


A marine chemist with the St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command tests and monitors the air quality within the overturned motor vessel Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Ga., Sept. 25, 2019. This specialized equipment tests for hazards to response crews working in and alongside the vessel. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paige Hause.



A salvage crewman with the St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command rappels into an opening in the vessel Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Ga., Sept. 25, 2019. Response teams assist in operating skimming equipment to collect oil inside the engine compartment of the vessel. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paige Hause.



Responders with the St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command assess an oil recovery pump being used to remove fuel from the overturned motor vessel Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Ga., Sept. 25, 2019. This pump is used as part of the hot-tapping process, an industry-standard method of safely pumping fuel from the vessel. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paige Hause.



A crew member with the St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command is lifted by crane to assist with adjustments to fuel lines being used to remove fuel from the overturned motor vessel Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Ga., Sept. 25, 2019. Hot-tapping is an industry-standard method of safely pumping fuel from the vessel. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paige Hause.