Photo Release: Section One cutting operations progress


The Section One cut progresses above the water line on the topside area of the Golden Ray wreck. St. Simons Sound Incident Response photo.



Cutting operations continue on Section One of the Golden Ray wreck with ocean boom and high-density polyethylene piping of the Environmental Protection Barrier visible in the foreground. St. Simons Sound Incident Response photo.



Pictured left, Salvage Master of T&T Salvage observes cutting operations on the Golden Ray wreck. Pictured right, responders from Versabar surround the VB-10000 Person-In-Charge as they monitor cutting operations in the control room of the VB-10000. St. Simons Sound Incident Response photo.




Responders routinely inspect lengths of chain for wear during cutting operations. St. Simons Sound Incident Response photo.




Anchor chain continues to cut slowly through the hull of the Golden Ray wreck. St. Simons Sound Incident Response photo.


The 150-yard safety zone around the Environmental Protection Barrier has been increased to 200 yards for recreational vessels. The UC advises mariners to steer clear of the perimeter. Officials prohibit any unauthorized usage of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) around the wrecksite. Responders will report any sightings of drones and drone operators to local authorities.

The St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command is the official source of information for the motor vessel Golden Ray response operations.

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