Photo Release: Stern Ramp Removal


St. Simons Sound Incident Response workers use acetylene torches to cut the ramp that vehicles used to drive on and off the Golden Ray from the rear of the wreck on June 24, 2020, in St. Simons Sound, Georgia. Response crews began removing it in four sections on June 18 in order to reduce the amount of stress the 275-ton ramp placed on the hull of the Golden Ray, and to reduce the amount of weight of the stern section when it is cut and lifted by the VB-10,000 floating crane in summer 2020. Unified Command photo by Steve Stokely

A crane working for the St. Simons Sound Incident Response lifts the ramp that vehicles used to drive on and off the Golden Ray from the rear of the wreck on June 24, 2020, in St. Simons Sound, Georgia. Response crews removed the 275-ton ramp in four sections beginning on June 18 in order to reduce the amount of weight of the stern section when it is cut and lifted by the VB-10,000 floating crane in summer 2020. Unified Command photo by Steve Stokely

A crane working for the St. Simons Sound Incident Response loads a section of the ramp that vehicles used to drive on and off the Golden Ray from the rear of the wreck on June 24, 2020, in St. Simons Sound, Georgia. The removal of the 275-ton ramp began June 18 to reduce the weight of the stern section and will be transported to Gibson, Louisiana, for recycling. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Clark