Responders continue cutting operations

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Responders continue cutting operations to separate Section Seven while divers drill drainage holes along Section Two of the Golden Ray wreck.

The image on the left shows the position of the cutting chain on Jan. 28, and the image on the right shows the position three days later as the chain progresses through the deck of the Golden Ray. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

The image on the left shows the position of the cutting chain along the hull on Jan. 28, and the image on the right shows the position three days later as the chain penetrates the hull of the Golden Ray. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

Divers prepare to cut drainage holes along Section Two during slack tide. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

A responder inspects and lubricates a pulley block during a routine pause in cutting operations. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

Aerial observers conduct daily overflights of the wreck site and surrounding areas which assist on-water pollution response teams in mitigating potential environmental impacts. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

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The 150-yard safety zone around the EPB is increased to 200 yards for recreational vessels. The UC advises mariners to please steer clear of the perimeter. Any unauthorized usage of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) around the wreck site is prohibited. 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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