Section Eight cut complete, responders prepare for lifting operations.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Responders completed cutting operations to separate Section Eight, the stern, from the Golden Ray wreck last night. The Barge 455-8 will move into position to receive the section once lifting preparations are complete. The barge will then transit to Mayor’s Point Terminal for further sea-fastening. Pollution monitoring and mitigation continues on the water in the vicinity of the wreck site and along the shoreline.

Section Eight, the stern, separates from the Golden Ray wreck under load after responders completed cutting operations overnight. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.


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Pollution mitigation vessels in formation

Response vessels in the vicinity of the Golden Ray wreck site continue debris and oil sheen mitigation. St. Simons Sound Incident response video.

The 150-yard safety zone around the Environmental Protection Barrier (EPB) is increased to 200 yards for recreational vessels. The St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command 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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