Section Eight cut progresses

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Responders continue cutting operations to separate Section Eight, the stern, from the Golden Ray wreck. Once cutting operations are complete, the Barge 455-8 will receive the section for transport out of the Environmental Protection Barrier (EPB).

The cutting chain progresses across the topside of the Golden Ray wreck during operations to separate Section Eight, the stern. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

The cutting chain progresses upwards toward the top of the wreck along the cut groove for Section Eight, the stern. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

The cutting chain moves along the cut groove on the topside of the Golden Ray wreck during operations to separate Section Eight, the stern. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

Responder removes links of chain during a retensioning pause in cutting operations. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

Responder inspects a part of the pulley block in the cutting apparatus during a pause in cutting operations at night. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.


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The cutting chain progresses along the Section Eight cut groove during operations to separate the section from the Golden Ray wreck. St. Simons Sound Incident response video.


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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