ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Long-awaited work on the capsized cargo ship carrying more than 4,200 new cars has finally begun. By Watch: Golden Ray cutting enters second phase During Christmas, salvors started the second cut on the hull of the grounded Golden Ray . Sections 1 & 8 (bow & stern) have been removed. The rescue, from a cargo vessel off the coast of the state of Georgia, is reminiscent of a scene from The Poseidon Adventure film. Officials estimated it would take 24 hours for each cut to be … Simons Sound Incident response Facebook 11-06-2020 09:22:06. The Golden Ray partially capsized during a starboard turn while outbound in St. Simons Sound in September 2019, coming to rest on her port side on a soft bottom. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. BRUNSWICK, GA – Crews have finished cutting and lifting the first section of the wreck of the MV Golden Ray – its bow. Though the cut is taking longer than expected, we’re gaining valuable knowledge that will guide the rest of this operation.”. Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety, By The ship will be cut into eight sections; the first one took place on November 29. Friday, crews started cutting the South-Korean owned Golden Ray … All rights reserved. The guy running the project is a former operator. Each section will weigh about 4,500 tons. Oil and debris recovery and firefighting teams will be on station. Photos: Cutting Of MV Golden Ray Progresses Despite Challenges Back in February, the Golden Ray’s previous salvage team claimed cutting the ship into large pieces could cause an environmental catastrophe. “This is one of the most complicated marine casualty responses in U.S. history. 80 pound chains are used to tear thru the ship. Image Credits: St. Simons Sound Incident response. Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety Disclaimer: This video is intended for informational purpose only. Prior to Tropical … Simons Sound Incident response Facebook Because of the MV Golden Ray's size – nearly the length of two football fields – the plan is to cut it into eight large pieces. The responders have banned any unauthorized use of drones around the wreck site. Launched today at the Davos Agenda as part of the World Economic Forum, the Mission Possible Partnership brings together over 400 companies, along with their customers, suppliers, bankers, shareholders, and regulators, to build pathways to net-zero. – Crews finished cutting the first of eight sections of the 656-foot Golden Ray on Saturday. During each cut we will continue fine-tuning our cutting parameters, including speed and tension of the chain, to improve its efficiency. The worlds largest water crane will then lift the pieces for salvage removal. It would be unrealistic to say that this operation will be clean and perfect,” said State On-scene Coordinator John Maddox of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Deputy Incident Commander Tom Wiker of Gallagher Marine Systems said, “The cutting process was carefully engineered and modeled, but it remains a highly complex operation. The Golden Ray was carrying about 4,200 vehicles when it lost stability and grounded in St. Simons Sound in Georgia as it departed the Port of Brunswick in September 2019. Photos: Cutting Of MV Golden Ray Progresses Despite Challenges The next section of the Golden Ray is ready to be put on a barge and taken away.. Crews completed cutting operations to separate the stern from the Golden Ray … Provided photo/St. A 400-foot length of anchor chain is to be used to cut sections along with the heavy-lift barge VB-10000 which is positioned over the wreck. Because of the MV Golden Ray's size – nearly the length of two football fields – the plan is to cut it into eight large pieces. 01-27-2021 10:28:15. Preparations are now underway for the section to be transported by barge. 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