golden ray section seven

The VB-10000 lifts Section Seven of the Golden Ray wreck on Monday during operations to remove the section by barge. St. Simons Sound Incident response photo

PHOTOS: Golden Ray Engine Section Removed

Mike Schuler
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April 28, 2021

About half the Golden Ray has now been removed as tug crews today lifted Section Seven and transported it out from the Environmental Protection Barrier (EPB) in St. Simons Sound, Georgia.

The section includes the ship’s engine room and proved to be the hardest cut to date in the extended wreck removal operation which began in November 2020. With removal of the section, crews still need to make three cuts and remove four sections. The operation involves making seven cuts total using a chain hanging from the VB10000, separating the wreck into eight sections for lifting and removal by barge. The remaining cuts are anticipated to go more smoothly.

After its removal on Saturday, Section Seven transited to a facility at Mayors Point Terminal for further sea-fastening in preparation for an ocean transit to a recycling facility in Louisiana.

Photos of the operation are below:

St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.
St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

Read: Progress Reported in Golden Ray Wreck Removal But Likely Several More Months Before Completion

St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.
St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

Full Coverage: Golden Ray Wreck Removal

St. Simons Sound Incident response photo.

Also check out the video below. I guess this would part of the “weight shedding” work:

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