24-Hour Operations Return to United States’ Second-Busiest Auto Port

Vessel traffic at Georgia Port Authority’s Port of Brunswick has returned to 24-hour operations for the first time since the Golden Ray vehicle carrier overturned while departing the port back in early September. “Reopening the Port of Brunswick to around-the-clock transit means greater flexibility for the shipping lines that call on Brunswick, and more timely service for … [Read more...]

Salvors Will Pour Rocks to Stabilize Golden Ray Wreck

Salvors are working to stabilize the overturned Golden Ray from erosion in preparation for a potentially lengthy dismantling operation in Georgia’s St. Simons Sound. The Unified Command said Sunday that, starting Oct. 28, crews will begin to strategically place rocks next to the hull of the vessel in hopes of slowing erosion from strong tidal currents, which have already … [Read more...]

Golden Ray Response: Source of ‘White Smoke’ Secured

The Unified Command responding to the overturned Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound, Georgia said the source of white smoke that was emanating from over the weekend has been secured.  Crews will continue to closely monitor the situation with a safety boat and a tugboat equipped with firefighting equipment. Air monitoring around the vessel and in the community has shown … [Read more...]

Overturned Golden Ray to Be Cut Up in Place in St. Simons Sound

Officials overseeing the salvage of the overturned Golden Ray in Brunswick, Georgia have opted to dismantle the vessel in place in lieu of refloating it due to environmental concerns. The new plan will inevitably ensure the timeline for removing the vessel will be measured in months, if not longer. The Unified Command says experts engaged in the response have determined … [Read more...]

Golden Ray Pilot Praised for Intentionally Grounding the Ship, Preventing an Even Worse Disaster

Top officials at the Port of Brunswick are commending the U.S. Coast Guard and a Brunswick Bar pilot for their efforts in preventing an even worse disaster after the pure car and truck carrier Golden Ray capsized in St. Simons Sound last month. At the Brunswick State of the Port address on Wednesday, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch thanked the U.S. … [Read more...]