Golden Ray Incident: Unified Command Working on Long-Term Salvage Plan

The Unified Command responsible the Golden Ray incident in Georgia’s St. Simon Sound is developing plans to remove fuel from the vessel as crews come up with a long-term salvage plan. The response resumed in full on Monday after heavy weather suspended operations for a day on Sunday. “The Unified Command continues to assess all avenues for the salvage plan and the process … [Read more...]

Golden Ray Salvaged Temporarily Suspended in Georgia Due to Heavy Weather

Salvage operations on the capsized Golden Ray car carrier have been temporarily suspended due to the onset of heavy weather from Hurricane Humberto off the southeastern United States. “Out of concern for the safety for our response crews we have made the decision to temporarily halt operations involving the Golden Ray and plan to resume as soon as it’s safe to,” said … [Read more...]

Crews Rescue Final Crew Member from Overturned Car Carrier in Georgia

Sept 9 (Reuters) - Rescue workers on Monday freed the final crew member trapped inside a South Korean cargo vessel that flipped on its side off the coast of Georgia, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Salvage crews gradually drilled an opening in the ship's massive hull on Monday, first to deliver food and water to the survivors, then to extract them, the U.S. Coast Guard … [Read more...]

Golden Ray Rescue: Three of Four Crew Members Extracted from Ship, Rescue of Fourth Continues

Update 1 (1615 EDT): Three of the four crew members have been extracted from the MV Golden Ray through a hole drilled in the side of the ship, the Coast Guard said in a 3:30 p.m. update on the rescue operations. The operation to extract the fourth crew member is still underway.  The Coast Guard said the remaining crew member is stuck behind glass in a control room. It … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard: Contact Made with Missing Car Carrier Crew Members

Update 2 (1315 EDT): Rescue Underway for Four Missing Crew Members Found Alive Aboard Overturned Car Carrier Update 1 (1100 EDT): The U.S. Coast Guard says salvage crews have made contact with missing crew of the M/V Golden Ray, which capsized Sunday morning in the shipping channel leading to the Port of Brunswick in Georgia. "Salvage crews have made contact … [Read more...]