Monday, March 1, 2021

Golden Ray Wreck Removal Hits Hiccup Cutting Section Seven

Crews working to cut up and remove the Golden Ray wreck from Georgia’s St. Simons Sound will shift their focus to another section after a chain failure while cutting the...

March 1, 2021
Total Views: 9879

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wakashio’s Stern Removal Kicks Off in Mauritius

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius – Six months after the scuttling of the Wakashio’s bow, the dismantling of the stern has finally kicked off in Pointe d’Esny, Mauritius. The parts...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 7523

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Second Section Removed in Golden Ray Wreck Removal

The heavy lift vessel VB-10000 has lifted the stern section of the Golden Ray onto a barge after completing the second of seven cuts in massive wreck removal operation. The...

January 5, 2021
Total Views: 14058

Monday, November 9, 2020

VB10000 Starts Cutting Golden Ray Wreck

Update: Section One Cut Complete – Photos The heavy lift vessel VB10000 began cutting the Golden Ray on Friday more than a year after the car carrier wrecked in St....

November 9, 2020
Total Views: 8603

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Golden Ray Cutting Awaits Weather Window

The work to cut up and remove the Golden Ray from St. Simons Sound, Georgia is about to kick into high gear as crews await a weather window and deal...

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 822


Wakashio’s Stern Removal Expected to Be Completed by Spring as Contract Awarded

A contract to remove the stern of the Wakashio has been awarded in Mauritius as the salvage and clean-up continues more than three months after the ship grounded. The contract...

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 447

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Photos: Towering VB10000 Arrives at Golden Ray Wreck Site

The heavy lift vessel VB10000 has arrived in St. Simons Sound, Georgia for the highly anticipating cutting and lifting operation in the salvage of the Golden Ray. The vessel arrived...

October 28, 2020
Total Views: 3105

Friday, October 23, 2020

Golden Ray Salvage: VB10000 Set to Arrive Next Week

The heavy lift vessel VB10000 will soon head to St. Simons Sound in Georgia where it will prepare for cutting and lifting operations in the salvage of the Golden Ray...

October 23, 2020
Total Views: 670

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Engineering Challenges Delay Golden Ray Salvage Further

The unified command overseeing the salvage of the Golden Ray wreck in St. Simons Sound, Georgia says salvage operations will be delayed further due to “engineering challenges” related to the...

October 8, 2020
Total Views: 298

Thursday, September 10, 2020
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IMO FAIL – Forbes Drills Deep Into The Wakashio Salvage Efforts

by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to a new report by Forbes, M/V Wakashio salvage and oil recovery efforts are failing on many fronts. These failures have resulted in deaths, environmental...

September 10, 2020
Total Views: 188

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Mauritius Environmental Minister: No Oil Spill from Grounded Wakashio

Mauritius’ Minister of the Environment Kavi Ramano addressed parliament on the on-going response to the grounding of the MV Wakashio, on a reef off Pointe D’esny. Some highlights from Minister...

July 28, 2020
Total Views: 97

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Golden Ray Salvage Suspended Due to COVID-19, Hurricane Season

The Unified Command overseeing the wreck removal of the Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound has announced that work will be suspended due to combined impacts of hurricane season and...

July 26, 2020
Total Views: 56

Monday, July 13, 2020

Lindsay Malen-Habib Named First Woman President of American Salvage Association

The Executive Committee of the American Salvage Association (ASA) announced that Ms. Lindsay Malen–Habib is taking on the role of ASA President effective immediately. Lindsay has been an active ASA...

July 13, 2020
Total Views: 69

Monday, July 6, 2020

Log Carrier Loses Power Leaving New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga

A Singapore-flagged log carrier that lost power as it departed New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga is now safely at anchor in deep water outside the harbor, maritime officials have confirmed....

July 6, 2020
Total Views: 50


Crews Readying Heavy Lift Vessel VB-10000 for Golden Ray Salvage

The twin-hulled heavy lift vessel VB-10,000 has arrived at the Port of Fernandina in Florida for its final modifications as it prepares to cut up and remove of the capsized...

July 6, 2020
Total Views: 527

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Salvors Work to Locate and Retrieve Overboard Containers Off Hilo

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to oversee the response to shipping containers lost overboard from a Hawaiian inter-island barge in Hilo Harbor on Monday. A Cates Marine salvage team...

June 24, 2020
Total Views: 88

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Pile-Driving Completed in Golden Ray Salvage

Weeks Marine has completed the pile driving operation in the salvage of the Golden Ray vehicle carrier in Georgia’s St. Simons Sound.  In total, 80 piles had to be driven...

April 23, 2020
Total Views: 34

Friday, April 10, 2020
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Boskalis Expands OPA-90 Salvage Services with Acquisition of Ardent Americas

Dutch marine services firm Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has announced the acquisition of maritime emergency response specialist Ardent Americas, helping expand its OPA-90 services in the United States. Ardent Americas...

April 10, 2020
Total Views: 22

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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Golden Ray Salvage: Dye Test Coming to St. Simons Sound

The Unified Command overseeing the salvage of the Golden Ray car carrier is getting ready to literally dye the St. Simons Sound.  Crews will introduce the non-toxic, water-soluble dye into...

March 12, 2020
Total Views: 96

Monday, February 3, 2020
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Golden Ray Salvage: Environmental Barrier to be Built Around Wreck

A Unified Command is set to oversee the construction of an environmental barrier around the Golden Ray wreck as salvage plans are finalized. The Golden Ray vehicle carrier remains overturned...

February 3, 2020
Total Views: 63