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...]

Coast Guard Shifts Focus to Salvage of Capsized Golden Ray in Georgia

With the remaining four Golden Ray crew members safe and sound, the U.S. Coast Guard and salvage crews are shifting focus to environmental protection and salvage of the overturned car carrier near one of the busiest auto ports in the country. According to the Coast Guard, currently there are no leaks from the vessel, only a light residual sheen in the waters surrounding the … [Read more...]

Interview: Spain’s Salvage Director Jose Luis Garcia Lena Talks Maritime Rescue

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Jose Luis Garcia Lena is Director of Spain's Salvage and Maritime Safety Society (SASEMAR), known as “Salvamento Maritimo” (SM), mainly dedicated to the protection of life at sea. Created in 1992 by the Law of State Ports Authority and Merchant Marine, it became operational in 1993, recently celebrating its 25th … [Read more...]

Superyacht MY SONG Lost from Cargo Ship During Transport

The big story from over the weekend was without question the loss of the 40-meter sailing yacht MY Song in the Mediterranean Sea after the superyacht fell from the deck of the cargo ship that was transporting it. The award-winning yacht, owned by Italian billionaire Pier Luigi Loro Piana, was being transported aboard the general cargo ship MV Brattinsborg when the incident … [Read more...]

Houston Ship Channel Bottleneck Eases After Collision

HOUSTON, May 14 (Reuters) - A bottleneck of inbound traffic on the Houston Ship Channel eased on Tuesday though one-way travel restrictions remained following a weekend collision between a deep-draft ship and a barge, officials said on Tuesday. About 9,000 barrels of gasoline spilled into the channel near Bayport, Texas, when a 755-foot (230-meter) tanker collided over the … [Read more...]