Golden Ray Salvage Moving to Wreck Removal Phase

The salvage of the Golden Ray car carrier near the Port of Brunswick in Georgia is is moving into wreck removal phase now four months since the ship grounded. The Unified Command (UC) announced late Tuesday that Texas-based T&T Salvage has been hired to conduct the wreck removal. As of now, the UC continues to develop and refine the plan for the on-site and full-scale … [Read more...]

Focussing on Salvage, US-Based Ardent Moves HQ to the Netherlands

Houston-based Ardent has announced it will be moving its headquarters to the Netherlands and refocussing its strategy away from offshore decommissioning in favor of its core business of marine salvage.  Ardent’s new headquarters will be located in Ijmuiden, the Netherlands, where Ardent’s new CEO, Oliver Timofei, and CFO, Jens Jaeger, are based. Meanwhile, Ardent … [Read more...]

Lightering of Golden Ray Completed in St. Simons Sound

All oil on board the overturned vehicle carrier Golden Ray has now been removed, the St. Simons Sound Incident Response Unified Command said Monday, a major milestone in the salvage of the vessel more than three months after its grounding, During the lightering operation, salvage workers and divers were able to gain access to 26 fuel tanks inside the Golden Ray in order to … [Read more...]

Salvage Underway for Fishing Vessel Aground Near Live-Fire Training Grounds in North Carolina

A unified command has been established to oversee the salvage of a grounded fishing vessel near an off-limits U.S. military live-fire training area in North Carolina. The 88-foot fishing vessel, Sea Angels, ran aground in Browns Inlet, North Carolina last Monday morning after the vessel reported mechanical issues. All four fisherman on board were hoisted to safety by a U.S. … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Oversees Salvage of Sunken Tug in North Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard has been monitoring the salvage of a semi-submerged tugboat which leaked diesel fuel in the vicinity of the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina.  The tugboat, Miss Bonnie, allided with the bridge and was overwhelmed by storm surge resulting in the vessel being partially sinking submerged near the Old Bonner Bridge last Sunday. A … [Read more...]