A fine of about $3 million is expected to be levied by Georgia’s state environmental regulators for the Hyundai Glovis Co. logistics and shipping enterprise after a container ship that was carrying vehicles unexpectedly capsized.
An official shared the latest update on the Golden Ray wreck removal that was ongoing off the Georgia coast. He said that it is, so far, the largest in the history of the US. The task took up over three million man-hours.
Wreck removal personnel separated the remainder of the Golden Ray wreck into two sections on Saturday and they are preparing to lift and stow Section Five onto a dry-dock barge.
Responders removed Section Six from the Golden Ray wreck site on Saturday. Six of eight sections of the Golden Ray wreck have been removed. The two remaining sections will be separated by one final cut. REMOVAL UPDATE Tug crews towed Section Six of the Golden Ray wreck to a response facility south of Mayor’s Point…
Responders contained the source of oil discharges from Section Six of the Golden Ray wreck on Friday. Wreck removal personnel began preparing the section on Sunday for weight-shedding operations this week.
South Korean automobile carrier ship named Golden Ray capsized shortly after leaving Port of Brunswick. Though demolition works have been carried out since November, about half of the ship still remains partially submerged underwater.
A significant amount of oil had escaped a barrier while crews had been busy dismantling an overturned cargo ship along the Georgia coast.
Response engineers began post-fire assessments of the wreck and wreck removal equipment on Saturday. The assessment is likely to take several days.
Tug crews removed Section Seven of the Golden Ray wreck from the Environmental Protection Barrier (EPB) by barge on Tuesday.