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.
The salvage plan of the capsized ship Golden Ray is taking more time than usual. The huge car carrier sank with 4200 cars on its deck 2 years ago and the crew started the salvage operation in November.
Responders completed the removal of Section Eight, the stern, today. The VB-10000 lifted the section on to the Barge 455-8 on Monday, followed by ballasting of the barge and sea-fastening operations overnight.
Cutting operations continue to separate Section Eight, the stern of the Golden Ray wreck. Responders continue to observe and mitigate pollution in the vicinity of the wreck site and at the shoreline.
The demolition of the overturned Golden Ray is being progressed in St. Simons Sound, Georgia. The first cut was made on the hull of a 656-foot vessel loaded with vehicles, by the salvage team.
The VB-10000 has, at last, arrived at the salvage operations of the Golden Ray. The towering, floating crane is tasked with separating a capsized cargo ship on the coast of Georgia.
The St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command had previously announced that cutting and lifting activities was to restart following the peak hurricane season.