ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – One 12 months in the past, the Golden Ray cargo ship loaded with 4,200 used automobiles ran aground and overturned within the St. Simons Sound. A fireplace ignited and the race started to rescue the crew members who were aboard when the ship flipped.
The capsize made worldwide headlines and the world waited to listen to if all 24 South Korean crew members could possibly be discovered and rescued.
By the subsequent afternoon, the ultimate crew members have been pulled via a gap minimize within the hull of the ship. 4 of the crew members spent 35 hours in the dead of night and in extraordinarily sizzling temperatures.
There have been no critical accidents or deaths. The US Coast Guard referred to as it a miracle rescue.
Nevertheless, the 656-foot vessel remains to be laying on its web site alongside the ledge of the delivery channel to the Port of Brunswick and the vast majority of the work to take away it’s nonetheless forward.
The mere sight of the wreckage nonetheless makes some onlookers nervous.
“What’s gonna occur when an enormous hurricane comes? It’s gonna make a multitude in every single place,” Fisherman Tony Kirkland stated.
Crews will begin reducing and lifting operations subsequent month after being placed on maintain due to COVID-19, then hurricane season.
A heavy lifting crane, referred to as the VersaBar 10,000, will likely be used to lift the cargo ship, piece by piece till its final elimination.
Within the meantime, operations are nonetheless underway to arrange the ship for this large effort.
As soon as the reducing begins on Oct. 1, it should take eight weeks to complete, if all goes in accordance with plan.
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