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Lawsuit filed regarding Golden Ray’s wreck removal operation

Attorneys for salvors Donjon-SMIT filed a lawsuit against the USCG last week, aiming to stop salvage operations that are currently underway for the capsized car carrier Golden Ray. The lawsuit relates to USCG's decision to allow the vessel owner to tender for third-party contractors who were not part of the approved response plan, to dismantle the ship on fixed-price instead of cost-plus terms.

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320,000 gallons of oil and water removed from Golden Ray

Notably, salvors have finished removing all the fuel from the tanks accessible on the capsized car carrier Golden Ray. It is said that more than 320,000 gallons of oil and water mixture were removed, while the St. Simons Sound Unified Command is still carrying out a forensic investigation in order to establish an accurate measure of the fuel onboard at the time of the incident and the amount discharged into the environment. 

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Salvage centre launched for Golden Ray carrier

The USCG launched a Unified Command and Joint Information Centre to be responsible for the salvage of the vehicle carrier 'Golden Ray', which capsized on Sunday, September 8. Their priorities are to ensure the safety of the public and responders, protect wildlife and the environment, ensure economical activities in the area of the incident are lightly affected and the eventual salvage and safe removal of the vessel.

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