In order to contain the smoke, the ship was sprayed with water, and as reported by the Unified Command, the situation is under surveillance. In fact, a safety boat as well as a tugboat equipped with firefighting equipment are on-scene. Yet, it is stated that no signs of impact have been shown by air monitoring around the vessel and in the community.


The established 150-yard safety zone around the Golden Ray still remains in effect and commercial traffic has not been affected by the incident.

U.S. Coast Guard representatives, the State of Georgia, Gallagher Marine Systems, and other local partners continue to work diligently in order to ensure the safety of its responders and the surrounding community.

The vehicle carrier 'Golden Ray' capsized on Sunday, September 8 in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Georgia.

As authorities continued to refine a salvage plan for the grounded car carrier, a small oil leak has been observed in the shoreline. Response crews, including approximately 208 people and nearly 40 vessels, approximately removed 4,350 gallons of oily water from the vessel's engine room.

The USCG has announced that they aim to continue their attempts to keep the marine environment safe in the area where the ship grounded, as following the improved weather conditions, on-water response has resumed and as  reported lightering operations have already removed 200,000 gallons of fuel from the vessel, allegedly the two-thirds of the total.