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Georgia Shipwreck’s Last Giant Chunk Removed From Water

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) _ The final giant chunk of an overturned cargo ship was removed from waters along the coast of Georgia on Monday, almost a year after demolition began on the wreck that tipped over with 4,200 automobiles in …

2 Years After Georgia Shipwreck, Heavy Lifting Nearly Done

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two years after a cargo ship overturned along the Georgia coast, heavy lifting to remove most of the vessel is nearly done _ though further breakdown of the wreckage and final cleanup is expected to take …

Pilot Recalls Sudden, Chaotic Shipwreck Off Georgia Coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When the giant cargo ship began to tip over off the Georgia coast, harbor pilot Jonathan Tennant found himself on his side, screaming orders in the darkness while flying debris that felt like gravel pelted him. …

Georgia Shipwreck Demolition Pauses for Maintenance of Crane

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The towering crane being used to saw apart an overturned cargo ship along the Georgia coast has paused work for maintenance and repairs. Salvage crews have removed nearly two-thirds of the Golden Ray in five giant …

Crews Clean Up Oil Leaking From Remains of Georgia Shipwreck

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Crews on the water and nearby beaches are cleaning up oil leaking from the remains of an overturned cargo ship being dismantled along the coast of Georgia. Responders began mopping up oil from the …

Halfway Done, Georgia Shipwreck Demolition Has Months to Go

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Demolition of a cargo ship that overturned on the Georgia coast reached the halfway mark Monday as a towering crane lifted the vessel’s engine room section away from the rest of the shipwreck for removal by …

Crews Remove 3rd Giant Chunk of Shipwreck Off Georgia Coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Salvage crews cutting a wrecked cargo ship into giant chunks along the Georgia coast Tuesday lifted away the third big section to be severed from the vessel since demolition began four months ago. The South Korean …

‘Nothing But Problems’: Shipwreck Tear-Down Enters 5th Month

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When salvage crews began cutting apart the capsized Golden Ray, a shipwreck the size of a 70-story office building with 4,200 cars within its cargo decks, in early November they predicted the demolition could be wrapped …

Debris Leaks Out as Salvagers Saw Up Ship On Georgia Coast

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Debris is washing up from a cargo ship stranded on the Georgia coast as a salvage team cuts it into chunks. The leaks are not unexpected as salvagers demolish the Golden Ray, a South Korean ship that …

Demolition Starts on Big Ship Stranded 14 Months Off Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Using a heavy anchor chain like a saw, a towering crane Friday began cutting apart a cargo ship that’s been stranded on the Georgia coast since it overturned nearly 14 months ago. Demolition of the South Korean …