The previously removed bow section, known as Section One, was transported to a recycling facility in Gibson, Louisiana, aboard the Barge JULIE B. The barge is now due to return to Brunswick, Georgia and stay on standby to receive Section Two. Custom fabricated cradles on the barges are designed to receive specific sections of the wreck.
The heavy-lift vessel VB10,000 arrives at the Golden Ray wreck site on Oct. 27, 2020. The vessel will be used to cut and lift the wreck sequentially into eight sections to be placed on barges and dry docks inside the Environmental Protection Barrier (EPB). St. Simons Sound Incident photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Himes