Coast Guard and salvage crews extracted the remaining four Golden Ray crew members Sept. 9, 2019, in St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, Georgia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Brunswick)

Coast Guard: Removal of Capsized Ship in Georgia Waters Could Take ‘Weeks If Not Months’

A Coast Guard officer says it could take “weeks, if not months” to remove a cargo ship that overturned while heading to sea from a port on the Georgia coast.

Coast Guard Cmdr. Norm Witt told news reporters Tuesday that marine salvage experts are working on a plan to remove the 656-foot (200 meter) long Golden Ray from St. Simons Sound near the Port of Brunswick. Asked how that would be done, he said: “We don’t have all the answers right now.”

He also said some oil sheen has been spotted but “right now it’s limited in scope.”

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