Golden Ray to be dismantled in place

Salvage experts in the US have decided it’s too difficult to right and refloat the Golden Ray, which capsized five weeks ago in St Simons Sound in Georgia. Instead, an operation will be mounted to remove all of the ship and its contents in place.

The pilot of the ship deliberately grounded the Golden Ray as a fire erupted shortly after it had left port.

The accident investigation continues.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


  1. None of your articles on this subject have mentioned the alleged 4,200 vehicles still R.O.B. Can these be salvaged intact and delivered/sold?

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