The St. Simons Sound Incident response team resumed cutting operations to separate Section Seven from the wreck of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray Wednesday.
The team has already removed two sections of the wreck, Section One (the bow) and Section Eight (the stern). Cutting operations on Section Seven were paused late Saturday when a routine inspection discovered wear on the wires used to cycle the cutting apparatus.
As technicians worked to replace the worn wires, at the other end of the wreck, responders used a Fuchs MHL390 material-handling machine to remove some 50 accessible vehicles and a movable deck from Section Two during weight-shedding operations.
With the rigging wires in the cutting apparatus replaced, cutting operations using the giant twin gantry heavy lift catamaran VB-10000 resumed early Wednesday morning.