The source of the massive oil spill last week from the Golden Ray section of the ship was an open oil pipeline, and the seal has so far stopped further environmental damage on the southern shores of St. Simon’s Island, according to a joint order.
Pollution control workers will continue their efforts to clear debris off the southern tip of the island as they begin washing the beaches, Johnson rocks and swamps on July 31, United States Coast Guard spokesman Michael Hems, spokesman for the Joint Command.
On July 30, the Peace Corps completed Part 6 to identify the remnants of the Golden Ray. The oil, which was seized in a high-speed storm that afternoon, was designed to catch leaks in violation of the EPB around the wreck.
Every time VB 10,000 tried to lift the unit, oil continued to fall from Section 6.
Part 6 is hanging in the water between Jacqueline and St. Simon’s islands, with a bow from a crane ship 255 feet[255 m]high.
However, after throwing the open pipe into a gas station in Section 6 on Sunday, cleaners said they only found light rays in the local waters.
Salons began this week with the removal of dozens of vehicles, with the 3,695 metric tons of VB 10,000 crane loading and unloading on a VB 10,000 crane. Boat to unload.
The 656-foot-long Golden Ray was carrying 4,200 vehicles when it capsized at the port on September 8, 2019. The wreck of the ship remained at about 153.5 feet in the sound, leaving one more cut to be saved. And two more episodes before the Golden Ray is removed.
Meanwhile, cleaners continue to monitor the beaches and swamps of St. Simon’s Island, collecting bottles of balls and oil on the beaches north of the coastal private resort. They continue to apply sphagnum moss on swampy grasses on the southwestern tip of St. Simon’s Island. Hems also said that swamps were among the worst-hit areas in recent times.
In addition, workers will remove “oil carpets” from beaches on the shores east of the anointed swamp. Carpets made of oil baths on the beaches were then buried in the sand during subsequent waves. He said the oil mats were being crushed and loaded.
“Cleaning is ongoing,” said Hems. “These are still the effects of the July 31 release. The slowest effect is like an oil swamp grass, and there we are covering a lot of sphagnum moss. And there are impacts on the sand on Willie Street. There the oil mats are being treated with shovels and measurements. It is something that breaks down. We are seeing oil gloves and lubricating oil mixed with organic matter, but most of the effects of sand have been reduced.
Over the past week, the twin VB has been partially lifting Part 6, which stops whenever there is a lot of leaking oil. He has been drinking a lot of oil under the boom around the APP since the sound wave was cut off in November, but he said the latest incident was the biggest oil spill at the time.
On Friday, an open exhaust pipe connecting two fuel tanks was found in Part 6, Hemis said.
A.D. In the last months of 2019, the two tanks were empty in an effort to extract oil from the Golden Ray. The South killed about 227,000 gallons of oil and about 380,000 gallons.
Oil is returned to the tanks through the pipelines. The savers plugged a 1-foot-diameter pipe into a non-breathing canal on Friday.
On Sundays, salons sealed the faucet with a more permanent hat.
“No one has left since then,” said Hems. “Only a few rays of light that match what we saw in the process. But there is nothing like the oil spill we saw last week. ”
Hems said he rescued 50 vehicles from Class 6 and dumped them into a container boat on Monday and Tuesday, using a blue crane control crane. He said the crane could reach the vehicles as VB reduced 10,000 units to the water.
Lying on its side, the room is 135 feet high, which is actually the width of a golden ray.
Once sufficient weight loss has been determined, VB 10,000 will completely lift the unit. The barns open a dry dock between the two hulls of the crane, after which Part 6 is placed on the floor of the boat. He is being held aboard the boat and taken to the site of the 615 Bay on the east side of Brunswick.
This is the longest interval between partitioning and placement on a boat. The first five parts were separated and placed in a waiting boat within a few days.
Section 6 is connected to VB 10,000 with strong polymer fasteners. One end of the wire is attached to lift the blocks in the crane, and the other end is attached to a pair of lifts on the side of the exposed star board.
Sixteen giant logs were attached to the ship before it was cut off at the end of last year.
Salvors worry that the middle of the ship’s hull could be damaged when it came in contact with a sand bar.
“We haven’t seen the bottom of Article 6 yet, but it has been hanging there since last Friday (July 30) until general structural stability,” Hems said. “That speaks volumes about his strength. We did not know we would have such an oil spill in May, but it turned out to be very useful. That’s why we work on safety and security.