May 14, 2021 in ~ 10:11 afternoon EDTBy Samantha Mathers, activity News Jax

May 15, 2021

St. Simons Sound, Ga. — Crews were effective in suppressing the fire and engineers have started to evaluate the damage which deserve to take up to number of days.

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What we understand right now, follow to the Georgia department of organic Resources:

Teams had to job-related overnight come cool the site.Engineers to be able to acquire onto the ship Saturday morning ~ it had actually been lugged to temperature.Fire damage assessments will be ongoing over the next several days.The fire go not influence the shoreline.They have actually been experimentation water and also air because that hazardous material/waste/pollutants.Air quality about the larger area, right into surrounding neighborhoods/communities are safe.No hazardous compounds have actually been discovered in the water in ~ this time.
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In a video shared with activity News Jax Friday, dark feather of smoke deserve to be watched billowing indigenous what stays of the ship.

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In a Facebook post, the Georgia department of organic Resources stated they are conscious of the fire at the wreck site and also all personnel have actually been evacuated.


A local by the name of Andy was kind enough to lug us on his boat as close together safely possible to the gold Ray fire. Pic.twitter.com/8s01vQSPXy