Construction Begins Around Sunken Vessel In Georgia
BARRIER CONSTRUCTION AROUND OVERTURNED GOLDEN RAY TO BEGIN THURS. OFF GEORGIA COAST
(CNN) – Construction of an environmental barrier is underway to contain pollutants from a ship that capsized near Georgia’s coast.
The Golden Ray is still stuck in Saint Simons Sound, where it’s been since September.
It’s got about 4,000 vehicles inside it.
Those cars and the ship itself have environmentalists worried about the ecosystem around the vessel.
The new barrier is aimed at controlling the impact on the surrounding area.
A company called Weeks Marine is building the underwater wall, by sending 80 huge beams down into the sea floor.
The barrier is also supposed to contain debris; during the eventual dismantling and removal of the ship.