Professional Mariner|April 2020
A unified command (UC) consisting of members of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Gallagher Marine Systems — the company representing vessel owner Hyundai Glovis — opted to cut up the ship after determining that it could not be safely refloated. Plans are in place to erect an environmental protection barrier (EPB) and complete salvage operations before the start of the hurricane season in June.
T&T Salvage has been contracted by Hyundai Glovis to construct the EPB and remove the wreck from St. Simons Sound. The work will be overseen by the unified command. Donjon-SMIT was the initial response contractor.
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