It is the second section to have been cut from the ship. The first section to be removed, the bow, was transported by barge to a recycling facility in Louisiana. The barge will return to Brunswick to pick up the next section.
The Golden Ray, a car carrier with more than 4,000 Hyundai vehicles as cargo, rolled on its side in September 2019, just after leaving the Port of Brunswick. Once salvage teams determined it was not possible to right the ship, they began preparing the ship for removal by cutting it into eight sections with plans to complete the removal in eight weeks.