Media Advisory: Media invited to St. Simons Sound Incident Response Unified Command briefing on next steps of Golden Ray removal

BRUNSWICK, Ga.—The Unified Command for the St. Simons Sound Incident Response will be hosting a briefing for members of the media at 10 a.m. on Thursday to share information on the next steps of the removal of the Golden Ray.

WHO: The U.S. Coast Guard Federal On-Scene Coordinator and Incident Commanders from the Coast Guard, the State of Georgia, and Gallagher Marine Systems.

WHAT: Information on the cutting, lifting, and removal of the Golden Ray and an overview of the Unified Command’s prevention and response efforts. The Unified Command will also offer a boat ride to the environmental protection barrier surrounding the Golden Ray to view net and boom installation and on-water debris recovery drills.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to Noon, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Media must RSVP no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020, to John Miller at 912-944-7122 or 757-407-9541.

WHERE: The Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center, Georgia DNR Coastal Regional Headquarters, 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520

Please note that space aboard the boats is limited. If necessary, media may be required to pool imagery.

Social distancing will be maintained at the briefing. Masks will be available if you do not have one.

Life jackets will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear.