Photo Release: U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter Visits Unified Command

U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Norm Witt briefs U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Savannah (center), on the progress and future plans for the M/V Golden Ray, May 12, 2020. Witt, the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the St. Simons Sound Incident Response, explained how the environmental protection barrier surrounding the ship will minimize the threat of debris and pollution while the vessel is being removed. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John D. Miller.

The leadership of the St. Simons Sound Incident Response briefs U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Savannah (center), on the progress and future plans for the M/V Golden Ray, May 12, 2020. The U.S. Coast Guard, Gallagher Marine Systems, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources comprise the Unified Command and are responsible for pollution prevention and response during the safe removal of the capsized vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John D. Miller.

U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Efren Lopez (left) looks on as Steve Garcia (right), Operations Section Chief for the St. Simons Sound Incident Response, briefs U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Savannah (center), on the progress and future plans for the M/V Golden Ray, May 12, 2020. Garcia explained the Unified Command’s plans to protect sensitive environmental areas during the removal of the capsized vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John D. Miller.