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Unified Command response crews have stabilized the source of white smoke on board the motor vessel Golden Ray and will continue to closely monitor the situation throughout the evening with a safety boat and a tugboat equipped with firefighting equipment. Air monitoring around the vessel and in the community has shown no signs of impact.
Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, the State of Georgia, Gallagher Marine Systems, and other local partners continue to work diligently to ensure the safety of its responders and the surrounding community. The established 150-yard safety zone around the Golden Ray remains in effect and commercial traffic has not been affected by this incident. The cause of the smoke is unknown at this time.