GOLDEN GATE EMPRESS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : GOLDEN GATE EMPRESS
    • Operator : BAY AND DELTA YACHT CHARTERS, LLC
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Cruise)
    • Vessel Type : Passenger Vessel
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 630
  • Location
    • City : SANFRAN- CISCO
    • STATE : CA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 75
    • Full Load Capacity : 75 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 83
  • Size
    • Register length : 63 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 16 Feet
    • Overall Length : 63 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 16 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
    • Height : 23 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1996
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1038507

BAY AND DELTA YACHT CHARTERS, LLC

  • Area of Operation : SAN FRANCISO BAY

EMPRESS

  • Type : Passenger Vessel
  • Construction : Steel

News

Golden Ray Salvors Brace for Storm Eta

Golden Ray Salvors Brace for Storm Eta

The salvage team working to cut and lift sections of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray in Georgia's St. Simons Sound has suspended operations ahead of a tropical storm that made landfall in neighboring Florida on Thursday.The specialized heavy lift crane vessel VB 10,000 has paused work partway through the first cut, which began Friday

Golden Ray Salvors Begin Cutting Operations

Golden Ray Salvors Begin Cutting Operations

A specialized heavy lift crane vessel began cutting the first bow section of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray on Friday as salvage crews enter the next phase of operations to remove the overturned vessel from Georgia's St. Simons Sound.The Korean-owned Golden Ray, which capsized after leaving the Port of Brunswick in September 2019, will be dismantled in place and removed in sections.

Video: Heavy-lift Ship Arrives at Golden Ray Wreck Site

Video: Heavy-lift Ship Arrives at Golden Ray Wreck Site

The heavy-lift vessel VB 10,000 arrived Tuesday at the Golden Ray wreck site in Georgia's St. Simons Sound, where the specialized vessel will be used by salvage crews to cut and lift sections of the overturned car carrier. The Korean-owned Golden Ray, which capsized after leaving the Port of Brunswick in September 2019, will be dismantled in place and removed in sections.

Heavy Lift Vessel Heads to St. Simons Sound for Golden Ray Salvage

Heavy Lift Vessel Heads to St. Simons Sound for Golden Ray Salvage

A specialized heavy-lift vessel departed the Port of Fernandina, Fla. Monday en route to Georgia's St. Simons Sound, where it will be used by salvage crews to cut and lift sections of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray.The U.S. flagged VB 10,000 is expected to reach the St. Simons Sound in the early hours on Tuesday and remain on scene for a minimum of eight weeks

Golden Ray Salvage Facing More Delays

Golden Ray Salvage Facing More Delays

Operations to remove the overturned car carrier Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound, Ga. are facing further delays after new engineering challenges surfaced relating to the mooring system of a specialized heavy-lift crane vessel that will be used for the project.The complex salvage project had been paused earlier this year due to coronavirus concerns and Hurricane Isaias

List: Major Oil Spills from Ships

List: Major Oil Spills from Ships

The Sri Lankan navy said on Tuesday an oil slick had been spotted a kilometer from a loaded supertanker carrying roughly 2 million barrels of oil that has been engulfed in intermittent fires since an explosion on September 3.Oil from the engine room of the 20-year old New Diamond tanker “appears to have leaked out to the sea” following regular bouts of water-dousing by fire-fighting vessels

Golden Ray Salvage Operations Resume

Golden Ray Salvage Operations Resume

Salvage operations to remove the overturned car carrier Golden Ray from St. Simons Sound in Georgia have resumed after work was paused due to coronavirus concerns and Hurricane Isaias.Due to the potential impact of the Hurricane to the St. Simons Sound area, the Unified Command (UC) response team implemented its Heavy Weather Plan which required the repositioning and securing of all response

Video: Heavy Lift Ship Moors in Florida Ahead of Golden Ray Lift

Video: Heavy Lift Ship Moors in Florida Ahead of Golden Ray Lift

The twin-hull heavy lift vessel VB-10,000 moored at the Port of Fernandina, Fla., July 3, 2020, for final modifications and function checks prior to heading to St. Simons Sound in early to mid-July. The two 255-foot tall gantries will use lengths of chain to cut the capsized RoRo vessel Golden Ray into eight pieces and lift them onto barges for eventual transportation to Louisiana for recycling.

Final Lifting Lug Installed on Golden Ray Wreck

Final Lifting Lug Installed on Golden Ray Wreck

T&T Salvage installed the final lifting lug on the M/V Golden Ray, a roll-on, roll-off vessel that ran aground and overturned near the Port of Brunswick in Georgia in September.The 16 lugs welded to the frame of the Korean-owned car carrier will provide connection points for the 255-foot tall Versabar VB 10

Third and Fourth Lifting Lugs Installed on M/V Golden Ray

Third and Fourth Lifting Lugs Installed on M/V Golden Ray

T&T Salvage on Friday installed the third and fourth lifting lugs on the M/V Golden Ray, a roll-on, roll-off vessel that ran aground and overturned near the Port of Brunswick in Georgia in September.In total, 16 lugs will be installed: two on each of the eight sections of the South Korean car carrier, which rests on its side in St. Simons Sound.

Salvors Building Protection Barrier Around Golden Ray Wreck

Salvors Building Protection Barrier Around Golden Ray Wreck

Salvors are continuing work to remove the wreck of a South Korean car carrier vessel that ran aground and overturned near Brunswick, Ga. in September 2019.Last week, unified command contractors started driving the first of 70-80 piles that will be used to hold an environmental protection barrier (EPB) in place around the MV Golden Ray wreck in St.

Golden Ray: Lightering of Fuel Completed

Golden Ray: Lightering of Fuel Completed

The a unified command team has completed the oil pumping of all accessible tanks from the M/V Golden Ray, a roll-on, roll-off car carrier that overturned near the Port of Brunswick in Georgia in September, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Salvage workers and divers gained access to 26 fuel tanks inside the Golden Ray