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Brunswick port reopens after car carrier accident
The American port of Brunswick has reopened on a “case by case” basis after Sunday’s capsizing of a car carrier in a nearby channel. The Golden Ray overturned with 24 crew members inside sparking a dramatic, successful rescue mission over the weekend. Authorities are still assessing how to remove the vessel, which is stuck on St Simons Sound. A half-mile perimeter has been established around the Golden Ray, which sits half in the water with its starboard side pointing skyward. An oil boom has been placed around the ship. Salvage teams are likely to start taking the bunker fuel from the ship this weekend.
Georgia Ports Authority commits to $152m investment in port of Brunswick
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has announced a 10-year $152m investment plan for the port of Brunswick, a multi-terminal facility in the state’s southeast, according to multiple sources. The investment follows $46.2 in infrastructure improvements already made over the previous 10 years by the GPA, which is the administrative agency overseeing two deepwater seaports (Brunswick and Savannah) and two inland ports (Port Bainbridge and Port Columbus) in the southeastern US state. http://splash247.com/georgia-ports-authority-commits-to-152m-investment-in-port-of-brunswick/
Huge fire destroys warehouses
Fire destroyed two huge warehouses loaded with wood fuel pellets Saturday afternoon, but firefighters halted it before it reached a third, officials said. The fire at the Marine Ports Terminal on Brunswick’s south end started about 1 p.m. and both warehouses appeared to have collapsed exposing the enormous piles of wood pellets in each that smoldered as firefighters poured water onto them from above. Brunswick Fire Marshal Rhett Fairfield said someone called 911 about the fire just after 1 p.m. and that city firefighters found smoke coming from the southernmost warehouse. Within 15 minutes it was engulfed in flames and the fire quickly spread to a second, he said. “When we showed up we immediately began calling for mutual aid,’’ he said. Fairfield said Glynn County firefighters were on the scene quickly and by 4 p.m. at least seven departments with a combined 40 to 50 firefighters were battling what had become a smoldering fire with pockets of open flame. http://beta.mirror.augusta.com/news/2015-07-12/huge-fire-destroys-ga-warehouses?v=1436726871Upload News