Anchor chain slices through sunken cargo ship to reveal 4,200 Hyundai cars inside

A huge cargo ship carrying 4,200 cars has been split open with an anchor chain, more than a year after it capsized and was left stranded on the Georgia coast.

The 600ft South Korean ship Golden Ray is finally being demolished after months of setbacks, with the dismantling revealing the many cars stacked inside.

It capsized in September 2019, shortly after leaving the Port of Brunswick about 70 miles south of Savannah. 

The bow section of the vehicle carrier Golden Ray, with some of the the 4,000 cars still onboard, waits to be towed to a scrap yard

The South Korean ship Golden Ray is finally being demolished after months of setbacks, with the dismantling revealing the many cars stacked inside

The South Korean ship Golden Ray is finally being demolished after months of setbacks, with the dismantling revealing the many cars stacked inside

More than 4,200 vehicles remain in the ship's cargo decks and now officials are finally starting the process to remove it

More than 4,200 vehicles remain in the ship’s cargo decks and now officials are finally starting the process to remove it

More than 4,200 vehicles remain in the ship’s cargo decks and now officials are finally starting the process to remove it.

A 400-foot anchor chain is being used to cut sections, exposing the many Hyundai cars trapped inside the ship. 

A giant floating crane, the VB-10000 lifted the first section of the wreck as the barge JULIE B came to receive it. 

The wreck will be removed in a total of eight sections and this is the first major milestone in its dismantling.

A 400-foot anchor chain is being used to cut sections, exposing the many Hyundai cars trapped inside the ship

A 400-foot anchor chain is being used to cut sections, exposing the many Hyundai cars trapped inside the ship

The wreck will be removed in a total of eight sections and this is the first major milestone in its dismantling

The wreck will be removed in a total of eight sections and this is the first major milestone in its dismantling

The bottom half of the bow section of the Golden Ray is covered with marine life after spending 14 months stranded in the sea

The bottom half of the bow section of the Golden Ray is covered with marine life after spending 14 months stranded in the sea

Each segment will be hoisted by a crane and then lowered onto a barge for transport to a salvage yard on the Gulf Coast.

The cutting and lifting are being handled by the VB 10,000, which resembles a giant archway of steel girders anchored to a pair of barges. 

It is the largest such crane sailing under a US flag, capable of…

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