Articles by Russ Bynum

Halfway Done, Georgia Shipwreck Demolition Still Months Away from Completion

Demolition of a cargo ship that overturned on the Georgia coast reached the halfway mark Monday as a towering crane lifted the vessel’s engine room section away from the rest of the shipwreck for removal by barge. The South Korean …

Crews Remove 3rd Giant Piece of Shipwreck off Georgia Coast

Salvage crews cutting a wrecked cargo ship into giant chunks along the Georgia coast last week lifted away the third big section to be severed from the vessel since demolition began four months ago. The South Korean freighter Golden Ray …

Judge Dismisses Georgia Lawsuit by Transgender Fire Chief Over Technicality

A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit by a transgender fire chief who led a rural Georgia city’s fire department for more than a decade, then got fired 18 months after first coming to work as a woman. U.S. …

Coast Guard Expert Testifies Heavy Loads Left Cargo Ship Unstable

A U.S. Coast Guard analysis found that a cargo ship overturned after departing a Georgia seaport because of unstable loading that left its center of gravity too high, making the vessel susceptible to rolling over, an expert told officials investigating …

Overturned Ship Removal Process in Georgia to Move Forward with Virus Safeguards

Workers coming to the Georgia coast to cut apart and remove a giant cargo ship that overturned a year ago will be sequestered at a nearby resort, which will close to the public for up to four months, in an …

Coronavirus Delays Capsized Cargo Ship Removal in Georgia

Coronavirus infections among the salvage crew are delaying plans to cut apart and remove a hulking cargo ship that capsized off the coast of Georgia 10 months ago. Officials had hoped to start slicing the South Korean freighter Golden Ray …

Crews Removing Capsized Cargo Ship in Georgia Sidelined by COVID Infections

Coronavirus infections among the salvage crew are delaying plans to cut apart and remove a hulking cargo ship that capsized off the coast of Georgia 10 months ago. Officials had hoped to start slicing the South Korean freighter Golden Ray …

Mayor in Savannah, Georgia Implements Strict Mask Policy for Businesses, Public Places

The mayor of Savannah said Tuesday he’s ordering people to wear masks inside retail shops, grocery stores and other public places – and those who refuse could face $500 fines. “Frankly and honestly, I do not believe that we have …

Georgia Nursing Home Cited for Delayed Reporting of Virus-Infected Workers

The federal agency that oversees workplace safety said Friday that it had issued its first citation in the U.S. related to the coronavirus outbreak: against a Georgia nursing home that delayed reporting the hospitalization of six infected workers. The Occupational …

Georgia Coronavirus Deaths Top 1,000 Amid Reopening Effort

Georgia officials reported Tuesday the coronavirus has killed more than 1,000 people statewide as some local officials urged people to continue isolating at home in spite of the governor’s aggressive efforts to reopen businesses and reboot the economy. The Georgia …