Photo Release: Rock Blanket

A knuckle boom excavator picks up 1-to-3-inch rock-aggregate from a container barge in St. Simons Sound, Georgia, Oct. 29, 2019. The excavator guided by sonar and GPS, strategically places the rock next to the hull of the M/V Golden Ray to slow erosion.

Unified Command response crews begin operations to reduce further erosion of the seafloor around the M/V Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound, Georgia, Oct. 29, 2019. Sonar and GPS technology guide a knuckle boom excavator as it places 1-to-3-inch rock-aggregate next to the hull of the vessel to slow erosion.

Unified Command response crews begin operations to reduce further erosion by placing a rock “blanket” adjacent to the hull of the M/V Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound, Georgia, Oct. 29, 2019. Sonar and GPS technology guide a knuckle boom excavator as it places 1-to-3-inch rock-aggregate next to the hull.