Photo Release: St. Simons Sound Water Quality Monitoring

St. Simons Sound Incident water quality team member Laura Hassold Prévot, environmental scientist, retrieves a water sample from the St. Simons Sound, Georgia, Oct. 17, 2019. The Unified Command implemented a water sample collection program at 22 sites to monitor the quality of the waters around the capsized motor vessel Golden Ray.

St. Simons Sound Incident water quality team members Laura Hassold Prévot, environmental scientist, and Julian Tabron, staff geologist, collect a water sample from the upper MacKay River, Georgia, Oct. 17, 2019. The Unified Command implemented a water sample collection program at 22 sites to monitor the quality of the waters around the capsized motor vessel Golden Ray.

A St. Simons Sound Incident water quality team member analyzes the pH level of a water sample, upper MacKay River, Georgia, Oct. 17, 2019. The Unified Command implemented a water sample collection program at 22 sites to monitor the quality of the waters around the capsized motor vessel Golden Ray.

A St. Simons Sound Incident safety boat patrols the perimeter of the capsized motor vessel Golden Ray as it lays grounded on its side in St. Simons Sound, Georgia, Oct. 17, 2019. A Unified Command, comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Gallagher Marine Systems, was established to oversee and direct cleanup and removal efforts, as well as to keep recreational boaters away from the vessel to maintain public safety.

St. Simons Sound Incident salvors work aboard the capsized motor vessel Golden Ray as it lays grounded on its side in St. Simons Sound, Georgia, Oct. 17, 2019. The Unified Command, comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Gallagher Marine Systems, was established to oversee and direct cleanup and removal efforts.