Oil leak from Golden Ray wreck could impact local beaches

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A pollution response team was been sent to the St. Simons Sound after oil leaked from the Golden Ray wreck.

According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, there was a “significant” oil leak from the wreck.

The department says it happened during “weight shedding” operations.

Responders are trying to clean up the oil with current busters and oil skimmers.

They ask anyone going to St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island who sees residual oil on the shoreline or in the water to call the National Response Center hotline at (800) 424-8802.