021721_VB10k

The VB 10,000 crane vessel disconnected from chains cutting the shipwrecked Golden Ray sometime after cutting halted before dawn Tuesday. Cutting stopped after a routine inspection showed worn steel wires in the rigging system that connects the crane vessel’s winches to the pulleys that hold the cutting chain. Unified Command estimated it could take a week to replace entire spools of wire in the VB 10,000’s rigging system.