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USFocus in Georgia shifts to salvaging huge capsized ship

16:32  10 september  2019
16:32  10 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Four missing after ship capsizes, burns near Georgia coast

Four missing after ship capsizes, burns near Georgia coast Rescue teams were searching for four crewmembers after a cargo ship caught fire and capsized Sunday off the Georgia coast, the Coast Guard said. Twenty people were rescued from the Golden Ray, a 656-foot-long ship bound for Baltimore that was "listing heavily" in St. Simons Sound near Brunswick,  officials said. Coast Guard Sector Charleston was notified by the Glynn County 911 dispatch that the ship had capsized. The Coast Guard "immediately issued an urgent marine information broadcast" and sent ships and two helicopters to the scene.

Four crew members missing after Golden Ray vessel overturned and caught fire coast of Georgia , where it remains stuck.

Coast Guard locates missing Georgia cargo ship crew, planning rescue. Three of the four crew members trapped inside the Golden Ray have been rescued, a day after the massive cargo ship capsized , according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Now that four crewmembers trapped inside a cargo ship capsized off Georgia's coast have been pulled to safety, the U.S. Coast Guard says it's focused on safely removing the massive vessel while protecting the environment.

Coast Guard rescuers pulled the four South Korean crew members from the Golden Ray on Monday after drilling through the hull's steel plates. All four were described as alert and in relatively good condition.

Experts: Source of imbalance is key to why ship overturned

Experts: Source of imbalance is key to why ship overturned As authorities try to answer why a cargo ship carrying 4,200 vehicles overturned on the Georgia coast, maritime experts say investigators will be looking for shifting cargo or other problems that upset the giant vessel's balance enough to make it fall onto its side. © Sean Rayford/Getty Images ST SIMONS ISLAND, GA - SEPTEMBER 09: People watch from Jekyll Island as emergency responders work to rescue crew members from a capsized cargo ship on September 9, 2019 in St Simons Island, Georgia. A 656-foot vehicle carrier, the M/V Golden Ray departed the Brunswick port on Sunday and suffered a fire on board, capsizing in St. Simons Sound.

Smoke rises from a cargo ship that capsized in the St. Simons Island, Georgia sound Sunday, Sept. Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from a capsized cargo ship Monday, drilling into the "Operations will now shift fully to environmental protection, removing the vessel and

The U.S. Coast Guard says it's developing a plan to extract four South Korean crew members trapped inside a cargo ship turned on its side off the coast of Georgia . South Korea's Foreign Ministry has said the four crew members were in the engine room of the ship .

Focus in Georgia shifts to salvaging huge capsized ship
Focus in Georgia shifts to salvaging huge capsized ship
Focus in Georgia shifts to salvaging huge capsized ship
Focus in Georgia shifts to salvaging huge capsized ship
Focus in Georgia shifts to salvaging huge capsized ship
Focus in Georgia shifts to salvaging huge capsized ship

The rescues followed nearly 36 hours of work after the Golden Ray rolled onto its side early Sunday while leaving the Port of Brunswick with more than 4,000 vehicles.

The ship remains stuck in St. Simons Sound, closing the busy port while shipping hazards are evaluated.

Altamaha Riverkeeper, a group that works to protect water in the area from pollution, posted on Facebook that it will keep monitoring the salvage operations.


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