4 Crew Members Still Missing After Cargo Ship Overturns Near Georgia Port

There were 23 crew members and a pilot aboard the Golden Ray when the 656-foot carrier became disabled in St. Simons Sound, according to the Coast Guard.

Twenty people on the vessel were rescued.

Capt. John Reed, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, told reporters at a Sunday afternoon press conference that several people were rescued from the vessel “at multiple points.” Then rescue operations were suspended due to safety concerns related to a fire on the ship.

Capt. John Reed, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, told reporters at a Sunday afternoon press conference that several people were rescued from the vessel “at multiple points.” Then rescue operations were suspended due to safety concerns related to a fire on the ship.

“Once salvage professionals have determined the vessel to be stable, we will identify the best option to continue our rescue efforts for the four crew members who remain onboard,” Reed said.

Article URL : https://www.npr.org/2019/09/08/758850683/4-crew-members-still-missing-after-cargo-ship-overturns-near-georgia-port

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