Cargo vessel capsizes off Georgia, search for crew continues

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Published by iTrucker at 08 Sep

Cargo vessel capsizes off Georgia, search for crew continues

The roll-on, roll-off cargo vessel Golden Ray capsized early Sunday morning, Sept. 8, in St. Simons Sound after departing from the Port of Brunswick, Georgia.According to the article from the freightwaves.com and its author Todd Maiden

According to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), 20 crew members have been rescued and four remain missing, with a search underway. As of the last report, the vessel was on fire. “The vessel’s master and chief engineer are assisting authorities and salvage teams to develop plans to stabilize the vessel and continue rescue efforts,” said the USCG in a release.

The Golden Ray had a crew of 24, including 23 crew members and a pilot, with 4,200 vehicles aboard. Maiden also wrote in his article

According to Georgia Ports Authority executive director Griff Lynch, the vessel capsized at approximately 2 a.m. after departing the Colonels Island Terminal just off of St. Simons Island. You can read in Maiden’s article.

Read the full story HERE

Source and credits: freightwaves.com / Todd Maiden  /  iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski  

 

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