WATCH: U.S. Coast Guard Search for Four Crew Members After Cargo Ship Overturns Near Georgia Port

By  //  September 8, 2019

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Coast Guard rescues 20 crew members

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The U.S. Coast Guard and port partners are searching for the remaining four crew members aboard the 656-foot vehicle carrier Golden Ray, in St. Simons Sound, near Brunswick, Georgia, early Sunday. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Savannah)

(U.S. COAST GUARD) – The Coast Guard and port partners are searching for the remaining four crew members aboard the 656-foot vehicle carrier Golden Ray, in St. Simons Sound, near Brunswick, Georgia, early Sunday.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews and other port partners rescued 20 people after it was reported the vessel was disabled, listing, and had a fire on board.

The four crew members are unaccounted for after the large cargo ship overturned and caught fire.

The Coast Guard’s Seventh District said on Twitter that it was joined by local agencies with “multiple rescue assets” on the scene after the Golden Ray cargo vessel was “listing heavily” near St. Simons Sound in Brunswick, Ga.

The Coast Guard said there were 23 crew members and one pilot on board. All but four crew members have been safely evacuated from the ship, a 656-foot vehicle carrier.

“We’re still conducting rescue operations. They continue to do what they can,” Coard Guard Lt. Llyod Heflin said at a Sunday afternoon news conference. “It is a complex situation.”

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The Coast Guard and port partners are searching for the remaining four crew members aboard the 656-foot vehicle carrier Golden Ray, in St. Simons Sound, near Brunswick, Georgia, early Sunday. (Georgia Department of Natural Resources image)

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