US Coastguard Rescues Crew from Capsized Ship

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GEORGIA – THREE of four crew members were rescued by the US Coastguard when their cargo ship capsized off the coast of Georgia on Sunday.

Captain John Reed of the MV Golden Ray told the media that a fourth crew member was behind a glass in the control room.

The Coastguard said it was only a matter of time before he was rescued.

The MV Golden Ray is capsized off the Georgia Coast. Photo Credit: US Coastguard

The car carrier the Golden Ray overturned early on Sunday morning after leaving the port of Brunswick.

The Coastguard stated that 20 people were safely rescued and now they have to rescue the one crewmember.

A release from the Coastguard stated, “At approximately 2 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders were notified by the Glynn County 911 dispatch that the M/V GOLDEN RAY had capsized in the St Simons Sound.

“The watchstanders immediately issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of multiple Coast Guard assets.

The US Coastguard rescues a crew member off the MV Golden Ray. Photo Credit: US Coastguard

“The vessel’s master and chief engineer are assisting authorities and salvage teams to develop plans to stabilize the vessel and continue rescue efforts. The GOLDEN RAY’s crew size is 24 people; 23 crewmembers and one pilot.”

 

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