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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 12:00 PM

Four missing after ship capsizes, burns near Georgia coast

Source: USA Today

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 that was "listing heavily" in St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, the Coast Guard 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.

The ship's command and chief engineer were assisting authorities and salvage teams in stabilizing the ship and pressing ahead with rescue efforts, the Coast Guard said. Local first responders and towing groups also were aiding the search.

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Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/09/08/four-missing-after-ship-capsizes-burns-near-georgia-coast/2255568001/



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Reply Four missing after ship capsizes, burns near Georgia coast (Original post)
jpak Sep 8 OP
Perseus Sep 8 #1
TheCowsCameHome Sep 8 #2
elleng Sep 8 #3
jpak Sep 8 #4
elleng Sep 8 #5
Turbineguy Sep 9 #8
riversedge Sep 8 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 8 #7
TexasBushwhacker Sep 10 #9

Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 12:29 PM

1. Another??? Didn't we see this same thing happen last week, or two weeks ago?

What is going on?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:06 PM

2. Auto carrier. Wow.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:42 PM

3. and THIS:

'A car carrier leaving Brunswick, GA this morning headed for Baltimore wasn't properly ballasted and tipped over blocking the channel to the port. The port side is about 85 above the water.Looks like some folks in Maryland won't be getting their new car any time soon.'

https://www.facebook.com/groups/676361072414143/permalink/2585079294875635/

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 02:53 PM

4. Besides getting fired - the Capt. and Officers might be charged with manslaughter

This is unacceptable - maybe Dorian distracted the crew?

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Response to jpak (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 03:03 PM

5. I'm nowhere near blaming anyone.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:27 AM

8. It's an old problem

company in a hurry to get ship out of port before ballasting is completed.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 03:39 PM

6. Another pic..........but does not look like the same as the OP pic.......

Not saying it is not.



Coast Guard: 4 crew members missing from overturned cargo ship

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/cargo-ship-overturns-near-georgia-port-crew-evacuated




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By FOX 5 News

Posted Sep 08 2019 08:15AM EDT

Updated Sep 08 2019 03:09PM EDT

ST. SIMON'S SOUND, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The Coast Guard and law enforcement are searching for four missing crewmembers after a large cargo freighter overturned early Sunday morning, officials said.

On Twitter, the Coast Guard's 7th District reported that it and local agencies are on the scene of the Golden Ray cargo vessel, which was had capsized near St. Simons Sound in Georgia around 2 a.m.

Currently, officials have rescued 20 people. Four others who were on the ship remain unaccounted for.



According to Coast Guard Capt. John Reed, officials determined the situation was too risky to go further inside the vessel after the 20 were evacuated..................................................

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 04:22 PM

7. Appears to be resting on a sandbar. Here's some relatively local coverage (JAX).

Several good videos of this event found here:

Rescue efforts continue on overturned cargo ship in St. Simons Sound, four crew members unaccounted for
The Golden Ray, which is a vehicle carrier vessel containing 24 crew members, overturned Sunday morning after leaving the Port of Brunswick.


Link: https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/georgia/us-coast-guard-assisting-overturned-cargo-ship-in-st-simons-island/77-5425ee9a-097a-4d07-bbf3-27a2ee3f4455

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Rod Sullivan, a maritime law expert in Jacksonville, says the ship was under the control of a harbor pilot – the local mariners who bring big cargo vessels in and out of ports.

Because of that, he says “the odds that this was a navigational error is virtually zero. Probably what it was was a mechanical failure, like a steering failure.”

For instance, Sullivan says, if the rudder failed and turned hard, the ship could have run aground, causing it to list and the cargo to shift.


We hope they can rescue the remaining crew members. Appears to be a very dangerous mission.

KY.........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:24 PM

9. The final 4 were rescued

They had to cut through the hull to get to them.

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