The US Coast Guard is trying to find 4 crew members of a big cargo vessel that capsized whereas a hearth on board nonetheless raged. Twenty folks have up to now been rescued, and 4 stay lacking.
The 656-foot automobile service, the M/V Golden Ray, is itemizing closely within the St. Simons Sound. Images from the scene present smoke rising from its aspect.
The ship capsized round 2 am native time after it had left the port of Brunswick en path to Baltimore, with 23 crew members and the captain on board.
The crew and salvage groups are looking for a option to stabilize the vessel. Fire and smoke initially hampered efforts to find and rescue the 4 crew members believed to be trapped inside the ship, Captain John Reed, commander of the Coast Guard Sector Charleston, stated at a information convention on Sunday.
Though the smoke dissipated, rescue crews are nonetheless “unable to determine specifically without going inside whether the fire has been completely extinguished,” Reed added.
Several accidents have occurred, in line with an area reporter citing Coast Guard sources, however no additional particulars have emerged.
The Golden Ray is a comparatively new vessel, and was in-built 2017. It is operated by the transport division of Korean manufacturing big Hyundai. The explanation for the incident is beneath investigation.