Four crew trapped in capsized Golden Ray rescued

The four seafarers trapped inside the capsized Glovis Shipping car carrier Golden Ray have been rescued.

The US Coast Guard (USCG) and salvage teams were able to locate and rescue four crew members missing from the Golden Ray which capsized in St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, Georgia, on Sunday.

The USCG said that salvage crews were transported to the stricken vessel at 8-22am local time on Monday and by 1pm it was confirmed that the four missing seafarers were alive and trapped inside the car carrier.

Three of the crew members were safely rescued from the upturned hull at around 3pm, while the fourth and final member of the crew was extracted safely at 5-50pm.

The four crew members were transported by a Coast Guard Station Brunswick 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew to Glenn County EMS for further medical evaluation.

The other 20 personnel on the vessel had been safely rescued by the USCG and its partners on Sunday after the Golden Ray capsized.

Read more: Four missing after car carrier Golden Ray capsizes

“The Coast Guard has shifted operations completely to environmental protection, removing the vessel safely and resuming commerce,” the USCG said.

Posted 10 September 2019

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Editor, Seatrade Maritime News Marcus Hand is the editor of Seatrade Maritime News and a dedicated maritime journalist with nearly two decades of experience covering the shipping industry in Asia. In addition to running Seatrade's maritime and offshore news website based from Singapore he is the Asia Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review. Marcus is also an experienced industry commentator and has chaired many conferences and round tables. Prior to joining Seatrade at the beginning of 2010 Marcus worked for shipping industry journal Lloyd's List for a decade and previous to that the Singapore Business Times covering shipping and aviation.

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