Four remaining crew members rescued from capsized car carrier

The US Coast Guard and salvage crews have rescued the four remaining crew members from car carrier Golden Ray, which capsized in St. Simons Sound near Port of Brunswick, Georgia, on Sunday.

A salvage team was deployed to the vessel yesterday morning and by 1pm local time it was confirmed the four men, believed to have been in the engine room when the vessel ran into trouble, were still alive. The first three were extracted from the vessel by 3pm, and the last crew member at 5:50pm.

All four have been transferred to hospital for medical evaluation.

The Port of Brunswick has established an emergency safety zone around the vessel and the coast guard has shifted operations completely to environmental protection and removing the vessel safely.

Local media reported yesterday that there were signs of an oil leak into the sound and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has deployed staff to handle the situation.

The Golden Ray, owned by South Korea’s Hyundai Glovis, started listing heavily on Sunday morning after it departed Port of Brunswick, headed for Baltimore.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.


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