The Port of Brunswick, Ga., was shut Sunday early morning as the united state Coast Guard and also port companions looked for 4 staff participants aboard a handicapped freight vessel with a fire on board inSt Simons Sound, Brunswick, Georgia.
At around 2 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders were alerted by the Glynn County 911 send off that the M/V Golden Ray had actually tipped over in theSt Simons Sound. The watchstanders quickly released an immediate aquatic info program and also routed the launch of several Coast Guard properties.
As of 10.15 a.m., the Coast Guard stated that 20 individuals had actually been securely eliminated and also 4 individuals continued to be unaccounted for on the 656-foot lorry provider, which has a team of 23 yet additionally had a pilot aboard.
The vessel was reported as detailing greatly in theSt Simons Sound.
According to the Equasis information base, the 2017-built, Marshall Islands signed up Golden Ray is handled by Hyundai Glovis of Seoul, South Korea
The vessel’s master and also primary designer are helping authorities and also salvage groups to create strategies to maintain the vessel and also proceed rescue initiatives. Coast Guard devices associated with the reaction:
The Port of Brunswick Captain of the Port (COTP) has actually developed an emergency situation security area inSt Simons Sound. Vessels are not licensed within 0.5 miles of the M/V Golden Ray, which is laid over on its side.
In enhancement to the Coast Guard, additionally helping in the reaction are the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Moran Towing, SeaTow, Brunswick Bar Pilots Association, and also the Glynn County Fire Department.
The reason for the occurrence is under examination.
UPDATE: The Coast Guard is making strategies go remove 4 staff participants discovered active inside the ship