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US rescues four trapped Crew from stricken Car Carrier

The four seafarers that were unaccounted for after the
car carrier Golden Ray capsized near Brunswick, Georgia, have been pulled to

The U.S. Coast Guard and salvage crews extracted the
four crew members on Monday in St. Simons Sound and transported them to Glenn
County EMS for further medical evaluation.
After inspecting the vessel’s hull earlier on September
9, the salvage crews confirmed that the remaining four crew were still alive
inside the Golden Ray and an extraction plan was developed to safely rescue
Three crew members were extracted from the vessel at
around 3 p.m. (local time) and the fourth and final seafarer was extracted at
5:50 p.m.

The Port of Brunswick Captain of the Port (COTP) has
established an emergency safety zone in St. Simons Sound. Vessels are not
authorized within 5 miles of the Golden Ray, which is laid over on its side.
The operations have been completely shifted to
environmental protection, removing the vessel safely and resuming commerce.
The South Korean car carrier started listing heavily
after it became disabled on September 8. At the time, the 20,995 dwt Golden Ray
was on bound for the Middle East with a cargo of about 4,000 cars.
World Maritime News

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