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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 02:35 PM

4 Crew Members Are Found Alive After Cargo Ship Overturns Off Georgia

4 Crew Members Are Found Alive After Cargo Ship Overturns Off Georgia

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/08/us/cargo-ship-st-simons-georgia.html

The crew members had been trapped on the Golden Ray, a 656-foot vehicle carrier that overturned early Sunday.
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By Derrick Bryson Taylor

Published Sept. 8, 2019
Updated Sept. 9, 2019, 2:20 p.m. ET


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However, the Coast Guard said on Twitter that the conditions of the four were unknown and that rescuers were drilling a hole to deliver supplies.

Salvage crews were developing an “extraction plan” to rescue the four crew members, the Coast Guard said in a separate tweet, adding, “This is a slow, but safe process.”

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Video of the rescue efforts that the Coast Guard posted on Twitter showed at least three crew members working on the side of the overturned ship.

#BreakingNews Salvage crews have have made contact with crew members in the #GoldenRay. Conditions unknown. Extraction being planned. #HappeningNow pic.twitter.com/wPdKfgqBdN
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) September 9, 2019

Rescuers faced a communication barrier with the South Korean crew members, but “the early indication is they are on board and O.K.,” Lt. Lloyd Heflin of the Coast Guard told The Associated Press.

The four crew members were in the engine room, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry told The A.P. in a statement. Ten South Koreans, 13 Filipinos and one American pilot were on the ship when the disaster occurred, the ministry said.

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During integrity tests of the ship on Sunday evening, rescue crews had “heard noises coming from the ship,” which offered hope, Petty Officer First Class Luke Clayton said on Monday morning.

Petty Officer Clayton said that crews had heard “metallic sounds” and added that, given the position of the ship, things might have been shifting inside.

No fuel was leaking from the vessel, but the authorities were continuing to investigate. “We know there’s fuel on board, and we just want to make sure it’s not a hazard to the water,” Petty Officer Third Class Ryan Dickinson said.

The vessel had stopped smoking, but the authorities could not be certain if the fire had been extinguished without getting into the vessel, he said.

.@USCG and salvage crews are currently trying to access the #GoldenRay near #StSimonsSound via rescue helicopter. #HappeningNow #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/1Uhr67peSM
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) September 9, 2019

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marble falls Monday OP
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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 02:52 PM

1. Great news

Thanks

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 03:24 PM

2. There's a lot of sanctuaries - temporary to different degrees - on a ship. In the Navy we were ...

taught not to give up either as a rescuer or rescued, to keep banging on a pipe or the hull and to keep listening for it.

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