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Four crew members missing after cargo ship overturns, catches fire off Georgia coast

2019-09-08

Twenty people were evacuated from he Golden Ray cargo ship, but four are still missing. (U.S. Coast Guard)

A cargo ship with 24 people aboard capsized early Sunday morning near the Georgia coast.

The Coast Guard received a 911 call around 2 a.m. Sunday.
The Coast Guard received a 911 call around 2 a.m. Sunday. (U.S. Coast Guard)

The Coast Guard received a 911 call around 2 a.m. for the Golden Ray cargo ship and the 23 crew members and one pilot aboard, officials said.

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It’s unclear what caused the 656-foot-long, 106-foot-wide ship, which had just left Colonels Island Terminal, to overturn.

Four of the 23 people on board were still missing as of around 1 p.m. Sunday. The other 20 people were rescue safely.

Several Coast Guard units, the Marine Safety Unit Savannah and the Salvage Engineering Response Team are all assisting in the search.

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