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Coast Guard makes contact with 4 missing crew members inside overturned cargo ship
Coast Guard makes contact with 4 missing crew members inside overturned cargo ship, rescue planned
FOX 5 Atlanta
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The Coast Guard says they have been able to make contact with crew members trapped inside a cargo ship after their vessel overturned and caught fire.
Officials said that salvage crews have made contact with at least the four missing crew members inside the Golden Ray. An extraction is being planned, though officials say the crew members' conditions are unknown.
According to South Korea's Foreign Ministry, the four crew members are in the engine room of their overturned cargo ship awaiting help from a U.S. Coast Guard rescue team.
The foreign ministry's statement also says the fire that prevented a rescue attempt is now extinguished. Coast Guard Lt. Kit Pace said Monday that rescuers have been able to board the ship.
The statement says 10 South Koreans, 13 Filipinos were on board, along with a U.S. harbor pilot, when the Golden Ray began tilting over in the shipping channel. The Hyundai Glovis company uses Georgia's Port of Brunswick to ship Kia and Hyundai vehicles along with other cars.