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Four Missing as Car Carrier Capsizes at Port of Brunswick, Georgia

The U.S. Coast Guard and multiple agencies are responding after car carrier became disabled and capsized with a fire on board Sunday morning, 8 Sep, in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Georgia.

A search is underway for four missing people.

The U.S. Coast Guard said it was notified at approximately 2 a.m. on Sunday that the 656-foot vehicle carrier Golden Ray was disabled and listing heavily with a fire on board in the St. Simons Sound. The ship had a total of 24 people on board, including 23 crew members and 1 pilot.

The Coast Guard reported on Twitter that it and other agencies had multiple rescue assets on scene and were in process of evacuating crew members from the vessel.

Currently, 20 people have been safely removed and four people remain unaccounted for.

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