Golden Ray cargo ship overturned in the seaPicture copyright
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Authorities have launched an investigation into why the vessel overturned

The US Coastguard has made contact with 4 lacking crew members of a cargo ship that capsized off the coast of the state of Georgia on Sunday.

Automobile provider the Golden Ray overturned early on Sunday morning after leaving the port of Brunswick.

Authorities managed to rescue 20 of the crew, however have been reportedly pressured again by fireplace, smoke and unstable cargo.

These remaining on board are all South Korean nationals, the nation’s overseas ministry stated.

Rescuers have now made contact with these crew members nonetheless aboard the Golden Ray and are planning an extraction, the US Coastguard has tweeted.

Footage from the scene reveals a US coastguard helicopter landing on the heavily listing Golden Ray, and rescue teams assessing whether they can enter the ship through the hull.

Six South Koreans, 13 Filipinos and the US ship pilot have been evacuated from the vessel on Sunday, South Korea’s overseas ministry reportedly stated.

In response to MarineTraffic.com, the Golden Ray was en route to Baltimore. The ship was in-built 2017 and was reportedly carrying greater than 4,000 automobiles when it tipped over.

No different ship is allowed inside half a mile (0.8km) of the Golden Ray underneath an emergency security zone arrange by the coastguard.

The reason for the ship’s capsize is under investigation, a coastguard information launch said. The Nationwide Transportation Security Board has assigned two investigators to assist.

Golden Ray is owned by the Hyundai Glovis logistics firm and operates underneath a Marshall Islands flag.

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