#AceNewsReport – Sept.10: Salvage crews were transported by Coast Guard to the vessel at 8:22 a.m. to assess the vessel’s hull and at approximately 1 p.m., Monday, it was confirmed the remaining four crew members were still alive inside the Golden Ray and an extraction plan was developed to safely rescue them: Three crew members were safely extracted from the vessel at approximately 3 p.m. and the fourth and final crew member was safely extracted at 5:50 p.m.
|News Release||U.S. Coast Guard 7th District PA Detachment Jacksonville||Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Jacksonville
Coast Guard, salvage crews rescue remaining Golden Ray crew members in St. Simon Sound
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Coast Guard units and partner agencies involved in the response:
- Two Coast Guard Station Brunswick Response Boat crews
- Two Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews
- Coast Guard Cutter Heron launched to assist
- Coast Guard Sector Charleston
- Marine Safety Unit Savannah
- Coast Guard Salvage Engineering Response Team (SERT)
- Georgia Department of Natural Resources
- Moran Towing
- Brunswick Bar Pilots Association
- Glynn County Fire Department
- Other response teams
The Port of Brunswick Captain of the Port (COTP) has established an emergency safety zone in St. Simons Sound. Vessels are not authorised within .5 miles of the Golden Ray, which is laid over on its side: The Coast Guard has shifted operations completely to environmental protection, removing the vessel safely and resuming commerce.
#AceNewsDesk reports ……………….Published: Sept.10: 2019:
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