Rescuers searching for 4 crew members after 650-foot cargo ship catches fire, capsizes off Georgia coast

first_imgU.S. Coast Guard(BRUNSWICK, Ga.) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for four crew members after a cargo ship caught fire and capsized off the coast of Georgia.Twenty people have been safely removed from a 656-foot vessel named the Golden Ray after it became disabled on the St. Simons Sound off the coast of Brunswick, Georgia, around 2 a.m. Sunday, Coast Guard officials said in a release.The number of people on board included 23 crew members and one pilot, four of whom have not been accounted for.The cargo ship is currently “listing heavily” on the sound, according to the Coast Guard. Images show the carrier lying on its side on the water.The Port of Brunswick has been closed for the search, and vessels are not permitted within half a mile of the overturned ship, which is visible from shore.The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Moran Towing, SeaTow, Brunswick Bar Pilots Association and Glynn County Fire Department are assisting in the search.It was not clear what caused the boat to list or whether any of the rescued crew were injured.Additional details were not immediately available.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Marshall County sewers will be reviewed for improvements

first_img (“Same flooded manhole, different channel” by WhosThisValGirl, CC BY-ND 2.0) The Marshall County Council is expected to take steps soon to repair the county’s failing sewer system.The issues came to light after a report in April that showed inadequate systems.ABC 57 reports the council is expected to vote soon to take the first steps in addressing the problem. Many older homes have failing septic systems with no room to install a new one when they fail.The council hopes to conduct a study about the area to preemptively attack the problem. The Marshall County Health Department will fund the $45,000 study from their budget, and the process is expected to take 4 to 6 months. Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – June 12, 2019 0 385 Google+ Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Marshall County sewers will be reviewed for improvements Facebook IndianaLocal Facebook Pinterest Previous articleAssessment grant will benefit several area countiesNext articleSinger-Songwriter Howard Jones talks to MNC about his new album Tommie Leelast_img read more

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