SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean cargo vessel carrying about four,000 vehicles sure for the Center East was itemizing closely on Sunday off the coast of the southern U.S. state of Georgia, an official of operator Hyundai Glovis stated.
The U.S. Coast Guard stated a pilot and 23 crew have been aboard the Golden Ray when it overturned in St. Simons Sound and 20 folks had been rescued.
Rescue groups have been looking for 4 crew members believed to be contained in the engine room of the vessel, the corporate and South Korea’s international ministry stated.
The rescued included six South Koreans, 13 Philippines nationals and the American pilot, the international ministry stated.
The vehicles on the ship represented marques resembling Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, the corporate official, who requested to not be recognized due to the sensitivity of the matter, stated on Monday.
“We’re making rescue of crew members as our prime precedence. After that we’ll examine any harm on cargo,” the official stated.
The Vessel Finder web site stated the ship had not too long ago referred to as on the Port of Brunswick and was headed to Baltimore. The provider was inbuilt 2017 and was crusing below the flag of the Marshall Islands, based on the web site.
The Golden Ray has a capability to hold 6,933 automobiles based on the Glovis web site.
Reporting by Ju-min Park and Sangmi Cha; Extra reporting by Sharon Bernstein in SACRAMENTO; Modifying by Clarence Fernandez and Darren Schuettler