WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard late Monday extracted the last of four South Korean crew members who had been trapped in an overturned cargo ship off the coast of Georgia since the weekend.
“Rescue crews have extracted the final #GoldenRay crew member safely. All crew members are accounted for,” the Coast Guard posted on Twitter.
The four South Korean nationals had been trapped on the Golden Ray vessel after the ship tilted onto its side Saturday night near the port of Brunswick, in the state of Georgia, according to the South Korean Foreign Ministry.
On Monday the Coast Guard had been working to rescue the remaining crew members in what they said was a “slow, but safe process.” They are now all with emergency services and receiving medical care.
Twenty people onboard the Golden Ray were rescued after the vessel overturned Saturday.
The cause of the accident is not yet clear.
The boat is owned by South Korean logistics firm Hyundai Glovis and was built in 2017.
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