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UPDATE 1-U.S. rescues three crew members from S.Korean cargo ship

Reuters Washington DC
Updated: 10-09-2019 01:59 IST
UPDATE 1-U.S. rescues three crew members from S.Korean cargo ship

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Rescue workers on Monday rescued three of four missing crew members from a South Korean cargo vessel that flipped on its side off the coast of Georgia by cutting a hole in the vessel's hull, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The fourth missing crew member was in a more complicated location inside the ship, USCG Captain John Reed told a live-streamed news conference. "Their condition is relatively good for having spent 34 or 35 hours in the conditions they're in," Reed said of the three rescued members.

Salvage crews made contact with the missing crew members on Monday morning and drilled a hole through the ship's hull to deliver food and water to them, Reed said. Helicopters rescued 20 crew members from the 656-foot (200-meter) Golden Ray on Sunday after it became disabled, began listing and eventually fell helplessly on its side in St. Simons Sound, near Brunswick, Georgia, the Coast Guard said in a statement.

The ship had previously called at the Port of Brunswick, Georgia, and was headed to Baltimore, according to the Vessel Finder website. The carrier was built in 2017 and was sailing under the flag of the Marshall Islands, it said.

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COUNTRY : United States