Skip to comments.Four Missing as Car Carrier Capsizes at Port of Brunswick, Georgia
Posted on 09/08/2019 4:31:46 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
The U.S. Coast Guard said it was notified at approximately 2 a.m. on Sunday that the 656-foot vehicle carrier Golden Ray was disabled and listing heavily with a fire on board in the St. Simons Sound. The ship had a total of 24 people on board, including 23 crew members and 1 pilot.
(Excerpt) Read more at gcaptain.com ...
AIS ship tracking data shows the Marshall Islands-flagged Golden Ray was outbound from the port when it became disabled. The ship has a destination of Baltimore.
We need car-carrier control. Those assault car carriers are really deadly. Why should a car carrier be allowed to carry so many cars. Isn’t one enough? And were those sacred environmental cars? Or were they the devils gas guzzlers?
A lot of questions to ask. Never mind the answers. The seriousness of the questions is what we should be concerned abot.
On the bright side, I know where you can get a Mercedes really cheap.
It rolled over on it’s side. If it had “capsized” more people would have died.
RORO...Roll on Roll off ships are notoriously unstable. Most sailors call them Roll on Roll over. Prayers for the families of the brave sailors who have been lost.
Soon environmental terrorists will claim, like Antifa, that the sinking of ships delivering vehicles with internal combustion engines is morally justifiable.
For real. It’s a shame but these cars will probably be scrapped due to potential liability. I hope they find the missing sailors.
its weird when people want to draw nearly meaningless lines in the sand, only to be completely wrong.
I wonder if they will destroy all the cars aboard ?
I remember there was some other car carrier ship that was angled like this and they scrapped every single car on the ship even though they were probably perfectly fine.
None of the parts were allowed to be reused.
They are hinting that the ship hit a sandbar while passing another ship coming into the harbor.
I guess I was being too technical by critisizing nautical terms. I was just making a point that thank God it didn’t roll over. Or did it?
Another article says it’s a two year old ship owned by Hyundai.
.....”The Golden Ray was attempting to turn right out of the port and move into the open ocean when it began listing heavily to its right side before rolling over on its left side, said Commander John Reed of Coast Guard Sector Charleston.” ....hmmmm...wonder if this old salt had to say “right” and “left” side instead of “starboard” and “port” side...so the journalists [sic] would understand what he was talking about....splice the mainbrace...!! (USN...1961-1967...)
Don’t know where the nearest Hyundai plant is located...
but there is a huge Kia plant in Lagrange, Ga.
Did a Tesla spontaneously combust?
That is “sunk”. Good thing it didn’t happen in deeper water.
Yeah. That’s why I’ve always been a landlubber. There’s a lot of big fish with big sharp teeth out there.
I don’t understand the reported heavy list to starboard followed by a keel-over to the port side.
I also don’t understand leaving port in Brunswick, Ga. headed for a port in Baltimore, Md.
I thought that was prohibited by the Jones Act.
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