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All four South Korean crew members rescued from capsized vessel off US coast

Last update: 10/09/2019
WASHINGTON, Sept 10 -- All four South Korean crew members trapped inside a capsized vessel off the United States (US) east coast were rescued Monday, Yonhap news agency reported, quoting the US Coast Guard.

News of the rescue came more than 30 hours after the Golden Ray cargo vessel flipped onto its side as it left the Port of Brunswick, Georgia, on Sunday.

Three were rescued first in "relatively good" condition and taken to a hospital for emergency medical care, Capt. John Reed of the Coast Guard said at a press briefing near the site of the incident.

The fourth was stuck behind glass in the engineering compartment, but also rescued shortly afterward, according to the Coast Guard.

"USCG and rescue crews have extracted the final #GoldenRay crew member safely. All crew members are accounted for. Operations will now shift fully to environmental protection, removing the vessel and resuming commerce," it wrote in a tweet.

An investigation is under way to determine the exact cause of the incident.

Twenty others were rescued Sunday.


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