M/V Golden Ray - capsized car carrier near Brunswick, GA

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  1. atallen

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    This has been really interesting to try and follow the past 36 hours. While 4 crew remained missing initially, this morning the USCG was able to make contact with them in the vessel's engine room and all 4 were confirmed alive and doing OK. The salvage of this one is going to be a fascinating undertaking, especially as all cargo will have to be surveyed to determine what's broken free from the lashings and how the stability is affected.

    The Port of Brunswick being closed for any significant amount of time presents a pretty significant challenge to the auto import/export industry. It's one of the largest vehicle processing ports in the US by volume, which averages out to about 1600 vehicles per day.
     
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    That's one helluva sight to see...that's for sure!
     
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    Brunswick Harbor and the channel is maintained to be 30 feet deep x 400 feet wide through St. Simon's Sound. The August 22nd survey of the area shows that portion of the channel to be about 32.5 ft in the few feet along the southern edge of the channel down to about 50 ft on the northern edge. The vessel's last reported draft was 31.17 ft (9.5m).
     
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    Someone's insurance rate is about to go up.
     
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    Someone wearing a captain's hat is about to start looking for a new profession...
     
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    Icebergs?

    Yeah, pretty crazy. Glad it appears the other four are okay and they’re trying to cut them out. Very Poseidon Adventure!
     
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    They got three of them out and are in contact with the last guy. They expect to have him out pretty soon.
     
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    Glad it seems all the crew will be OK. Watching various news clips about this though, it's like fingernails on a chalkboard each time they talk about the "boat"....
     
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    The USCG doesnt get enough credit for what they do and the lives they save.
     
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    Maybe not so fast PV. When ships are in a channel like that there usually a pilot aboard who takes control and command of the vessel
     
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    Not very deep in most of that area. I've ridden jet skis around there a few times.
     
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    It was a joke. Since the ship was just loaded with cars and then capsized (or would have if the sound was deeper), my guess is that it'll be on whoever loaded it and not the captain, even though he (or she) is responsible for whatever is on the ship.

    Oh and they got the last crew member out and apparently there is no hazardous material, like fuel or oil leaking from it (yet), so good news all around.
     
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    Maybe not so fast yourself. These Pilots just happen to be... get this... licensed captains!;)
     
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    Huh? You think these pilots are pretty much just captains? I beg to differ.

    At least the guys working the Mississippi around New Orleans are made of some remarkable stuff.
     
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    So glad to hear, they should be able to get every single last mariner safely off this vessel. Very cool.

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    But otherwise, this could be bad news for Americans. These Hyundais were bound from the assembly facility south of Montgomery, for export I am told. Now, they're liable to show up on used car lots in the USA, no better and no worse than the average Hyundai found there. After all, what's a little salt water immersion - and so what if a couple other vehicles lay atop yours for a while? :^)
     

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