Humanitarian Aid

Video: Coast Guardsmen Hoist Cargo Ship Crew to Safety

Sept. 9, 2019

An MH-65 Dolphin aircrew from  Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., hoists crew members from the 656-foot vehicle carrier Golden Ray after the vessel became hard aground in the St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, Ga., Sept. 8, 2019. The Coast Guard and multiple port partners have rescued 20 people and are working to extricate four others. 

A helicopter flies above a ship on its side.
Helicopter Support
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter hovers above the Golden Ray cargo vessel during rescue operations in St. Simons Sound, Ga, Sept. 8, 2019. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watch standers were notified of the 656-foot vehicle carrier listing heavily with 24 people on board.
Photo By: Coast Guard
VIRIN: 190908-G-ZZZ99-001C
The Golden Ray cargo ships lists to one side.
Golden Ray
The Golden Ray cargo vessel with a fire on board lists to one side in St. Simons Sound, Ga., Sept. 8, 2019. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watch standers were notified of the 656-foot vehicle carrier listing heavily with 24 people on board.
Photo By: Coast Guard
VIRIN: 190908-G-GO107-1002C
A large cargo ship lists on one side.
Rescue Crew
A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew and port partners respond to a disabled cargo vessel with a fire on board in St. Simons Sound, Ga., Sept. 8, 2019. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watch standers were notified of the 656-foot vehicle carrier Golden Ray listing heavily with 24 people on board.
Photo By: Coast Guard
VIRIN: 190908-G-GO107-1001C

Video by U.S. Coast Guard