ST. SIMONS, GA. (THECOUNT) — The cargo vessel, Golden Ray, has rolled over on its side on St. Simons Island, in St Simons, Georgia, according to the Coast Guard.

Golden Ray boasts a gross tonnage of 71178 and a deadweight of 20995 tons. Her overall length overall breadth extreme is 199.95m × 25.4m. The vessel was built in 2017.


USCGSoutheast via Twitter:

“@USCGSoutheast: #Update Evacuations of the Golden Ray’s crew continue. All vessel traffic in the Port of Brunswick is currently suspended unless approved by the @USCG Captain of the Port. #HappeningNow”

Crews have arrived and they evacuated all crew members, reports ActionNewsJax.


Geo quick facts: St. Simons is an island off the Georgia coast. It’s known for its salt marshes and sandy stretches like East Beach. A museum traces the history of St. Simons Lighthouse, rebuilt in 1872 after it was destroyed in the Civil War. Anglers fish off nearby St. Simons Pier, which offers views of Jekyll Island and migrating whales. North, boats travel to Little St. Simons Island, home to birds like spoonbills and gannets – wikipedia.