The South Korean car carrier Golden Ray was disabled, overturned and has caught fire near Brunswick, Georgia, the U.S. on September 8, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Twenty people have been safely removed from the ship, and the Coast Guard said it is working with local partners to locate the four crew still missing from the 656-foot vehicle carrier, MV Golden Ray.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston was notified by the Glynn County 911 dispatch that the 656-foot ship had capsized in St. Simons Sound. They issued an urgent marine broadcast, launched multiple Coast Guard assets and closed the port to commercial traffic.

Also assisting in the response are the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Moran Towing, SeaTow, Brunswick Bar Pilots Association and the Glynn County Fire Department.

An emergency safety zone has been established to prevent vessels from operating within 0.5 miles of the Marshall-Islands-flagged Golden Ray, which is laid over on its side near the Port of Brunswick.

The cause of the incident is under investigation, the Coast Guard said.

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