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Salvage experts to haul overturned cargo ship away in pieces

Oct. 12, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Marine salvage experts seeking to remove an overturned cargo ship close to Georgia's seacoast say they will haul it away in pieces because it cannot be safely righted and refloated intact. Their Unified Command said in a statement Saturday that the hull of the 656-foot (200-meter)...

Georgia hunter charged with shooting teen he mistook as deer

Oct. 9, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man is accused of fatally shooting a teenager he mistook for a deer while they were hunting illegally. The Brunswick News reports 32-year-old Hector Romero-Hernandez and 17-year-old Bobby Lee Lane were hunting out of season last month when Romero-Hernandez said he thought...

Scientists link 21 beached pilot whales dead in Georgia, SC

Sep. 30, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Scientists say they have linked four pilot whales found dead on the coast of South Carolina with 17 whales of the same species that died days earlier after beaching themselves in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Monday that photographs of...

Crews start removing fuel from overturned ship in Georgia

Sep. 27, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Officials have begun removing fuel from the tanks of an overturned cargo ship on the Georgia coast, where leaking oil has reached some marshes and beaches. The South Korean ship Golden Ray capsized in the St. Simons Sound on Sept. 8 after leaving the Port of Brunswick. Chris Graff of...

Oh deer! Georgia woman pumping gas kicked in head by deer

Sep. 27, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Georgia woman went to fill up her gas tank before work when a deer leaped over her head, kicking her in the process. Lynda Tennent told WJXT-TV she was pumping gas in Brunswick, Georgia, on Wednesday when the incident occurred. Tennent says she thought she was being robbed. The...

Oil from capsized ship washes ashore along the Georgia coast

Sep. 24, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say oil from an overturned cargo ship has reached several parts of Georgia's shoreline, leaving a sheen in marshes and oiled debris on beaches. State and federal authorities overseeing the cleanup say crews have been working to clean up the oil at Quarantine Beach...

Georgia port reopens 4 days after overturned ship closed it

Sep. 12, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia seaport that shut down when a cargo ship overturned while returning to sea was allowed to reopen Thursday after the Coast Guard agreed it was safe for vessels to slowly sail one by one past the capsized freighter. The decision to open the shipping channel to the Port of...

Experts: Source of imbalance is key to why ship overturned

Sep. 11, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — As authorities try to answer why a cargo ship carrying 4,200 vehicles overturned on the Georgia coast, maritime experts say investigators will be looking for shifting cargo or other problems that upset the giant vessel's balance enough to make it fall onto its side. The U.S. Coast...

The Latest: Removing overturned ship could take months

Sep. 11, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on an overturned cargo ship off the coast of Georgia (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Coast Guard officer says it could take "weeks, if not months" to remove a cargo ship that overturned while heading to sea from a port on the Georgia coast. Coast Guard...

'Rescue of a lifetime': 4 pulled safely from overturned ship

Sep. 10, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Four crew members trapped in the bowels of an overturned cargo ship waited for nearly 36 hours in pitch darkness and oven-like heat, perched on pipes and railings above deep water before they were pulled to safety, rescue coordinators said Tuesday. The South Korean sailors emerged...