Four crew members missing after cargo ship flips near St. Simons Island

VIDEO: Cargo ship overturns off Georgia coast

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — The U.S. Coast Guard is working to rescue crew members of a cargo ship that overturned on its side in Glynn County.

The "Golden Ray" flipped near St. Simons Island around 2 a.m. on Sunday Morning, according to the Georgia Ports Authority. The call initially came in as a ship that had capsized.

The Coast Guard said 20 people have been safely rescued, but four people remain unaccounted for. There is also a fire on board.

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The ship had 24 people aboard, including 23 crew members and a pilot from the Brunswick area.

Channel 2 Action News' sister station Action News Jax has a reporter at the scene following the rescue efforts. All traffic into the Port of Brunswick has been suspended.

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The Golden Ray is a vehicle carrier ship and had approximately 4,200 vehicles on board, according to Georgia Ports Authority.

Channel 2 Action News' sister station Action News Jax has a reporter at the scene following the rescue efforts. All traffic into the Port of Brunswick has been suspended.

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