Cargo vessel overturns off the coast of Georgia

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Four crew members are unaccounted for after a cargo vessel overturned Sunday morning off the coast of Georgia.

The Golden Ray was turning in the St. Simons Sound around 2 am when it starting leaning over on the port side.

A total of 24 people were on board at the time and 20 were rescued.

The coast guard says the black smoke and flames coming out of the cargo hold made it unsafe for crews to continue searching for the remaining four individuals on board.

Smoke is no longer seen coming from the vessel but the ship is continuing to shift, making it unstable.

The coast guard is working to stabilize the vessel so they can resume rescue efforts.

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