Coast Guard responds to smoke coming from overturned cargo ship Sunday

Georgia News

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) – Officials responded to white smoke rising from an overturned cargo ship off of Georgia’s coast Sunday morning.

Unified Command said officials began working on the situation at around 8:30 a.m. after crews noticed smoke coming from the ship. It took a few hours to get it under control.

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There are no signs of impact from another vessel, and commercial traffic has not been affected. Officials said they will monitor the situation throughout Sunday evening and have a tug with firefighting capabilities standing by.

There is an estimated 50,000 gallons of fuel on the vessel.

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