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    Freighter capsizes in Coastal GA

    We saw this freighter coming over the bridge leaving the beach yesterday...something about it looked off... well it turns out it capsized early this morning...

    I hopped over to the St. Simons pier to gawk and take some photos. Crazy stuff. There are 4 remaining crew members trapped inside. Hopefully they get rescued soon.














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    freighter
    Where is the freight ?

    I thought freighters only fell over when (fully)over loaded that one looks remarkably devoid of freight.
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    Inside. These are typically auto freighters in this area (Brunswick, GA).

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    These are typically auto freighters in this area
    Oh dear, that's not gonna end well - I do hope they get the people off obviously

    Sounds like it wasn't 'packed' well or it had a leak.

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    Being trapped in that is about the most frightening scenario I can think of. I hope they’re rescued safely and soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    Being trapped in that is about the most frightening scenario I can think of. I hope they’re rescued safely and soon.
    Thank goodness, they were. Have to agree with the sentiment. All dark and nowhere to go is not my idea of fun! I will be curious as to the cause. You don't see them do that too often!

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    What a mess. I'm glad the people are OK.
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