USCG to livestream public hearing for Golden Ray capsizing

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The US Coast Guard, National Transportation Safety Board, Republic of Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator, and the Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal are scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing starting 14 September to consider evidence related to the capsizing of the Hyundai Gloves car carrier Golden Ray which capsized off Georgia in September 2019

The hearing will be broadcast live, as well as recorded, to ensure public access and participation with the proceedings. Due to ongoing risk mitigation efforts during the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, physical public and media attendance is not permitted instead the hearing will be streamed live each day at https://livestream.com/USCGinvestigations.

The formal hearing is scheduled to convene daily at 10:30 a.m. EST, 14 September through to 18 September and to reconvene on 21 and 22 September.

The hearing will focus on the condition of the ship prior to and at the time of the casualty. It will also focus on the ship, owner, and operator organisational structures and culture, the regulatory compliance record of the vessel, and the loading process for the port of Brunswick.

The capsizing of Golden Ray and a subsequent fire occurred off the coast of St. Simons Island on 8 September 2019.

The USCG has established an email address for the public and interested parties to provide information, ask questions, and make comments related to the ongoing investigation and scheduled hearing. This email will be checked regularly and all correspondence will be acknowledged. The email address is USCGGoldenRay@gmail.com.

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