Specifically, the car carrier 'Golden Ray' capsized in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Georgia. Following the incident, the USCG stated that 20 people were rescued from the vessel, while four were missing.
Throughout the rescue operation, the USCG was updating the whole process through its twitter account, informing all those interested on the evolution of the operation.
Firstly, the salvage crews managed to make contact with the captured crewmembers and tried to conclude to a plan of extracting them. Then, the salvage team rescued one by one the crewmembers and transmitted them to Glenn County Sheriff's Office-Office of Emergency Services, to be treated.
When rescuing the remaining four, the USCG Capt. John Reed, the incident commander who was personally on the scene, commented
Thank you so much. That was amazing. The best day of my career, because you guys did that.
Later on, after saving all the crewmembers, the coast guard added that they would now focus on environmental protection, removing the vessel and resuming commence.