Coast Guard Drills Through Hull: 4 ‘OK’ Inside Cargo Ship

Rescuers are communicating with the trapped sailors through a hole they drilled, but getting them out poses difficult technical challenges.

  • Published 9 September 2019

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Coast Guard rescuers made contact with four South Korean crew members trapped inside a massive cargo ship, by rappelling down the side and drilling a hole through the hull. The rescuers indicated that all four missing crew members "are on board and OK," Lt. Lloyd Heflin told The Associated Press. They are communicating with the trapped sailors through the hole they drilled, but getting them out poses difficult technical… Read at AP News