>>>FATHER OR MOTHER>>>FATHER OR MOTHER>>>FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS, THE>>>FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS, THE U.S. COAST GUARD HAS MADE U.S. COAST GUARD HAS MADE CONTACT WITH CREW MEMBERS ON THE CONTACT WITH CREW MEMBERS ON THE MASSIVE CAR KBOE SHIP THAT MASSIVE CAR KBOE SHIP THAT CAUGHT FIRE OFF THE COAST OF CAUGHT FIRE OFF THE COAST OF GEORGIA. GEORGIA. RON MOTT HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS RON MOTT HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY IN GEORGIA. STORY IN GEORGIA. WHAT DO WE KNOW RIGHT NOW? WHAT DO WE KNOW RIGHT NOW?>>Reporter: THEY HAVE MADE>>Reporter: THEY HAVE MADE CONTACT WITH THE FOUR CREW CONTACT WITH THE FOUR CREW MEMBERS WHO ARE BELIEVED TRAPPED MEMBERS WHO ARE BELIEVED TRAPPED IN AND AROUND THE ENGINE ROOM OF IN AND AROUND THE ENGINE ROOM OF THE SHIP, ALL ALIVE. THE SHIP, ALL ALIVE. THAT’S GREAT NEWS AND TENDS TO THAT’S GREAT NEWS AND TENDS TO TAKE DOWN THE EMOTION. TAKE DOWN THE EMOTION. WE SAW IT, IF WE WANT TO GET TO WE SAW IT, IF WE WANT TO GET TO THESE CREW MEMBERS AS QUICKLY AS THESE CREW MEMBERS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, THE FIRST SET OF POSSIBLE, THE FIRST SET OF RESCUERS, HELICOPTERED DOWN TO RESCUERS, HELICOPTERED DOWN TO THE SIDE OF THE SHIP AT 8:30 THE SIDE OF THE SHIP AT 8:30 EASTERN TIME THIS MORNING, CAME EASTERN TIME THIS MORNING, CAME BACK WITH ANOTHER CREW OF TWO, BACK WITH ANOTHER CREW OF TWO, AND THEN A THIRD, LOWERED INTO AND THEN A THIRD, LOWERED INTO THE SHIP. THE SHIP. THEY DRILLED A HOLE INTO THE THEY DRILLED A HOLE INTO THE HULL, AND WE BELIEVE THAT IS HOW HULL, AND WE BELIEVE THAT IS HOW THEY’RE GOING TO EXTRACT THESE THEY’RE GOING TO EXTRACT THESE FOUR CREW MEMBERS. FOUR CREW MEMBERS. SO AT THIS HOUR, CRAIG, WE SO AT THIS HOUR, CRAIG, WE BELIEVE NINE SOULS IN ALL ON THE BELIEVE NINE SOULS IN ALL ON THE SHIP, THE RESCUERS HAVE THE FOUR SHIP, THE RESCUERS HAVE THE FOUR CREW MEMBERS. CREW MEMBERS. THE INVESTIGATION WILL UNFOLD IN THE INVESTIGATION WILL UNFOLD IN THE DAYS AND PERHAPS WEEKS. THE DAYS AND PERHAPS WEEKS. WHAT WE UNDERSTAND, THE 20 WHO WHAT WE UNDERSTAND, THE 20 WHO WERE RESCUED YESTERDAY OUT OF WERE RESCUED YESTERDAY OUT OF THE 24 TOTAL ON THE SHIP, WAS AN THE 24 TOTAL ON THE SHIP, WAS AN AMERICAN MARITIME PILOT. AMERICAN MARITIME PILOT. AND PILOTS HAVE TYPICALLY UNBORN AND PILOTS HAVE TYPICALLY UNBORN THESE VESSELS AS THEY APPROACH THESE VESSELS AS THEY APPROACH AND GO INTO PORT SO YOU HAVE AND GO INTO PORT SO YOU HAVE LOCAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE WATERS LOCAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE WATERS AND OBSTACLES IN THE LOCAL AND OBSTACLES IN THE LOCAL WEARS. WEARS. DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED HERE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED HERE BUT CLEARLY THE SHIP CAPSIZED BUT CLEARLY THE SHIP CAPSIZED AFTER, PERHAPS, STRIKING AFTER, PERHAPS, STRIKING SOMETHING, A SAND BAR OR SOMETHING, A SAND BAR OR SOMETHING, OF THAT NATURE. SOMETHING, OF THAT NATURE. IT IS ON ITS SIDE. IT IS ON ITS SIDE. BY THE TIME THEY GOT HERE SUNDAY BY THE TIME THEY GOT HERE SUNDAY IT WAS WELL TO 90 DEGREES. IT WAS WELL TO 90 DEGREES. SPENT A GOOD PORTION YESTERDAY SPENT A GOOD PORTION YESTERDAY PUSHING THE SHIP FURTHER ONTO PUSHING THE SHIP FURTHER ONTO THE BAR SO IT WAS MORE STABLE THE BAR SO IT WAS MORE STABLE FOR THE RESCUE TO UNFOLD FOR THE RESCUE TO UNFOLD YESTERDAY AND TODAY. YESTERDAY AND TODAY. THEY’RE TRYING TO COME UP WITH THEY’RE TRYING TO COME UP WITH PLAN OF HOW TO EXTRACT THE FOUR PLAN OF HOW TO EXTRACT THE FOUR CREW MEMBERS. CREW MEMBERS. WE’LL SEE HELICOPTERS AND WE WE’LL SEE HELICOPTERS AND WE KNOW THERE’S ACTION TO UNFOLD. KNOW THERE’S ACTION TO UNFOLD. BUT THAT’S THE LATEST AND THE BUT THAT’S THE LATEST AND THE BEST NEWS FOR THE FOUR CREW BEST NEWS FOR THE FOUR CREW MEMBERS ON THE SHIP. MEMBERS ON THE SHIP.>>THIS IS A SHIP THAT’S>>THIS IS A SHIP THAT’S 656 FEET LONG, 106 FEET WIDE. 656 FEET LONG, 106 FEET WIDE. IT IS A MASSIVE SHIP. IT IS A MASSIVE SHIP. THAT CAPSIZED IN ST. SIMONS THAT CAPSIZED IN ST. SIMONS SOUND IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS SOUND IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON SUNDAY. ON SUNDAY. RON, I KNOW WE PROBABLY DON’T RON, I KNOW WE PROBABLY DON’T HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF INFORMATION HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF INFORMATION JUST YET ABOUT THE CONDITION OF JUST YET ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE FOUR FOLKS WHO REMAIN, AGAIN THE FOUR FOLKS WHO REMAIN, AGAIN NINE ALL TOGETHER, FIVE NINE ALL TOGETHER, FIVE RESCUERS, FOUR CREW MEMBERS, DO RESCUERS, FOUR CREW MEMBERS, DO WE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HOW WE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HOW THEY’RE DOING? THEY’RE DOING?>>WE DO NOT.>>WE DO NOT. WE’VE GOT MULTIPLE CALLS INTO WE’VE GOT MULTIPLE CALLS INTO THE MEDIA RELATIONS FOLKS WITH THE MEDIA RELATIONS FOLKS WITH THE COAST GUARD. THE COAST GUARD. AS I WOULD IMAGINE THEY’VE GOT AS I WOULD IMAGINE THEY’VE GOT THEIR HANDS FULL. THEIR HANDS FULL. WE’VE NOT HAD A RETURN CALL FROM WE’VE NOT HAD A RETURN CALL FROM THEM BUT WE DO UNDERSTAND THAT THEM BUT WE DO UNDERSTAND THAT THE CONTACT WAS MADE SOMETIME THE CONTACT WAS MADE SOMETIME THIS MORNING. THIS MORNING. AND I BELIEVE WHEN I GOT INTO AND I BELIEVE WHEN I GOT INTO TOWN EARLY THIS MORNING AROUND TOWN EARLY THIS MORNING AROUND 1:00, UNBEKNOWNST TO ME, I MAY 1:00, UNBEKNOWNST TO ME, I MAY HAVE, IN FACT, RUN INTO SOME OF HAVE, IN FACT, RUN INTO SOME OF THE CREW MEMBERS AT THE HOTEL, THE CREW MEMBERS AT THE HOTEL, DID NOT KNOW WHO THEY WERE AT DID NOT KNOW WHO THEY WERE AT THAT HOUR. THAT HOUR. WE ARE HOPING TO HAVE A MEDIA WE ARE HOPING TO HAVE A MEDIA BRIEFING TO SORT OF EXPLAIN HOW BRIEFING TO SORT OF EXPLAIN HOW THIS HAPPENED, HOW THE RESCUE THIS HAPPENED, HOW THE RESCUE TOOK PLACE YESTERDAY, AND HOW TOOK PLACE YESTERDAY, AND HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THE — OFF THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THE — OFF BUT WERE UNABLE TO GET AT LEAST BUT WERE UNABLE TO GET AT LEAST FOUR NOW LOOKING FOR AND HOPING FOUR NOW LOOKING FOR AND HOPING TO GET TO THEM AS SOON AS TO GET TO THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. POSSIBLE. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE CONDITIONS ARE LIKE DOWN THERE, CONDITIONS ARE LIKE DOWN THERE, WHETHER THEY HAVE WATER, WHICH WHETHER THEY HAVE WATER, WHICH IS MOSTLY — GOING ON PROBABLY IS MOSTLY — GOING ON PROBABLY 30 HOURS OR SO, MAYBE LONGER 30 HOURS OR SO, MAYBE LONGER THAN THAT. THAN THAT. AND WE’RE IN A WAITING GAME AT AND WE’RE IN A WAITING GAME AT THIS POINT, CRAIG, TO SEE WHEN THIS POINT, CRAIG, TO SEE WHEN THE CHOPPERS ARE COMING BACK, THE CHOPPERS ARE COMING BACK, WHEN THEY’RE RADIOED TO COME WHEN THEY’RE RADIOED TO COME BACK IF THEY START PULLING THE BACK IF THEY START PULLING THE CREW MEMBERS OUT. CREW MEMBERS OUT.>>RON, WHILE WE’RE HAVING THIS>>RON, WHILE WE’RE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION, NOT SURE IF YOU’RE CONVERSATION, NOT SURE IF YOU’RE IN FRONT OF A TELEVISION BUT IN FRONT OF A TELEVISION BUT WE’VE GOT A LIVE PICTURE HERE WE’VE GOT A LIVE PICTURE HERE SHOWING THIS MASSIVE BOAT ON ITS SHOWING THIS MASSIVE BOAT ON ITS SIDE IN ST. SIMONS THERE IN THE SIDE IN ST. SIMONS THERE IN THE NEW BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA. NEW BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA. IT’S DIFFICULT TO SORT OF MAKE IT’S DIFFICULT TO SORT OF MAKE OUT PRECISELY WHAT’S HAPPENING OUT PRECISELY WHAT’S HAPPENING BUT WE SEE ONE BOAT, PRESUMABLY BUT WE SEE ONE BOAT, PRESUMABLY THIS IS ONE OF — OR THE RESCUE THIS IS ONE OF — OR THE RESCUE BOAT THAT’S WORKING THERE AND BOAT THAT’S WORKING THERE AND THEN OFF TO THE SIDE THERE’S THEN OFF TO THE SIDE THERE’S ANOTHER BOAT. ANOTHER BOAT. IT LOOKED LIKE A TUG BOAT THAT IT LOOKED LIKE A TUG BOAT THAT WAS IN POSITION THERE. WAS IN POSITION THERE. BUT, AGAIN, THIS IS A LIVE BUT, AGAIN, THIS IS A LIVE PICTURE OF THIS MASSIVE SHIP. PICTURE OF THIS MASSIVE SHIP. WE DO NOT CONTROL THIS CAMERA, WE DO NOT CONTROL THIS CAMERA, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, BUT THIS IS AS I UNDERSTAND IT, BUT THIS IS ST. SIMONS SOUND DOWN IN GEORGIA ST. SIMONS SOUND DOWN IN GEORGIA WHERE THIS COAST GUARD RESCUE WHERE THIS COAST GUARD RESCUE EFFORT IS UNDER WAY, THEY HAVE EFFORT IS UNDER WAY, THEY HAVE MADE CONTACT ACCORDING TO OUR MADE CONTACT ACCORDING TO OUR RON MOTT THERE, THEY HAVE MADE RON MOTT THERE, THEY HAVE MADE CONTACT WITH THE NINE — WITH CONTACT WITH THE NINE — WITH THE FOUR FOLKS WHO ARE STILL ON THE FOUR FOLKS WHO ARE STILL ON THIS SHIP. THIS SHIP. PLENTY OF FOLKS HAVE ALREADY PLENTY OF FOLKS HAVE ALREADY BEEN RESCUED. BEEN RESCUED. THIS WAS A SHIP THAT CAPSIZED THIS WAS A SHIP THAT CAPSIZED AND CAUGHT FIRE. AND CAUGHT FIRE. THE CAUSE OF WHICH IS STILL, OF THE CAUSE OF WHICH IS STILL, OF COURSE, UNDER INVESTIGATION. COURSE, UNDER INVESTIGATION. BUT A BIT OF GOOD NEWS HERE, AT

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