Articles by Russ Bynum

Coast Guard Expert Testifies Heavy Loads Left Cargo Ship Unstable

A U.S. Coast Guard analysis found that a cargo ship overturned after departing a Georgia seaport because of unstable loading that left its center of gravity too high, making the vessel susceptible to rolling over, an expert told officials investigating …

Overturned Ship Removal Process in Georgia to Move Forward with Virus Safeguards

Workers coming to the Georgia coast to cut apart and remove a giant cargo ship that overturned a year ago will be sequestered at a nearby resort, which will close to the public for up to four months, in an …

Coronavirus Delays Capsized Cargo Ship Removal in Georgia

Coronavirus infections among the salvage crew are delaying plans to cut apart and remove a hulking cargo ship that capsized off the coast of Georgia 10 months ago. Officials had hoped to start slicing the South Korean freighter Golden Ray …

Crews Removing Capsized Cargo Ship in Georgia Sidelined by COVID Infections

Coronavirus infections among the salvage crew are delaying plans to cut apart and remove a hulking cargo ship that capsized off the coast of Georgia 10 months ago. Officials had hoped to start slicing the South Korean freighter Golden Ray …

Mayor in Savannah, Georgia Implements Strict Mask Policy for Businesses, Public Places

The mayor of Savannah said Tuesday he’s ordering people to wear masks inside retail shops, grocery stores and other public places – and those who refuse could face $500 fines. “Frankly and honestly, I do not believe that we have …

Georgia Nursing Home Cited for Delayed Reporting of Virus-Infected Workers

The federal agency that oversees workplace safety said Friday that it had issued its first citation in the U.S. related to the coronavirus outbreak: against a Georgia nursing home that delayed reporting the hospitalization of six infected workers. The Occupational …

Georgia Coronavirus Deaths Top 1,000 Amid Reopening Effort

Georgia officials reported Tuesday the coronavirus has killed more than 1,000 people statewide as some local officials urged people to continue isolating at home in spite of the governor’s aggressive efforts to reopen businesses and reboot the economy. The Georgia …

Trump ‘Disagreed Strongly’ with Georgia Gov.’s Plan to Reopen State

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he “disagreed strongly” with the decision by Georgia’s Republican governor to reopen salons, gyms and other nonessential businesses that had been shuttered to contain the coronavirus, saying, “It’s just too soon.” During the daily …

4 Tyson Foods Poultry Workers in Georgia Die of Coronavirus

Four employees of a major poultry producer’s operations in rural southwest Georgia have died after becoming infected with the coronavirus, a company spokesman said Friday. Tyson Foods spokesman Gary Mickelson said three of the employees worked at the company’s chicken …

Judge Won’t Halt Salvage of Capsized Ship on Georgia Coast

A federal judge ruled she will not halt removal of a capsized cargo ship along the Georgia coast while a salvage company that lost the job to a competitor sues the U.S. Coast Guard. The decision by U.S. District Court …