The four remaining seafarers unaccounted for aboard the capsized car carrier 7,700-ceu Golden Ray (built 2017) have been pulled to safety, the US Coast Guard has confirmed.

Three of the missing crew members were safely extracted from the vessel at around 15:00 local time on Monday, while the fourth man did not emerge until almost three hours later.

The last man to be rescued had been trapped behind glass in an engine control room, according to the USCG's Captain John Reed, Sector Charleston commanding officer.