Three crewmembers jump from containership off US port

Three crewmembers jumped off the Liberia-flagged 6,900 teu boxship Simba into the St. Johns River in the Mayport area on Wednesday morning, according to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The vessel, operated by Singapore-based Sea Lead Shipping, was outbound from JAXPort in Jacksonville when the incident took place.

One of the crewmembers was taken to the hospital, and the other two, which had made landfall on Fort George Island, are still missing, with teams from the local sheriff’s office and CBP continuing the search.

It is still unknown why the trio jumped from a moving ship, but authorities hope to learn more by interviewing the crewmember who was apprehended.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.


  1. It is still unknown why the trio jumped from a moving ship,
    Oh really??
    What about any one or a combination of the main problems many seafarers suffer-
    Not being paid?
    Being trapped on board for over a year or longer with no sign of relief?
    No access to decent communications with their family
    Being treated like slave dogs with poor conditions bad food long hours etc etc etc
    The list is endless and many ship owners who crow about their profits always fail to mention the disgusting way that they treat their seafarers

    1. You got just about every fact stated but the operator’s fail to see any problems. It the typical corporate attitude. They don’t want to hear about it.

  2. It is very unusual for seafarer to do that thing. We are trained we know the risk. Thats suspecious happening. The authority must investigate the officers of the vessel.

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