Singaporean container ship interrupted voyage after 3 crew jumped overboard

3 crew members of container ship SIMBA jumped overboard in the morning Jun 15, when outbound ship was passing Fort George island, St. Johns River, Jacksonville, USA. 1 was caught shortly after he reached the shore, 2 other are still missing, search under way. Understood all 3 persons want to stay in USA as migrants or something. SIMBA sailed out of river, anchored, but 3 hours later heaved anchor and returned to Jacksonville, where she was berthed at around 1500 LT Jun 15. Why she didn’t remain at anchor or resume voyage, and had to be taken back to berth, is unclear. SIMBA is deployed in Sea Lead Shipping AEC (Asia – East Coast) Service, understood next port of call is Colon, Panama.

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