Port Newark Experiences Security Breach, Man Found in Ship Captain's Bed

By MarEx 2012-08-30 10:40:12

One of the United States’ busiest ports had a breach in security recently when an “emotionally disturbed” man boarded a random cargo ship and was later found in the captain’s cabin, according to an ABC News report.

Port officials are investigating why the man, identified as Eric Carrero, wandered around without being questioned.

It is believed that Carrero had to climb a six-foot security fence, topped with barbed wire, at the Port Newark marine terminal in New Jersey. A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey representative said the intruder was discovered in the captain’s bed about four hours after entering the port.

Carrero is currently enduring a psychiatric evaluation.

This accounts for the second recent security breach at a Port Authority facility. Port Newark handles more than 600,000 shipping containers annually.

Photo (thumb): Container port facilities at Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, seen from Bayonne