Monday, May 23, 2005
Four men and a teenager were in federal custody Saturday after they stowed away aboard a container ship and then jumped from the vessel, officials said. The five were found just after 3:30 p.m. when federal officers were conducting an inspection of the 150-foot Tradepoort, which was docked at berth 26 of the port, according to Zachary Mann, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. None of the stowaways was injured, Mann said. The five will be processed and then turned over to the shipping company, which will be responsible for returning them to their country of origin.