Youth gains entry into captain’s quarters of ship
A20-year-old Eric Carrero of Yonkers, New York, was apprehended after he was found unauthorisedly in the captain’s private quarters of a cargo ship, Andromeda Leader. The US Coast Guard said that Carrero scaled a fence separating a parking lot from a secure area. Despite not wearing a federal transportation worker ID badge—required for all employees in the area—he did not arouse suspicion until the ship’s captain saw Carrero in his room and called authorities.
Carrero was charged with unlicensed entry of a structure and is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, authorities said. The Coast Guard has completed an investigation into the breach and found the ship’s security procedures were inadequate.