Seafarer jumps ship, charged with breaking Covid-19 protocols in Western Australia

2021-01-11 17:07:08 Marine News

A Vietnamese seafarer who jumped ship in Albany and swam to shore over the weekend created headlines and a Covid-19 scare in Western Australia.

Ho Anh Dung allegedly swam to shore and checked into a hostel before being apprehended by authorities.

He tested negative for Covid-19 and is now waiting a day in court later this week.

His ship, the Sakizaya Champion bulk carrier, is due to leave Albany for South Africa  Jan 11today.

The 37-year-old was charged with breaching Covid-19 protocols.

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