Alcohol a Contributing Factor to Man Who Jumped From the Stewart J. Cort

Reasons for the man who jumped off the Stewart J Court into lake Michigan have come to light.  

Sheriff Kim Cole says the man was told to stay in his quarters after he apparently violated the companies zero tolerance policy. Instead of staying in his quarters where he was ordered to go for the duration of the trip, crew members witnessed the the 41 yr-old  man climb over the rail and jump from the vessel.

He reportedly went overboard approximately four miles northwest of Big Sable Point on Lake Michigan. His body has still not yet been recovered.


North Breakwater Closed: To be Re-evaluated Today

A citizen calling the Ludington Police Department to report people walking on the North Breakwater in Ludington prompted police to block access amid heavy winds and waves. Ludington beach patrol, the City Manager, the Fire Chief, D.P.W. Superintendent, and the Police Chief agreed that the closure was warranted.  

Conditions will be re-evaluated today to determine when to re-open the North Breakwater. Riptide warning remains in effect today.


Man 'Intentionally Jumped Overboad' the Stewart J Cort says Steamship Company

Sunday morning at almost 2am a man went overboard while the ship the Stewart J Cort made its way from Burns Harbor, Indiana to Superior,Wisconsin. The missing man intentionally jumped overboard, according to Tom Wynne, the Steamship Company general counsel. Three Mason County Sherriff detectives and a deputy are meeting in Sault Ste. Marie this Monday morning to question the crew of the Stewart J Cort. The Mason County Sheriff's Office is assisting with the investigation.

Many boats assisted in the search for the overboard man inducing the SS badger, who journeyed up to big sable to assist. The Search was called off Sunday at 3pm due to high winds and waves. The mans body has still not been recovered.


Subscribe to this RSS feed