Search results for: Stowaways

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  • 9 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Improvements in security have not reduced the number of stowaways or the number of incidents and it is seafarers who have to cope with the extra work, delay, uncertainty and possible violence. This is why The Nautical Institute has today launched Maritime Security handbook: stowaways by sea, aimed at helping people who have to deal […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Over the past year up to 60 cases involving 220 stowaways, costing over USD 1.6 million to rectify, have been reported, London-based marine insurer West of England P&I said. An analysis of the lasting issue of stowaways onboard entered vessels has shown that stowaways from European ports have increased noticeably in recent years. The high number of […]

  • 18 January 2019

    Three stowaways were found on the containership Diana J while the vessel was sailing to the US Port of Miami.

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Port facilities need to further strengthen their capacities for surveillance and access control, in order to reduce the incidence of stowaways, participants at a regional seminar on stowaways in West and Central Africa agreed. The IMO Regional Seminar on Stowaways in West and Central Africa: Analysis of the current situation and measures to reduce their […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Gothenburg-based marine insurer The Swedish Club has issued an urgent stowaway advice for shipowners to prevent stowaways from boarding vessels in South African ports, following a rise in such incidents in the last two months. Shipowners should be concerned about stowaway incidents as they are liable for the full costs of repatriating a stowaway. The […]

  • 24 March 2015

    There were 61 incidents involving 120 stowaways reported in 2014, according to International Maritime Organisation’s statistics. Cape Town and Lagos were the most common ports of embankment. Some 81% of the total amount of cases were from Africa, the most common nationalities involved in the incidents being Nigerian, Ghana and Tanzanian. The ships that were most boarded […]

  • 27 January 2006

    Six Algerian stowaways were yesterday apprehended by Malta Freeport security personnel while carrying out patrols at the terminal at about 5 a.m. The stowaways were noticed coming out of a container that had just been unloaded off the mv Nicola.

  • 26 October 2006

    Two stowaways found on a Japanese car carrier in Port Elizabeth were recovering in hospital on Thursday, said the ship’s agents. “They in hospital at moment,” said ship’s agent Pranesh Oodhrajh. The two survivors and a third dead stowaway were found on the car carrier the Washington Highway on Wednesday when it docked in Port […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    Seafarers’ rights to shore leave have been strengthened through amendments which entered into force on January 1.

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    South Africa’s Port of Cape Town has recently started classifying unauthorised persons found on board ships as ”stowaways” and not ”trespassers,” which can have serious implications for shipowners, Skuld warns. This procedural change, already in force at the Port of Durban, means that if a person is found and declared to be a stowaway, then the vessel will […]

  • 21 April 2020
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital, Vessels

    The captain and the crew of Panama-flagged bulk carrier MV Top Grace have pleaded guilty before the Durban Magistrates Court to the attempted murder of two stowaways in late March. The captain of the ship also pleaded guilty to endangering life or causing injury and failure to report stowaways. The ship left the Port of […]

  • 11 September 2015

    Local authorities in the Peruvian port of Pisco have found 211 kilograms of cocaine on board Teekay’s LNG carrier Hispania Spirit. The Peruvian coast guard raided the vessel on Tuesday after “suspicious activities” were reported to find the cocaine in one of the LNG ship’s compartments with a Venezuelan citizen who was not a crew member, […]

  • 24 April 2020

    The Panama-flagged bulk carrier Top Grace, which was detained in South Africa last month after it was found that its crew threw overboard two stowaways has been released, according to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). The captain and the crew of the ship have pleaded guilty before the Durban Magistrates Court to the attempted […]

  • 24 October 2017

    Uruguayan Navy has detained four stowaways that threatened the crew aboard the bulk carrier Friederike. The four men reportedly boarded the 57,400 dwt bulker while it was in the Nigerian port of Lagos. In the morning hours of October 21 the authorities received a distress call from the ship’s captain saying that the stowaways mutinied and threatened the […]

  • 18 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    A group of 13 stowaways was found hidden in two Maersk containers aboard a vessel which arrived at APM Terminals in Algeciras, Spain from Ghana, Maersk confirmed to World Maritime News. The men spent two weeks inside two open-top containers aboard the Liberia-flagged boxship Panther, which departed Ghana on October 6, according to media reports. […]

  • 30 January 2006

    A stowaway aboard a ship that docked last week in the Port of Camden is now a virtual prisoner on the vessel, says its captain, because no country will claim him.

  • 11 April 2007

    Canadian border guards were searching dozens of containers on a massive cargo ship that arrived in Halifax under police escort yesterday amid reports it could be carrying up to 200 stowaways.

  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Several unauthorized men managed to board the 2006-built bulk carrier Columbia River while the vessel was at a Lagos anchorage, Nigeria, on November 3. The owner of the vessel, Pacific Basin Shipping Limited, said that the bulker was boarded in the late evening hours and by morning, Nigerian naval authorities boarded the vessel and apprehended the 16 stowaways. […]

  • 18 September 2007

    Cross-channel border patrols have been strengthened to prevent illegal immigrants coming to Britain from France, says the Home Office. Officials said more than 1,300 stowaways were prevented from leaving the French port of Cherbourg in July.

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities & Government, Vessels

    The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is working with South African Police Services on an investigation into an alleged throwing overboard of two stowaways by the crew of a foreign cargo vessel off South Africa. SAMSA said that the two men from Tanzania, believed to be stowaways, had reportedly been forcibly removed from a […]

  • 6 August 2007

    Three Iraqis who tried to enter the country by hiding inside a container were caught by crew members of a ship as soon as it entered Malaysian waters. The stowaways, in their 30s, had stolen on board the ship from Egypt and hoped to stay hidden in the container for several weeks while it made […]

  • 30 January 2020

    MUA calls for adequate checks for coronavirus infections on vessels arriving at Australian ports.