Four Nigerians were caught without proper documentation in a Malaysian-bound cargo vessel while trying travel out of the country. Their arrest was accomplished by the Basic Marine Operation Course (BMOC) undertaken by 39 policemen at the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Quorra.
The Abidjan port authorities have issued a circular to all agents advising that any vessel calling in Abidjan with stowaways to disembark will be subject to an XOF 2 million (approx. €3,000.00) fine, per stowaway.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands has issued a document to provide guidance on preventing stowaways on board and to address the potential risks.
The Skuld P&I Club has issued circular to provide an overview of the issues surrounding stowaways found onboard vessels destined for Spanish ports. The circular provides advice upon the treatment of stowaways in accordance with the guidelines set out by the Spanish authorities, in addition to MedPandi’s own experience in the handling of stowaways in Spanish ports.
MEDPANDI has issued a circular in order to provide an overview of the issues surrounding stowaways found onboard vessels destined for Spanish ports.
Amanda Hastings, a trainee claims executive for LS3, the UK Club’s People Claims syndicate, explains why stowaways are a real and ongoing risk that can prove expensive for shipowners.
The UK P&I Club has previously advised on the actions that shipowners may take in the event of stowaways and has now issued a stowaway questionnaire
The UK P&I Club advises on actions that shipowners can take in the event of stowaways.
The UK P&I Club warns that several incidents in West Africa concerning stowaways boarding/attempting to board a vessel via the rudder trunk have been reported and advise operators to be extra diligent
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