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Four Nigerians stowaways caught in a Malaysian-bound cargo vessel

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.

How to handle stowaway cases in Spanish ports

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.

Stowaways: a real and ongoing risk

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.

UK Club warns of stowaways in West Africa

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


Should BWM training be a mandatory requirement?

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