PREVIEW

Stowaways

Stowaways


Problem

The problem of stowaways is not just financial issue. In some cases it is a threat to the ship's crew, when stowaways get violent or outnumber the crew.

Facts and Findings

  • The high-risk areas where the stowaways board the ships are currently Western Europe, Northern and West Africa, and South America.

  • USA and Canada are target destinations for many stowaways. The costs for redelivery of stowaways to country of origin are also substantially higher from here.

  • RoRo vessels are main targets for the stowaways followed by ferries and container ships.

  • Stowaways might be assisted by organised syndicates, dock workers, stevedores and even, on some occasions, by vessels crew.

  • Stowaways try to hide everywhere; in containers, on trailers, inside funnels and ventilators and under bagged cargo to mention some places.

Preventive measures

Visiting address

The Swedish Club
Gullbergs Strandgata 6
SE-411 04 Gothenburg
Sweden


Postal address

The Swedish Club
Gullbergs Strandgata 6
P.O Box 171
SE-401 22 Gothenburg
Sweden

Phone/Fax/E-mail

Tel +46 31 638 400
Fax +46 31 156 711
E-mail swedish.club@swedishclub.com

Emergency

GOTHENBURG:
+46 31 151 328

Piraeus:
+30 6944 530 856

Hong Kong:
+852 2598 6464

Tokyo:
+81 44 222 0082

Oslo:
+46 31 151 328

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