Stowaways: the hidden problem at sea

A rise in stowaway incidents at South African ports over the past two months proves that despite international efforts, the issue is as prominent as ever. But how do trespassers make it aboard a ship, what can be done to prevent them and who bears the cost and responsibility once the trespasser is found? Apart…

Stowaways Precautions

Stowaways are expensive to process and repatriate, and it is necessary to employ escorts to accompany them in transit when they are finally sent home. Vessels may also be delayed and fined. It can be difficult to find countries willing to allow stowaways to disembark. To reduce the risk, appropriate measures are required to discourage…

13 Anti-Piracy Steps

13 Steps to protect the vessel against the Piracy As maritime organisations continue to bring in newer regulations and guidelines to protect ship from pirates, seafarers are also required to stay extremely cautious and vigilant when their ship enters a piracy sensitive area. Here are the top 13 steps to ensure your ship can escape…

Gulf of Guinea

Guidelines for protection against piracy in GoG Region Although piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region in many ways differs from that of Somalia based piracy, large sections of the BMP already developed by industry to help protect against Somalia based piracy are also valid in the Gulf of Guinea region.