Stowaways in Ships' Rudder Housings
The Club has been made aware of several cases concerning stowaways hiding in ships' rudder housings (see Loss Prevention News issue 17). The pictures below demonstrate how this ship combatted the problem by welding a gate to prevent access. Although reported successful, this method may not be suitable on ships where the rudder stock requires space for free movement.
The left image where sea water can be seen illustrates the conditions that stowaways would be subject to hiding in this location.
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