The following questionnaire has been prepared to assist in establishing, principally, the true nationality of a stowaway who is without valid travel documentation and to facilitate issuance of a temporary travel document from his country of origin in order that the stowaway can be disembarked and repatriated. Every effort, therefore, should be made to obtain a truthful answer to each of the questions.
Many stowaways display a determination not to return to their country of origin. Accordingly, you should be mindful that stowaways will sometimes to great lengths to disguise their true nationality by fabricating or falsifying information.
On discovery of a stowaway on board, this office and/or the Club's local correspondent should be notified as early as possible. Prompt notification can have a substantial bearing on how quickly the stowaway is disembarked.
Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more
US VRP Compliance
With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs. For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here
International Environmental compliance
Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.
The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section. READ MORE
Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links