457 - 03/06 - Further Stowaway Incidents - Brazil

UK Club Loss Prevention Bulletin 141 advised of preventative measures to assist ship operators and their masters in reducing cases of stowaways. This was followed by Loss Prevention Bulletin 367 issued in June 2004, informing of cases concerning stowaways hiding in ships' rudder housing, specifically with ships coming from African ports in ballast to load sugar in Brazil.

After another recent incident involving stowaways using a ship's rudder housing as a hiding place, the Club, once again, wishes to alert ship operators to this problem.

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Thomas Miller

Date24/03/2009

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