Stowaways a risk in EU ports

June 1, 2021 Maritime Safety News

Crew of general cargo ship MARLEY found 4 stowaways on board during pre-departure check on May 27, at La Coruna, Spain. Stowaways of Kosovo and Albania nationalities reportedly, were taken into custody by the police. Understood they made a mistake when boarding MARLEY, assuming the ship is to sail to UK. She’s bound for Morocco, but as of morning May 28, was still berthed at Coruna, most likely departure has been delayed because of this incident.
So presently, ships in EU ports face risk of stowaways sneaking on board, just like in African ports.

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