STOWAWAYS South Africa to introduce a fine for ships arriving with stowaways

10 February 2003 No.462
Enclosed please find the information in relation with stowaways, which we have received from P&I Associates (Pty) Ltd., who are our correspondents in Durban, South Africa. You will see that a fine will be introduced for the vessels arriving at ports in South Africa with stowaways. Members are reminded that the whole sub-Saharan region is high risk areas of stowaways and it is up to the vessel's crew to keep vigilant watch to prevent boarding of stowaways.