The Club has been recently advised of the strengthening approach of South African Authorities towards stowaways following a recent increase in the number of stowaway attempts in Durban.
Following a number of attempts by stowaways to board vessel in the port of Durban the following advice has been received from the Club Correspondent in Durban:
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The authorities in South Africa have adopted a rather robust approach with regard to stowaways following a rise in attacks over the last two months.
The rule in South Africa is as follows:
Should any unlawful person gain access onto a ship in a South African port, the person will automatically be deemed to be a stowaway unless the vessel can provide photographic, video or 3rd party evidence (terminal security) that the stowaway attempted to board the vessel in Durban.
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Further to this, the Club Correspondents have issued the attached recommendations for the attention of Members.
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P&I Associates (Pty) Ltd

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