Four Stowaways Found Inside Shipping Container at Port of Montreal

MONTREAL, July 20 (Reuters) - Canadian authorities are treating the discovery on Thursday of four men hiding in a shipping container at the Port of Montreal as a case of illegal entry, officials told Reuters. The men, in their 30s, suffered dehydration but no severe injuries and were taken to hospital, said Stephane Smith, a spokesman for Urgences Sante emergency … [Read more...]

Stowaways – Complicated, Messy, Expensive and Possibly Dangerous

  By Rick Spilman, Old Salt Blog Recently, the New York Times published Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw Ship, the first of a four part series, by Ian Urbina. At the core of the article, Urbina tells the story of two South Africans who have the misfortune to stowaway onboard a Greek reefer ship whose owner is notorious for shady dealings. Only one of the … [Read more...]

Monkeys Hitch A Ride To Rotterdam Aboard Maersk Ship

A group of monkeys found themselves taking an unexpected trip to Europe after boarding a Maersk ship in Malaysia. The five monkeys were discovered climbing on top of containers aboard the 15,550 TEU Eugene Maersk a few days after departing the Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia bound for Rotterdam, but by that time it was too late to return the stowaways back home. After … [Read more...]

Stowaway Tragedy in Tilbury

By Ian Millen The discovery of 35 Afghani Sikhs in a shipping container in the port of Tilbury, UK, has sent shockwaves through the British media, as the realization of how fortunate the 34 survivors of the ordeal were to be alive dawns upon the general public and the newly-designated asylum seekers pass into the care of medical professionals and Border Force officials, with … [Read more...]