Stowaways – A Deadly Business

Two communications arrived in MAC’s inbox over the past couple of days with bad news for the families of four now-dead stowaways.

Two bodies were found in a hold aboard the bulk carrier Pascal in Ayr, Scotland. The two men apparently boarded the vessel in Tunisia and hunkered down in a phosphate filled hold with a single bottle of water between them on or around 15th May before the hatches were sealed. Their bodies were discovered on 26th May, eleven days later.

On the day that story broke, Denmark’s Maritime Authority, DMA issued its report on the August 2007 deaths of two stowaways aboard the Danish coaster Danica Brown.

Read the rest at Maritime Accident Casebook here


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