Stowaway Aboard Barge In Tow From Ivory Coast to Gambia

January 15: On arrival at Banjul anchorage, Gambia an unspecified tug coming from San Pedro, Ivory Coast, discovered a Ghanian stowaway on a barge in tow. The stowaway had not been spotted during towage of barge on 800 meter towing length for almost 12 days.

Authorities informed, and stowaway was given food, water, clean clothes and then repatriated back to Ghana. In the original report, it states “Most probably came on board by kano outside port of San Pedro after inspection by Bargemaster who went of the barge at departure.”

Source: MDAT-GoG

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