Five Stowaways Discovered on Container Vessel at UK’s Tilbury Port

March 08, 3:30 UTC: Five Albanian stowaways were discovered on a container vessel at Tilbury Port in the early hours of March 08.

A home office spokesman said: “Border Force were contacted by Port of Tilbury Police shortly after 3.30am on 8 March in relation to five people believed to have stowed away on a vessel that had arrived from either Bilbao or Rotterdam (reports vary).

“The men presented themselves as Albanian nationals and their cases are being dealt with in line with the immigration rules.”

Source: Thurrock Gazette / Matthew Critchell

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