11 Stowaways Discovered in UK Port of Southampton

Police were called to the Port of Southampton in the UK after reports of a group of stowaways having come off a vessel in port and trying to make their way out of the port. The incident came just days after a high-profile event in the English Channel and is being cited as another example of an ongoing problem.

Port of Southampton, via Wikipedia, by by user:geni

The latest incident began on October 28 after the car carrier Salome, operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen, docked in the port of Southampton. The 43,800 dwt vessel arrived at around 7:30 am and commenced its operations. At midday, a group of 11 people was seen near one of the port’s gates trying to make their way into the city. The police were called and detained the group.

Source: maritime-executive.com

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