8 Stowaways Found Aboard Cargo Ship Arriving From Saint Nazaire, France in Waterford, Ireland
December 04: 8 stowaways were found on board of a general cargo ship, unconfirmed but likely the FLEX EMDEN (IMO #9184823), berthed at Belview port, Waterford, southeast Ireland, on Dec 4 on arrival from Saint Nazaire, France. Three of the stowaways tried to flee but were seized by Garda Immigration Bureau. All eight are young healthy males said to be Albanians, illegal migrants whose destination is believed to be UK. They “hadn’t eaten for several days and were very cold”.
Source: Maritime Bulletin