Problem

Stowing away

Other Names:
Stowaway asylum-seekers
Stowaways
Nature:
Intentionally remaining on board a vehicle like a bus, ship or plane for the purposes of obtaining transportation without paying is stowing away.
Incidence:
The bodies of two men were discovered in a container on board a ship in Antwerp harbour, Belgium. They are believed to have board in Mombasa, Kenya and died from starvation and dehydration. In 1996, 164 stowaways were caught in Antwerp harbour, most of whom were deported.
Broader Problems:
Criminal intrusion
Related Problems:
Refugees
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
02.02.1997 – 00:00 CET