“Stowaways by sea and rescue of migrants”

B O E K B E S P R E K I N G  by : Frank NEYTS

In the series ‘Maritime Security Handbook’, The Nautical Institute recently published a second edition of “Stowaways by sea and rescue of migrants”. The book is written by Steven Jones MA MSc BSc (Hons) MNI FRSA. Stowaways are an age-old problem for shipping, but the threats they pose and the potential costs and other consequences have increased significantly in recent years.

This practical guide in The Nautical Institute’s Maritime Security Suite covers the security basics of preventing illegal boarding, along with safe ways of apprehending, searching, recording, reporting and accommodating stowaways found on board. Case studies explain migrant smugglers’ tactics and highlight lessons to be learned from recent stowaway incidents. Rescue of migrants has developed into a major challenge for shipping, especially in the Mediterranean, so this section has been enlarged and updated for this second edition.

Stowaways by sea and rescue of migrants” (ISBN 978-1-906915-69-8), counts 80 pages, is issued as a softback. The book can be bought from te better bookshop, or one can contact The Nautical Institute, 202 Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7LQ, UK. Tel. +44.(0)20.7928.1351, Fax +44.(0)20.7401.2817, , Web:




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