Stowaways, Migrants & Refugees

Seably 21 minutes

The issues faced internationally concerning stowaways, migrants & refugees are ever-growing in today's difficult geopolitical environment. Situations involving stowaways and refugees have serious legal ramifications if not handled correctly and we need to adhere to the correct procedures for dealing with problems facing stowaways, migrants and refugees.

After completing this course, you should be able to complete the following:

Know the definitions of each, stowaway, migrant and refugee. Understand the agency's conventions and responsibilities they uphold. How to prevent and deter stowaways, but if they are found on board, what do we do with them, and what responsibilities do you have to ensure their safety.

You should have a knowledge and understanding of the procedures and duties when rescuing migrants at sea, and once on board, how do we repatriate or disembark them.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 21 minutes
  5. Intended for: All seafarers who may encounter, stowaways, refugees or migrants.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of UNCLOS article 98, IMO, SOLAS regulation 33.