On Board Cameras Locate Stoways

Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Six stowaways were turned over to authorities in the Dominican Republic after they were removed from a tug and barge arriving in San Juan from the Dominican Republic Sunday. The stowaways were spotted by the crew of the tug Sea Islander using a video surveillance system that monitors security on the barge. The master reported the stowaways to the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office in San Juan. Crews from Coast Guard Station San Juan escorted the tug and barge to the pier where a team of law Enforcement officers including Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the barge company's private security guards waiting on the pier. While the barge was being moored to the pier, one stowaway exited the barge brandishing a machete and jumped into the water and swam under the pier. The stowaway dropped the machete while in the water and swam to the pier where the barge security company apprehended him. CBP assumed custody of the migrant and the team proceeded to board and search the vessel where they found six more men attempting to illegally enter the United States. During the offload of cargo from the barge, five more stowaways were located and taken into CBP custody. This case is almost an exact repeat from a month ago when three Cuban stowaways were located by a security camera and taken into custody by the Homeland Security Team, aboard this same tug and barge combination. The Barge is unmanned while underway but is equipped with close circuit television cameras that are monitored by the crew aboard the tug. The tug and barge were traveling from Rio Hina, Dominican Republic. Seven of the twelve stowaways were and transferred from the barge to the Coast Guard Cutter Matinicus and transported back to the Dominican Republic. The remaining five are in CBP custody and are expected to eventually be repatriated to the Dominican Republic.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

Maritime Piracy: More "sophisticated and prevalent” around Gulf of Guinea

While the matter of maritime piracy has seemingly subdued from its high profile peaks of a few years ago, Stuart Edmonston, Head of Loss Prevention at UK P&I Club,

US Provides $100 Mln in Port Security Grants

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced final allocations of $275 million for six fiscal year 2016 U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) competitive preparedness grant programs,

MAST, AMSA Partner for Risk Management Services

Maritime security company Maritime Asset Security Training (MAST) has announced their partnership with Astbury Marine Services & Associates (AMSA), a specialist

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0679 sec (15 req/sec)