Seven stowaways aboard a Chinese vessel travelling from Nigeria to South Africa have been arrested at the Tema Port.
The culprits, Nigerians, were detected after the vessel made a stopover at the port to unload cargo meant for a Ghanaian importer.
Their arrest comes at a time that the management of the port has tightened its internal security to make it unattractive for stowaways.
Stowaways are often economic migrants who hide themselves aboard vessels. They sometimes do so in collusion with a ship’s crew who sometimes charge them huge sums.
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