A ship arriving in the UK has a stowaway on board. What is the proper border control (immigration) procedure?

Through the agent the master should inform the UK Border Agency (UKBA) (who will want to interview the stowaway), and the P&I club. The shipowner or manager should also be informed. The UKBA will treat the stowaway as an un-documented passenger. If the UKBA directs removal of the stowaway from the UK on the ship, the master will be served with forms to complete.


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