From Iceland — More Stowaways Caught, Attempting To Board Cruise Ship

More Stowaways Caught, Attempting To Board Cruise Ship

Published August 29, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Two boys aged 16 and 17 were caught attempting to stowaway on a cruise ship at around noon yesterday, RÚV reports.

The attempt took place at the Skarfabakki harbour in Reykjavík, when the two boys were spotted. Police were alerted, who arrested the two attempting to break into a restricted area around the ship. They were remanded into custody and child protective services in Reykjavík were alerted.

This year has practically been a banner year for attempted stowaways, and not solely on cruise ships.

Last February there were at least two attempts to stowaway, at Sundahöfn harbour in Reykjavík.

More typically, attempts are made to sneak onto the Norræna ferry, although in the last case on the matter an asylum seeker from Denmark was attempting to get to Iceland by ferry.

A bit further back, an attempt was made to stowaway on another cruise ship, which was also unsuccessful.

In most cases, people in Iceland who attempt to secretly board ships are on their way to Canada. Not everyone is successful in this endeavour.

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