Posted on June 11, 2018 by Hannah Berry
Crew members on board bulk carrier MI Harmony discovered a stowaway on 8th June as the ship docked at Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
The crew chased the stowaway upon discovery who suffered a fractured left leg while climbing up a crane on the vessel before reaching a narrow ledge. Initial reports suggest that the 32-year-old may have boarded the ship in Tanzania, although the MI Harmony made a scheduled stop in Madagascar before reaching the Port of Port Elizabeth.
The stowaway was apprehended by the crew on board, but EMS and the police were called to assist due to the nature of his injuries according to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI).
He was eventually hoisted on to the deck of the ship from the crane and EMS Paramedics transported him to a local hospital where he is in a stable condition.