Nigerian stowaways found dead in Turkish bulker cargo hold

Russian authorities in Kaliningrad are investigating the deaths of two likely stowaways who were found in a cargo hold of the bulk carrier Lady Serra which had docked at Svetly port over the weekend. The ship came from Nigeria. While in transit four other stowaways were found on the ship.

The handy ship is owned by Turkey’s Deval Transport.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


  1. Lloyd’s List had some accomplished, long-time correspondents on the pay-roll when Mr. Chambers came to his post. Today they are gone and Lloyd’s List, like the Journal of Commerce, is an expensive shadow of itself that no longer permeates all levels of the industry or can be depended upon for in depth analysis and investigative stories.
    Tell me how I am wrong in this opinion – I welcome the discussion.

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