ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS POSING AS CREW
The last two editions of The Intermediary have contained articles on this subject, and Members should be aware that the problem continues. The past year has seen ITIC ship agent Members in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada approached by fraudsters asking them to make arrangements for bogus crew members. Unfortunately two ITIC Members have become involved in trouble and expense as a result. ITIC and BIMCO (who have reported numerous other incidents) are co-operating to keep track of fraudsters. Members are asked to remain vigilant, to bear in mind that this is an ongoing problem, and in case of doubt to contact the Club.