Daring Attempted Stowaway Climb Foiled at Durban Harbour

A startling video has emerged from Durban Harbour capturing the audacious attempt of a would-be stowaway to board a ship by climbing its docking ropes.

The footage, captured by a vigilant trucker waiting in the queue adjacent to the ship, unveils the daring maneouvre as the suspect scales the ropes with remarkable agility.

In the 2-minute video, the unidentified suspect is seen brazenly ascending the ropes. Midway up, voices in the background can be heard alerting others to the unfolding spectacle.

Despite calls from onlookers, the suspect persists in his ascent, seemingly unnoticed by personnel aboard the vessel.

However, as he nears the ship, a figure emerges, prompting the suspect to swiftly retreat, sliding down the rope in an attempt to evade capture.

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The incident has raised concerns regarding security measures at the bustling Durban Harbour, one of Africa’s busiest ports.

With the potential for stowaways to endanger both crew members and maritime operations, authorities are under pressure to bolster security protocols to prevent such occurrences in the future.

While the video ends before revealing the outcome of the encounter, the daring escapade serves as a stark reminder of the challenges faced by port authorities in safeguarding against unauthorized access to vessels.