The author discusses the importance of there being a national and worldwide sharing of information in the shipping industry to ensure that every instance of maritime fraud is exposed and all fraudsters dealt with under the law. His discussion ranges over: the vulnerability of ship operators to fines or vessel seizure or detention if drugs are found on board by U.S. Authorities, with other countries planning to follow suit in this zero tolerance policy; the epidemic of fraudulent documents relating to the Nigerian oil trade; and at least ten "phantom" ships that have simply disappeared in the Far East, fraudulently, together with their cargoes. He claims that while people in the industry have read of these matters, traders and others are not sufficiently aware of them and continue to make rudimentary purchasing errors that give the fraudster the time and opportunity to commit his scam. He also discusses the privatization of port police as a worrying problem in the UK in relation to the maintenance of adequate port security.

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    • Journal article; maritime fraud
  • Authors:
    • Ellen, E
  • Publication Date: 1989-4-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1 p.
  • Serial:
    • Fairplay
    • Volume: 310
    • Issue Number: No.5503
    • Publisher: Lloyd's Register-Fairplay
    • ISSN: 0307-0220

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM