The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has launched a statistics program concerning stowaway incidents that occurred in 2014. There were reports of a total of 61 incidents that involved 120 stowaways. Cape Town and Lagos happened to be the most common ports regarding embankment.

IMO launches statistics program regarding stowaways

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Africa accounts for approximately 81% of the total amount of cases, with the most common type of known stowaway nationalities being Nigerian, Ghana and Tanzanian.

Going by Swedish Club's statistics, the average stowaway case’s cost is in the amount of $38,500 but one case's costs, however, may quite well go up to several hundreds of thousands of dollars as they depend on the legal and practical difficulties that may arise during the process itself.