What you can do if you are a victim of crime

The Mission does receive local reports that seafarers are often the victims of crime. There may be crimes committed on board ship, or you could become involved in a crime when you are ashore in port or in the local town.

You may become a victim of criminalisation if your rights are infringed or your ship's owner has committed breaches in the law. Here is what you should do.

Get help

If you have been a victim of a crime on your ship, you should report this to your Captain or commanding officer. You can also contact the local Mission for help and advice, in confidence. All crimes ashore should be reported to the local police. If you are arrested and taken to a police station, you can also consider asking to contact your embassy for help.