Abidjan – Stowaway Fines Halved as of 15 June 2016

Budd’s Abidjan office (Ivory Coast) reports that following discussions with the various port operators, the CFA Francs 2,000,000.00 (Euros 3,049.00) stowaway fines first introduced on 1 May 2016 will be reduced to CFA Frances 1,000,000.00 (Euros 1,524.50) per stowaway as of 15 June 2016.

The requirement that all vessels arriving directly in Abidjan from Tema produce a stowaway search certificate is maintained (see our previous articles on the subject).

The port circular announcing this reduction and our in-house translation are available below.

Trans Abidjan stowaway circ 2.pdf 

Abidjan stowaway circ.pdf

Information provided by Mr André Kouadio, Budd CI

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