New requirements on stowaway searches for vessels calling at the port of Abidjan, Ivory Coast take effect on 1 January 2021.
Club correspondents Ivory P&I advise us that the Autonomous Port of Abidjan have issued a circular that requires ships’ masters to carry out a systematic stowaway search prior to sailing and report to the Harbour Master.
Ivory P&I understands that any ship calling at Abidjan is to ensure an accredited security company is engaged to carry out a search and issue a report to the Harbour House before departure.
The relevant port advices on this matter can be read here:
For more information on stowaways, read our loss prevention briefing here.