The Port of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, has issued a circular that requires ships’ masters to carry out a systematic stowaways search prior to sailing and report to the Harbour Master. This requirement is effective from 1st January 2021.
This is according to the North of England P&I Club, citing information by club correspondents Ivory P&I.
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 Club informed.
According to North Club data, African ports are still the most likely point of embarkation for stowaways (2019):
Find out more in the official circular: