Senegal: Tightening of Immigration and Customs Controls
Since early 2019, vessels calling in Dakar have been at an increased risk of Customs fines and/or detention for cargo shortages or overloading. Recently, Dakar’s Immigration Services require strictly that crew travel documents and seamen books are to be accurate, up-to-date and properly signed, failing which may result in criminal charges against the Master of the vessel.
The UK Club’s Correspondents, BUDD Senegal, have prepared advice which may be downloaded below, summarising and explaining the requirements on immigration and customs controls in Senegal.
Members are recommended to be guided accordingly.
Senegal Fines Jan 2021 (35 KB)
You may also be interested in:
White House Makes Enforcement of Rule Against Unjust Detention and demurrage Practices a Priority
The new order enables the FMC to “vigorously enforce the prohibition of unjust and unreasonable practices in the context of detention and demurrage pursuant to the Shipping Act, as clarified in “Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Under the Shipping Act,” 85 Fed.
The UK P&I Club recently held a webinar on the maintenance and proper use of mooring ropes; the webinar received an overwhelming response with attendees from more than 50 countries worldwide.
UK Club Circular 08/21: Sierra Leone – Carriage of Iron Ore Fines Cargoes – Liquefaction Risk
Iron Ore Fines Cargoes exported from Sierra Leone have been identified as an area of increasing concern due to a lack of regulatory oversight at loading ports and the potential for excessive wetting and thereby liquefaction and instability.