Senegal - Fines at Dakar
20 January 2021
Members whose vessels call at Dakar, Senegal, should note that there are reports of exorbitant fines being imposed for a wide range of issues that are also causing lengthy delays to vessels.
Fines by immigration authorities relating to anomalies in crew change/travel documents, including where the incorrect ship’s stamp is used on the seaman’s book;
Customs fines for
- cargo shortages/excess/alleged discrepancies whether for bagged or bulk or liquid cargoes; and,
- alleged discrepancies in declarations of any property on board the ship, including in-transit cargo, ship’s stores, fuel and lubricating oils, and more recently firefighting and safety equipment such as CO2 and foam.