IUU Fishing

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3 January 2022-Cameroon’s Navy patrol vessel the CNS P109 LA SANAGA intercepted a trawler named HONGDA 6 at Debundscha, Southwest Cameroon, following reports of numerous infringements of fishing regulations. The trawler was redirected to Limbe port and handed over to the commander of the Naval Base for further investigation.

Smuggling of contraband

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26 November 2021-Operating as part of the joint mixed patrols of ECCAS Zone D, the patrol vessel CNS LA SANAGA boarded off Bibundi, a canoe coming from a neighbouring country and transporting undeclared goods, paintings, products cosmetics, a Hilux 4×4 pick-up and 07 passengers without identity documents. The boat was diverted and taken to the port of Bota in Limbe, Southwest Cameroon for further investigations

Fuel smuggling

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25 November 2021- The CNS AKWAYAFE boarded off the coast of BOJONGO, Southwest Cameroon, a huge canoe coming from a neighbouring country and bound for Limbe, carrying around 62,000 litres of diesel and 10 passengers without identity documents. The vessel was diverted and made available to the Commander of the Naval Base of Limbe for further investigations

IUU Fishing

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23 October 2021- Cameroon’s Navy offshore patroller, the CNS DIPIKAR intercepted 4 trawlers: HONGDA 1, HONGDA 8, HONGDA 18 and HONGDA 19, at the mouth of Rio Del Rey basin. These trawlers are said to be repeat offenders engaged in illicit fishing practices that contravenes national and international fisheries regulations. The trawlers were diverted to the Limbe Naval base for further investigation by relevant authorities.

Fuel smuggling

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19 September 2021- During a surveillance mission in Cameroon’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the CNS FIFINDA boarded off MABETA in Southwest Cameroon, a huge canoe carrying around 55,000 litres of contraband fuel. The Canoe is said to have come from a neighbouring country and bound for YOYO in MOUANKO.
The boat and its cargo were handed over to the Commander of the Naval Base in Douala for further investigation

Fuel smuggling

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6 September 2021-During a surveillance and security mission in Cameroon’s exclusive economic zone, the Navy patroller, CNS LE NTEM intercepted off Issongo, a huge canoe coming from a neighbouring country and bound for the coastal city of Limbé, Southwest Cameroon.

The Canoe was carrying around 62,000 litres of gasoline and 6 passengers without identity documents. The Canoe, cargo and crew was handed over to the Commander of the Limbe Naval Base for further investigation.

Fuel Smuggling

25th July, 2021 Cameroon Navy Patroller -CNS LA SANAGA- boarded in the Rio Del Rey basin two canoes coming from a neighbouring country and bound for Limbe, Southwest Cameroon and transporting 75 and 30 barrels of Diesel respectively. During the diversion to Limbe, a member of the crew of the second boat deliberately sank the canoe, resulting in its loss, but the 4 occupants were later saved. The boat carrying 75 barrels of diesel was handed over to the Commander of the Limbe Naval Base for further investigation.

Smuggling of Contraband

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26th June 2021- On information provided by the Operational Center for Coastal Surveillance in Douala, Cameroon’s Navy Offshore Patroller -CNS DIPIKAR- tracked and then boarded a vessel named MV EL JANSA, coming from a neighbouring country and bound for TIKO, Southwest Cameroon. The Vessel was carrying a large cargo consisting of 8,674 bags of rice weighing 25 to 45 Kg.

The crew was arrested for suspected offenses relating to maritime navigation and smuggling and the vessel was diverted and placed at the disposal of the Commander of the Naval Base of Limbe for further investigation

Fuel smuggling & illegal immigration

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08 June 2021- Navy patrol vessel- CNS LE NTEM, on night patrol, intercepted a canoe off the coast of Debunscha, Southwest region, coming from a neighbouring country. The canoe was carrying around 25,000 litres of adulterated fuel. Seven crew members onboard had no identification documents.
The canoe and its cargo was handed over to the Commander of the Naval Base for further investigation

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