Yaoundé - 22 April 2021 -

Cameroon: Navy seizes suspicious pirogue loaded with 42,500 l of fuel

Cameroon: Navy seizes suspicious pirogue loaded with 42,500 l of fuel
  • Comments   -   Tuesday, 23 March 2021 11:07

(Business in Cameroon) - In a note published on March 20, 2021, the Cameroonian navy indicates that it recently seized a large quantity of fuel.  "On March 16, 2021, acting to secure the EEZ [exclusive economic zone], the CNS Fifinda [military boat] boarded and diverted, to Limbe, a pirogue coming from a neighboring country. The pirogue was loaded with 170 drums of 250 liters of diesel each, totaling 42,500 liters, and 7 crew members without identity documents," the navy reveals.

According to the same source, the pirogue and the seized diesel were handed to the Commander of the Naval Base of Limbe for due diligence with the competent authorities.

Sources reveal that the pirogue was coming from Nigeria, whose borders with Cameroon, the Southwest, and the three northern regions notably, have become thriving grounds for smuggling activities.  

Let’s note that according to the Ministry of Energy, the use of smuggled fuel affects engines and causes about XAF32 billion yearly revenue shortfall for Cameroon.  


Minister of Decentralization and Local Development, Georges Elanga Obam (photo) recently expressed his concerns over the management of the...
Cameroon loses 40 to 50% of its cocoa seedlings in nursery plants every year because of climate change due to which dry seasons are increasingly longer....
On April 20, the Bank of Central African States (Beac) issued a pre-qualification notice for the selection of a technical and strategic partner to...
During the 2020-2021 cotton season, which will be concluded in the next few days, Cameroon Cotton Development Corporation (SODECOTON) is expected to...

Mags frontpage

Business in Cameroon n98: March 2021

State personnel Time for a slimming diet

More support to boost the Cameroonian industry’s competitiveness

Investir au Cameroun n108: Mars 2021

Personnel de l’Etat Un régime minceur s’impose

Un soutien à la compétitivité de l’industrie camerounaise