Port State Control- Dakar, Senegal

Does anyone have any experiences, good or bad, to share regarding t Port State Control visits in Dakar?
I’ve heard some unsubstantiated horror stories and would like to get some real life info.

I haven’t been there in 40 years but I would make sure that I had plenty of cartons of Marlboros for my new “friends”!


I managed to side step visiting after my calls there for close to 50 years but a company I worked for about 10 years ago had a budget for port calls ranging from a grand to 2.5K for cigarettes and spirits. Nigeria was the most expensive.

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India seemed to prefer 555 cigarettes and scotch. It was possible to get a special brand of scotch in Singapore well priced but I’m not sure that Scotland would own up to bottling it.

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