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West and Central Africa MoU (Abuja MoU)
  • the Memorandum of Understanding for the West and Central African Region (Abuja MoU), signed in Abuja (Nigeria) on 22 October 1999.
- Member States. 22
Angola*, Benin, Cameroon*, Cape Verde*, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)*, Equatorial Guinea*, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau*, Liberia*, Mauritania*, Namibia*, Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe*, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa*, Gambia and Togo (Angola’s process of full membership almost completed and have commenced payment of dues).
- Observers. IMO, ILO, Mali, Burkina Faso, MOWCA, APMIAS, FAO and eight other regional PSC regimes
- Target Inspection Rate. 15% annual inspection rate per country within 3 years.
- Relevant Instruments.
  • LL 66
  • LL PROT 88
  • SOLAS 74
  • SOLAS PROT 78
  • SOLAS PROT 88
  • MARPOL 73/78/97
  • STCW 78
  • COLREG 72
  • TONNAGE 69
  • ILO 147
  • ILO 147 PORT 96
  • MLC 06
  • AFS 2001
  • CLC 69/92
   
- Official Languages. English, French and Portuguese
- Chairman. Martin Parfait Aime Coussoud MAVOUNGOU (Congo).
- Secretary and Secretariat Address. Mrs. Mfon Ekong USORO (Nigeria)
1, Joseph Street, Marina Lagos, Nigeria
- Information Centre Director Address. Mrs. Natalia KHARCHENKO
Abuja MoU Information Centre (AMIS),
Moscow, Russian Federation
Last and next PSCC Meetings. PSCC 8, Brazzaville, Congo, 23-24 October
2012 PSCC 9, Angola (provisional), October 2014
- Website and e-mail. www.abujamou.org
secretariat@abujamou.org
- Total Number of Inspections and Detention percentages. Inspections Detentions Detention %
2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012
1,966 1,483 2,074 15 11 8 0.76 0.74 0.39
- Focal Point. Angola

Mrs Mfon Ekong Usoro
Secretary Ekong Usoro
Abuja MoU on PSC
1, Joseph Street Off Marina
 Lagos, Nigeria

Tel       : +234 1 7369164

E-mail: secretariat@abujamou.org 
E-mail : mfon.usoro@abujamou.org
Website: www.abujamou.org
Contact Details for member States Angola

Victor Alexandra De Carvalho
Director General
Instituto Maritimo et Portuario de Angola - IMPA
Rua Rainha Gings
No 74-4/5 Andar- Luanda, Angola
Tel: 00224 927382994
Email: Decarvalhonautico@yahoo.com / Jcarvalhocusso@yahoo.com 
Benin

Direction De La Marine Marchande
B.P.1234, Cotonou – Benin
TEL: (229) 213 14669/9726 2408
FAX: (229) 21 31 58 45 
E-mail: charles.afouda@yahoo.fr
Cape Verde

Mr. Zeferino Calazans Fortes
Director General
Cape Verde Maritime Administration
Tel: + 238 2324342, + 238 2328199, + 238 9954643
E-Mail: Zeferino.fortes@imp.cv 
Congo Brazzaville

Mouthoud-Tchikaya Jean Felix
Director General
Direction General de la Marine Marchande
B.P. 1107 - Congo
Tel: 00242 5537774
Email: digemar.pointe-noire@laposte.net 
Cote d'lvoire

Col. TANO Bertin
Directeur Dénéral
Direction des Affaires Maritimes et Portuaires
Plateau Cite Administrative,
Tour A, 1ère Etage,
B.P. V67,
Tel: 20221630
E-mail : teyapascaly@yahoo.fr / ckoidou@pasp.ci
Gabon

Mr. Serge Augustin Kabinda
Directeur Generale Adjoint de la
Marine Marchande
BP 803 Libreville
Tel: +241 07 963270
E-mail: august0870@yahoo.fr   
Ghana

Mr Peter Azuma        
The Director General
Ghana Maritime Authority,
Ministries Post Office,
P.M.B. 34, Ministries,
Accra,
Tel: +233 21 66 21 22
Fax: +233 21 67 77  02
Mobile: +233208137527
Email: ip.azuma@ghanamaritime.org 
Guinea Conakry
 
Mr. Sako Amadou
Directeur National Adjoint
De la Marine Marchande
Direction Nationale de la Marine Marchande
BP 06, Conakry
Tel: +224 64878801
Fax: +224 30413577
E-mail: amadousakos@yahoo.fr  
  
Liberia

The Commissioner
Bureau of Maritime Affairs,
R.L. Tubman Boulevard, Sinkor
P.O.Box 10-9042,
1000 Monrovia 10,
Tel:  (231) 77 206 108
Fax: (231) 77 000 422  

Mauritania

SIDI MOHAMED OULD MOHAMED CHEIKH
DIRECTEUR ADJOINT DE LA MARINE MARCHANDE
MINISTERE DES PECHES ET DE L'ECONOMIE MARITIME
BP: 137-NOUAKCHOTT-MAURITANIA
Teléphone  :    00 222 525 78 93
GSM/Mobile:    00 222 641 18 37 ,  00 222 217 45 96
E-mail : dmm.da@peches.gov.mr

Namibia

Matthy Mattheus Nangolo
Director Maritime Affairs,
Ministry of Works, transport and Communication,
Private Bag 12005,
Ausspannplatz,
Tel: (264)61 208 8025/6
Fax: (264) 61 240024
E-Mail: mmnagolo@hotmail.com

Nigeria

The Director General
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)
4, Burma Road,
Apapa-Lagos,
 

Senegal

Monsieur Yérim THIOUB
Directeur général de l'Agence nationale des Affaires maritimes du Sénégal.
Email: yerim114@yahoo.fr 
Sierra leone

Phillips S. J. Lukuley  
The Executive Director,
Sierra Leone Maritime Administration,
Maritime House,
Ferry Terminal,
Government warehouse road,
P. O. Box 313,
Freetown,
Tel: +232 22 221 211/+232 33 312 315
Fax;[232]22-221 215
E-mail: slmaoffice@yahoo.com 
South Africa

Mr. Tsietsi Mokhele
Director General             
South African Maritime Safety Authority
Tel. + 2712 309 3000
Direct line:+ 2712 309 3145, 0832870342
Fax:          + 2712 323 5059
Email: mokhelet@samsa.org.za / siyag@npa.za 
The Gambia

Mr. Momodou Aki Bayo
Director General,
Gambia Maritime Administration,
4, Clarkson Street,
Banjul,
Tel: +220 4228702
E-mail: makibayo@yahoo.com / makibayo@hotmail.com
Togo

MR. LEBGAZA Alfa
Director of Maritimes Services
DIRECTION DES AFFAIRES MARITIMES
BP. 4771
TEL : 221 41 61
FAX : 222 17 96
TEL mobile : +228 904 45 49, +228 933 59 69
Email: dam_togo@yahoo.frfatonzoun@yahoo.com 

   
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