Police apprehend ten artisanal fishing vessels in Luanda bay
Maritime Customs Fiscal Police officers, deployed in the captaincy of the Port of Luanda, seized yesterday, 10 artisanal fishing vessels, due to various irregularities in the activity of maritime fishing.
At the time, the acting Commander of that Unit, Superintendent-Salomão Vila Cugita, informed that the vessels were seized for various reasons, including lack of seamen's certificates, lack of identification of engines, documents in poor condition, lack of vest lifeguards and de-characterization of fishing vessels.
The senior officer stated that the infractions are punishable under the terms of article 192 of Law 27/12 of 28 August, a law that regulates the activity of the Merchant Marine, Ports and Related Activities.
Salomão Cugita guaranteed that the vessels undertaken by the National Police serve to discourage the wave of thefts and robberies on ships moored along the bay of the country's capital.
It should be noted that the registered infractions were forwarded to the Maritime Delegation of the Captaincy of Ilha do Cabo, for competent accountability.