Communiqué 11 May 2023

Re: Local Fishing Boats operating at Port Louis Harbour

Owners of local Fishing Boats (having lengths less than 24 metres) are hereby informed that the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) will, as from Monday 15 May 2023, apply the provisions of Section 22(1) of the Ports Act 1998 to recoup outstanding fees accrued in respect of the Fishing Boats operating in the port area.

Accordingly, Fishing Boats will not be allowed to leave the port and access to port premises will be denied to their crew members, pending the settlement of all their respective arrears due to the MPA.

The MPA also reserves its rights to extend the above principle to local Fishing Boats entering the port area.

The Ministry of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping has already been informed of the above.

Under all legal reservations.

Communiqué  3 March 2023

Re: Removal and disposal of garbage from vessels

Shipping agents are hereby informed that following a recent Audit exercise, it has come to our knowledge that some vessels are paying a fee directly to Messrs Atics Ltd, the Contractor appointed by the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) for the removal and disposal of garbage from those vessels.

The MPA wishes to emphasize that under the Port (Fees) Regulations 2008, the Authority is already claiming the applicable fees for the said services.

Shipping agents are therefore advised to avoid paying twice for the same service.

The MPA has today issued a directive to Atics Ltd in this respect.

Under all legal reservations.