Seychelles’ Assumption island named a clearance port after Cabinet vote

Assumption island will officially become a clearance port for visiting vessels intending to cruise the outer islands of Seychelles after the Cabinet of Ministers endorsed the plan.

For two years, a trial project was being carried out to see the feasibility of making Assumption a clearance port. The Cabinet voted to make the situation permanent last Wednesday.

Assumption, which is situated some 1,140 southwest of the Seychelles’ main island of Mahe, is part of the Aldabra group and is managed by the Islands Development Company (IDC).

“Officers from the Ministry of Health, the immigration’s department, the National Biosecurity Agency, custom and police officers are flown to Assumption, where they board the vessel to carry out their respective clearance procedures,” said Joachim Valmont, the director general of the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration (SMSA).

Source: Seychelles News Agency