The Port Authority of Douala launched a call for applications to recruit six new ship pilots. The new recruitees, we learned, will be responsible for "steering ships in and out of the Bonaberi-Douala port pilotage area”.
Cyrus Ngo’o, Head of the PAD, said the new move is aimed at strengthening the maritime workforce to better handle operations, provide customers with top-notch services, and consolidate the port’s competitiveness. Applicants to the positions must be Cameroonians holding a Master Mariner's certificate, a Master 1st Class certificate, or a Master Mariner's degree. They must be free from "any of the following conditions: myopia, hypertrophy, astigmatism, color blindness, even to a slight degree, and be able to distinguish object details and colors perfectly at great distances."
As a reminder, despite the construction of the deepwater port of Kribi, billed as the most important port platform in the Gulf of Guinea, thanks to its draught, the port of Douala remains Cameroon's main gateway. It has already exceeded its 10 million ton capacity for some years.