Humanitarian vessel confiscated

  • 30/12/2005

The military in Congo confiscated Ferbo I, a freight ship of the African Wildlife Foundation's (awf) on on November 12, 2005, which works for wildlife conservation and development. The ship was carrying agricultural products and humanitarian supplies to provide economic benefits and relief to local communities. But the army confiscated the ship and the agricultural produce collected from people which was then put it into a storage in Basankusu and the ship instead used for transporting soldiers from Basankusu to Mbandaka.

Ferbo I had been travelling up and down the Congo and Maringa rivers to collect agricultural products from local farmers who had not seen a boat go up those rivers in over seven years.