I was in the Crimea about 4 years ago, about 6 people from Port Health came down every daY with shopping bags and helped themselves to everything they could carry every day. Any complaints and they would arrest the ship for health deficiencies. Same with Port State Control, the guy came on board and sat down in the ship's office and said he wanted x thousand Dollars otherwise he would search the ship until he found a defect somewhere, and then detain the ship, and he had a bout 40 years experience, so I am pretty sure he could have found a defect on any ship he went on..
The shipping companies were so used to it that every sensible ship owner employed a local bribe negotiator, for another couple of thousand dollars to negotiate the extortion down to a reasonable level.
Not how anyone in our Counties wants to run a business, but accepted as normal in Asia, Africa, most of the former Soviet Block, and South America.
It is always better to ask a stupid question than to do a stupid thing.