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Old 18-07-2018, 20:27   #1
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Warning! Boat seizures reported in Mexico

Greetings fellow waterbabies.....

Wish this was news of a positive nature, but as you'll see, it's clearly not the case and the sailing/boating community needs to be aware of what is happening south of the border, and for all to be prepared for the potential consequences when engaging in certain activities in Mexican waters.

There is strong reason to believe that in the past 45 days or so, two sailing vessels have been seized in Mexican waters. It would seem that in both cases, the captain/owner had entered Mexican waters on a tourist visa and was actually working in Mexico for payment as a charter captain or some sort of instructor, and without any legal permission to be doing so.

We're not exactly sure of the locations but the scuttlebutt is that in addition to having the vessel seized (as of this writing we believe is still kept by the arresting agency), one captain was jailed for more than 10 days, fined over $900 US $ and has been barred from entering Mexico in the future.

As for the second event, we know the vessel has been seized but what the captain's/skipper's status is we're not sure. Any information you could share regarding this would be most appreciated.

To the fleet, it would appear that there has been a paradigm shift in Mexico's level of tolerance of expats providing services for payment while on a tourist visa. We've known for quite some time that doing so was illegal, but to the best of our knowledge have never seen such enforcement tactics in play. It would seem that the risks have now gone way up.

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Re: Warning! Boat seizures reported in Mexico

Really? Youíre complaining about people that are guests in another country, breaking their laws, and being punished? Donít break the laws!
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Re: Warning! Boat seizures reported in Mexico

I foresee this thread going political in 5-4-3-2......
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Re: Warning! Boat seizures reported in Mexico

Warning. A friend of a friend told my friend that somebody got arrested in Mexico for doing some stuff that is illegal there, but that other people did the same thing and didn't get arrested for it.
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[QUOTE=Training Wheels;2676526]Really? Youíre complaining about people that are guests in another country, breaking their laws, and being punished? Donít break the laws![/QUOTES]
Spoken like a true statist!
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Re: Warning! Boat seizures reported in Mexico

How prolific is under the table chartering in Mexico these days?

I remember doing Adventure and Whale watching tours between Ensenada and Cabo.

We made the Port Captains our local agents.
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I foresee this thread going political in 5-4-3-2......
Haha I can't wait!
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Re: Warning! Boat seizures reported in Mexico

1 15/16, 1 7/8, 1 23/32.. can't wait for political debate.
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Re: Warning! Boat seizures reported in Mexico

I don't think anybody was complaining nor do I see the absolute requirement for this to turn into a political discussion. The OP simply said 'hey, watch out if you are doing stuff that you shouldn't be doing - it used to be reasonably ok but there is good reason to believe it might no longer be ok'
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and for all to be prepared for the potential consequences when engaging in certain activities in Mexican waters.
Sound advice for anyone doing anything illegal
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Re: Warning! Boat seizures reported in Mexico

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Swampy.
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Re: Warning! Boat seizures reported in Mexico

they need to build a wall to keep those yankees from stealing mexican jobs............

edit.... not going to help much when they arrive by boat
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Haha I can't wait!

I think post #5 (two above yours) probably qualifies.
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Were these advertised charters or someone asked the guests to pay for their own coffee?
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Anyone else see the commercials for "captain obvious" for hotels.com?

They are almost as funny.
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