Originally Posted by ingrid75
I have been cruising full time for 21 years and visited over 40 countries. No one has ever asked to see an ASA certificate. And I doubt that any official, anywhere would have any idea what an ASA certificate was. (Of course I suppose that if you were ever in a really bad storm or dragging onto a lee shore, you could whip out your ASA super-sailor certificate and show it to the ocean and all would be okay again)
Interesting -- we have probably sailed to 35-40 over the past 9 years and have had to show captain
papers in Montenegro, (not Croatia
as we sailed in from Montenegro and Croatia
knew we had been checked - someone behind us had to) Russia
, Romania numerous times, one port in Turkey
on the Black Sea, Turkish Coast Guard on a sea stop, one or two ports
in Greece and I think that is all.
All accepted our ASA book with the stamps.