Originally Posted by reefhunter
We don't intend to anchor or use their ports
. What would they do come out and arrest us?
If you are underway in open water
I guess no, just as they wouldn't bother a cargo ship clearly on passage. On the other hand if one of their patrol boats came across you close in and suspected you of dropping anchor to spend the night they might board and at the very least and give you a hard time. Passage is not a slow cruise!
As it has been pointed out earlier in this thread there are people that already abuse the situation in Greece by abandoning their boats on a quayside for weeks and months on end and pay nothing for the benefit.
If this tax is deemed to be wrong, and not everyone contributing to the thread believes it to be so, simply trying to dodge payment is neither a solution nor fair on fellow cruisers that do pay it.
I personally believe it will be more harmful to the local economy, bringing in less money
than people would otherwise spend direct. This is only my opinion.
But as much as I might disagree I will be paying my dues when in their water.