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Old 17-02-2013, 07:19   #1
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Territorial waters

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We are chartering a yacht in Goudaloupe with the intention of sailing to Antigua, Barbuda etc. I'm assuming that we will leave territorial waters on the passage North and therefore my normal insurance won't cover me without paying an additional premium. I've tried to find out if this is true just by googling and have drawn a blank. I don't want to pay more if I don't have to!

Anyone know?

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Old 17-02-2013, 07:24   #2
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You will 'definitly' be leaving territorial waters... but the Charter Co should have adequate insurance for this else they'd say you can't do the trip... or at the very least have an area set for your charter
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Old 17-02-2013, 07:31   #3
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Re: Territorial waters

Thanks for the swift response.

It's not the boat insurance I'm concerned about, but personal travel / medical insurance. Looks like I'll have to give the insurers a call...

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What can one say? Give up your vacation? Remember what Capt Ron sayd: If its going to happen its going to happen out there!

Goudaloupe to Antigua is 37 miles, less 12 nms territorial waters both countries = 24 miles - 37 = 13nms

Yep! Your gunna be stuffed in those 13 miles!
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Re: Territorial waters

lol... on balance I think I'll take my chances.

Any recommendations on "must see" places in the Leewards?
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Re: Territorial waters

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Most medical insurance (at least in the US) draws a line between in-network and out-of-network and if you're away from home, you often get shafted unless there's an emergency admission. Check with your carrier, but also consider a medevac policy that will get you taken home if there's a problem.
Last year a busload of cruise line tourists had an accident in Columbia. Guess where the nearest category1 trauma center was? They were medevac'd to MIAMI. Not a cheap trip.
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