As the title above, I´m in the middle of a (big) mess, and would like some of your wise advices, since I´m kind of a newbee in these matters. So here goes:
-I´m Portuguese and I have a portuguese licence (basic skipper)
-Then I went to live in Brazil
for 3 years and since I couldn´t be there for so long with my portuguese licence, I applied for the local one, got it, and eventually did some studying and ended up with the coastal licence.
-Now I´m living in the Czech Republic and...surprise... none is accepted!
Although expecting it about the Brazilian licence, It was rather strange for me to find out that even though I have a EU licence, I cannot obtain the "equivalent" for the Czech Republic...where the ICC
The problem seems to be that as Portugal
did not subscribe the "ICC" and the Czech Republic doesn´t have coastal waters... things do not match!
As I intend to buy a small (trailerable) boat to sail both in the czech inland waterways and some trips to the Baltic
or Med, the way I see it I´m left with two options (if more, PLEASE advise):
-Either buy a portuguese flaged boat (but I´m not sure if I can have it "moored" in the Czech Republic for a couple of years)
and get the ICC
This is really giving me a headache, because I would like to climb up on the learning
steps and was determined to get it done in Portugal again, but if I have to take the ICC, I really and honestly think that to maintain the highest ICC "licence", is an extremely and pointless (but required!) accumulating of nonsense mileage...and a steady cashflow!
Confusing? Yep.. for me too!