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Old 10-09-2015, 14:04   #16
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Re: Transit, Without checking in.

Q flagged the Venezuelan outer islands after leaving Grenada and heading to ABC's. Actually reported to the Coast Guard wherever we stopped (and could find them) and there was no problem. They usually gave us a couple of days. The only people who were a little upset were immigration in Bonaire who asked where were we for 10 days. Like others have said there doesn't always appear to be hard and fast rules.


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Re: Transit, Without checking in.

Most responses presented in a thoughtful and measured fashion. Exceptions to the law seem to have been experienced personally by some of you . A little "wiggle room" often makes a better law.
This level of dialog keeps me coming back to CF.
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Old 11-09-2015, 17:58   #18
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Re: Transit, Without checking in.

Read Pub 100 for details. If I remember well, as a rule no anchoring under transit. Be aware while in transit you can be checked (underway or asked to stop) by local authorities.

Beware not all countries have signed the relevant convention.

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Is it legal to transit a country enroute to another country without checking in. No going ashore. Maybe anchoring a little to get some sleep. Q flag flown?
You can transit - no stopping. If you stop (anchor) you need to clear in as you are no longer on passage and have to comply with all local immigration laws. weather or not you get 'caught' if you stop is another matter - but you will have broken the law and in Europe or the USA, for example, that may well mean jail time or at the very least deportation and fines.
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Is this a serious question? You need to ask?

Take a moment to ponder what the consequences would be if a foreign yacht anchored up in your own counties territorial waters for a bit of a rest whilst transiting.

Sometimes the questions on this forum are just so stupid.

Here’s a link to Webb Chiles article about his somewhat unpleasant experience when he stopped without permission. He was very lucky that after a month he was let out of jail.

And I really don’t need to ask what the consequences would be to anchor off say Governors Island, with the Q flag up, to catch a few zed’s, as I sail from Bermuda to Spain. How long would that get me free board and lodging from Uncle Sam?
I don't think it was a stupid question. Jeez. It's one thing to be passing by America and anchor under the Brooklyn Bridge without checking in or whatever and being out in the middle of nowhere passng by an uninhabited atoll or something.
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I don't think it was a stupid question. Jeez. It's one thing to be passing by America and anchor under the Brooklyn Bridge without checking in or whatever and being out in the middle of nowhere passng by an uninhabited atoll or something.
You could drop your anchor in a remote spot in the Florida keys like the Tortugas and get into trouble, which is analogous to your uninhabited atoll. The US make it clear how they deal with things here:
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...tering-the-u.s.

If you are anchored, you have entered the US and have to clear.

Another option is to heave-to. Take a nap and move on.
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