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Old 21-10-2011, 22:42   #1
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I'm voyaging from Tonga to Brisbane via Isle of Pines soon. What's the entrance like from the South into the anchorage there. It looks ok on the chart. Any comments?
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Re: Isle of Pines

Wont you have to clear into Port Moselle first?
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Old 22-10-2011, 04:04   #3
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Re: Isle of Pines

Unless you have special arrangements with the French authorities, or ports of entry for New Caledonie have changed recently, it is compulsory to clear into Port Moselle before visiting Isle de Pin. To answer the question it is accessible from the South/West.
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Re: Isle of Pines

Don't know the lagoon but they will let you report to the gendarmerie and then fly to Noumea for your full clearance. Have you considered breaking your trip at Anatom in Vanuatu instead? This was added as a clearance port recently.
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Re: Isle of Pines

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Don't know the lagoon but they will let you report to the gendarmerie and then fly to Noumea for your full clearance. Have you considered breaking your trip at Anatom in Vanuatu instead? This was added as a clearance port recently.
Hmmm... not so sure about that because there is no quarantine presence on the I de P, and the French are picky about that. In the past when folks were allowed partial clearance at We in the Loyalties, one had to present theboat in Noumea in just a few days to complete formalities including Q inspection.

And the officials are not always present on Anietyium (sp?) in Vanuatu, and once again when they are there, it is only a partial clearance, with a later report in at Vila necessary.

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Re: Isle of Pines

Thanks all. We don't intend to go ashore. Only anchor and rest up. But that's an interesting comment about the gendarmerie office there. We don't really want or need to go to Noumea. But visiting (the bay) Isle de Pine would be a nice place to rest up a bit. Looking at my Navionics app chart of the area it looks like a couple bricks on that SW entrance. Vanuatu is not an option. Been to Tana.
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Re: Isle of Pines

A few years ago we cleared customs in Lifou, Loyalty islands, flew over to Noumea and cleared immigration and completed quarantine six weeks later in noumea after sailing over the top and down west coast of new cal
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