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Old 26-07-2004, 05:02   #1
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Advanced Notice of Arrival

CAN ANYONE CONFIRM or CORRECT the following requirements for ANOA in US ports ?

ADVANCED NOTICE of ARRIVAL (ANOA)
Re: New USCG policy on Advance Notice of Arrival for US Ports
from the MIASF - May 28, 2004 at 08:10 AM


Who Is Required to File An ANOA?
- U.S. recreational vessels are exempt from the following ANOA requirements.
- U.S. Flagged Commercial Vessels
- Foreign Flagged Recreational and Commercial Vessels

How to I file my Advance Notice of Arrival (ANOA)?

If you are operating a foreign commercial or recreational vessel or U.S. commercial vessel 300 GT or less, you must file an ANOA with the appropriate Captain of the Port (COTP). After downloading and completing the ANOA form, it must be faxed to the COTP. This ANOA can be either completed online or via an electronic form that can be emailed to the NVMC at sans@[EMAIL PROTECTED] . To complete an online ANOA or to download the ANOA form, visit
http://www.nvmc.uscg.gov/
Instructions for utilizing the online service are included in the attached ANOA brochure. The NVMC can also be contacted at (800) 708-9823.

If your cruise duration is 96 hours or greater, the appropriate authorities must be notified as soon as practicable but at least 24 hours before entering the port.

If your cruise duration is less than 96 hours and greater than 24 hours, the appropriate authorities must be notified as soon as practicable but at least 24 hours before entering the port.

If your cruise duration is less than 24 hours, the appropriate authorities must be notified as soon as practicable but at least 12 hours before entering the port.

It is also recommended that recreational boaters emphasize in their ANOA that they will
be following the reported trip itinerary, weather permitting. In the event that weather conditions prevent boaters from adhering to their proposed schedule, they should notify the appropriate authority within the time limits specified above. Changes to you estimated time of arrival that are less than 6 hours do not need to be reported.

If you filed your ANOA online with the NVMC, you must email your itinerary changes. If you filed your ANOA with the COTP, you must either call the COTP to notify them of your changes or fax a revised ANOA.

Some references & resources:
U.S. Customs reporting number: 1-800-562-5943
U.S. Customs Web site is www.customs.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports
US Customs & Immigration Service website: http://uscis.gov/
ANOA MS Excel Format Brochure: http://www.concordelectronics.com/pdf/NOA-Brochure.pdf
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Old 26-07-2004, 07:33   #2
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The Coast Guard in Washington DC has confirmed that recreational vessels under 300 tons are exempt. Lots of people called them in a panic when some of the local Coast Guard stations misinformed boaters.

However, the USCG keeps the option open for ALL boats in the future! Might be time for a note to your senator. Stuff like this can creep up on you.
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The exemption is for US flagged vessels only. Canadian recreation vessels still have to file. Look here for more than you wanted to know...

http://www.nvmc.uscg.gov/faq.html

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Question 1: How do I submit a Notice of Arrival (NOA) report, or a change to an NOA report?
Answer: Notification can be made by telephone, e-mail, or fax. There is currently no telex capability at the NVMC, however, this has been identified as a concern and is being looked into. There are recommended formats provided on this website for submitting information. The preferred method of submission is electronically, using the recommended NOA Workbook format (available on the Downloads page) sent via e-mail.
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I don't think that's true about Canadian boats, but I will check it out.
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