Originally Posted by Capt Phil
I may have mentioned this before but my one and only major crew problem occurred about 1 1/2 days north of Cabo on a delivery
north a few years back. The crew member lost
it due to going off his meds and I returned immediately to Cabo san Lucas, bought him a one way ticket stateside and cab fare to the airport
and said goodbye.
Considering the cost of doing otherwise and all the hassles with 'migration', etc., I felt it was the cheapest and most expedient course of action.
researching maritime law once I got back and think I discovered that paid crew need to be returned to the port at which they were engaged or words to that effect.
Sailed shorthanded north to the US and just sucked it up. Capt Phil
Good point about meds. That is something I would like to know about before taking on crew for a passage
. What meds and what condition are wee trying to control. "Yes I am a nice guy but I turn into an ax murderer when I'm off my meds." would be a decision point for me...
In regards to the whole air ticket thing we are going back and forth but...
If someone flies themself into a country, it is actually the air carrier who is resonsible to assure arrival conditions are met including visa and onward ticket if required. Airlines are forced to take people back quite frequently. Check in staff get spanked for that error.
If a Skipper brings a group of people in on a boat, it is the skippers responsibility to make sure arrival conditions are met, including onward ticket, if required by the country. Immigration won't care who bought the onward ticket, crew or skipper, and that can be a private side agreement.
In this case the gal flew herself in. It was her air carrier's responsibility to assure arrival conditions are met. Once immigration let her in they have no real clue what she is up to. She could sleep in a hotel
, youth hostel, a star on Hollywood blvd or a boat. She is responsible to leave at the limit of her arrival visa, not the hotel, youth hostel or boat owner. Although she might be able to keep sleeping on a star if she finds a shopping
cart and an empty space.
I thought about the idea of tenancy, which is interesting but he visa would probably expire before you could complete California
eviction proceeding - BTDT got the bloody t-shirt. Call INS for a faster solution but they are programmed to put her on a bus and take her to Tijuana...