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Old 28-07-2011, 11:06   #1
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Clearing In / Out

Does the skipper or owner have to do this or can one of the crew? i just hate waiting in queues
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Old 28-07-2011, 11:09   #2
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Old 28-07-2011, 12:03   #3
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can i not pretend that someone else is the boss?
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Re: Clearing In / Out

owner of boat must do it if not being delivered by a cpt. if is, cpt does it.
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now what if the owner is on board but has a delivery captain?
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Old 28-07-2011, 12:21   #6
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can i not pretend that someone else is the boss?
Try to screw over Customs and Immigration by playing "I'm too Important to Visit Officials in your Tin Pot Country" and you will have a startling reception.

Utterly startling.


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Old 28-07-2011, 12:26   #7
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Hire an agent. But it's never been much of a bother for me. TSA is far worse.
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Old 28-07-2011, 12:28   #8
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Can't think of a better way to be guest of a foreign country than to P. off the Customs and Border Officials. Generaly treat them with respect and you will receive the same treatment. screw with them and it's on your own head! usually they have more power than God sooo.
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Who is the Captain between a married couple that equally share ownership?
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Old 28-07-2011, 16:28   #10
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Re: Clearing In / Out

you will have to pick one of you to be captain since you have put a name in that space on the forms. Even if you think it is a good idea to make every decision jointly, customs doesnt care. They want to know who the capt. is and they dont want two names.
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Does the skipper or owner have to do this or can one of the crew? i just hate waiting in queues
Get used to it. I can't queue in supermarkets without getting angry. However, at C&I around the world I smile sweetly however much incompetence is going on around me, keep my mouth shut except when answering questions, never volunteering any information that hasn't been asked for.

Don't even think about sending someone else in as skipper. If you annoy C&I they will take pleasure in spoiling your whole day (at least)
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Re: Clearing In / Out

It doesn't take long to clear in/out of a country
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If you have something better to do than stand in line and chat with the other victims....then you are not really a cruiser are you?
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There can be only one "Managing Owner" listed on your vessel documentation. That person or the capt if it is on charter is the one who does ship's business ashore. No one else is permitted ashore until the vessel has cleared customs.
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It doesn't take long to clear in/out of a country
That question cannot be answered as in some places it is quite fast like the French Caribbean Islands and their D-I-Y computer check-in/out that usually can be done in 15 minutes or less after you get to an office. Most of that time is trying to figure out the French computer keyboard and figuring out what the USA is called in French (and some other islands).
- - In other islands it can take hours to all day and in some Central America countries it has been known to take a couple of days.
- - So the answer is all over the place with even someplace you checked in/out rapidly suddenly taking double or triple the time due to the officials being called to do something else - right in the middle of doing you. That gets really frustrating, but you smile and patiently wait your turn.
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