To the world cruising community, can you unstuck me from this catastrophe?
Well i am a US citizen / offshore
sailor that has paid for a 9 meter heavy duty fishing
boat that i have modified into a yacht here on the west coat of India
in a port town by the name of Mandvi.
I purchased the boat, registered the boat in the US, however the indian government
has refused several times to de-register the indian registration
because the official transferring of ownership
wasen't done correctly and am left stuck with both a US registration
and an indian one and have zero clearance or permission to leave the country on my boat. Even after showing them various pictures of my long distance voyages, qualifications, ect they still won't grant me clearance and offer no advice about what to do.
Any ideas anyone?
Anyone out there with a boat in India