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Old 20-10-2013, 10:40   #1
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as anyone from the US knows, documentation papers need to be turned in EVERY YEAR..
We're headed to the islands in the north pacific , The Marshall Islands and down into Indonesia ..
Wondering for those who have explored "out of the way" places, how did you get your doc papers every year..
We'll be using my sons home for an address and he'll have power of attorney to sign for them.. just wondering how to get them "RELIABLE" to out of the way places...
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Old 20-10-2013, 11:42   #2
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Re: DOC papers

I think that having your son send them to you by courier (FedEx, DHL) would be the best way. I had spotty luck with mail service from the States when we lived in the eastern Caribbean. I can't image that mail to the South Pacific would be any better. FedEx and DHL were very reliable, though sometimes "Next Day Delivery" would be a day late.
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Old 20-10-2013, 12:00   #3
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Re: DOC papers

No Need to have them sent to you. Your son can be appointed your agent and then can sign.

St. Brendans Isle offers this service as well:

"Also, if requested to do so, each year upon receipt we will act as your Agent and sign your US Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Renewal notice. This is included as part of the Cruisers Home Port Mail Service, free of charge."

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Old 20-10-2013, 15:47   #4
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Re: DOC papers

Yes, but many countries require you to present an original, current documentation form when clearing in. He will need the paper on the boat.
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i have a friend sign my paper and send for me, he sends to my brother who scans and emails me my copy. so far, so good.
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Re: DOC papers

You DON'T have to mail the expired documentation back to the CG. They only require you to send back the notification you get about a month before. You DO have to send your expired Masters License and TWIC card when you renew these documents. I have all my old documentation certificates going back to my launch in 1978.
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Re: DOC papers

I watched a guy get turned away from customs in Martinique for having only a copy of his documentation. They sent him back and told him he needed to bring the original. The French were pretty relaxed about everything else but on that they were insistent.
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