I am in Santo Domingo for delivering a friend's boat back to North Europe
I asked permission to leave the Country more than two weeks ago now and at the time it came out that the boat had not paied a permanence tax called 'permiso de navigabilidad'. In fact she was laying here since more than three months, (almost 15months) and therefore the previous permit
This is just a worning for sailor who venture in this Country.
Watch out you permit
. There is a three months permit included in the tax you pay for entering the Country. After that you have to pay something more.
A spoke with several sailors willing to spend some time here and not a single
one had been warned by the authorities by this deadline.
It is not a matter of money
... but timing.
More than two weeks and I am still stuck here, having to pray officers just to let them do their job and, much more important, running late in the crossing season!