Long time ago i be the captain
of a large cutter
called Angantyr, with the owner planing a circunavigation, well, the owner have onboard a complete arsenal of weapons, a 9mm, couple of shotguns, a automatic rifle, a 22mm small rifle, etc..
plus a couple of big boxes with ammo, all enclosed in a special locker with a strong lock, this isue bring me 2 days in jail in Cadiz Spain
after a atlantic crossing
, weapons and ammo are legal
, meaning serial
numbers , documents, and a complete list of all the ammo rounds, but for some reason the autorities dont believe me when i say is for personal protection, and with a good reason , who the hell need so many weapons.
Point is if you carry weapons , be sure to declare in arrival, sometimes i call customs
in arrival and be scorted with the weapons and ammo to customs
ofice to start the embarrasing check in , many allow me to get the weapons back to the boat with a customs seal in the locker, others hold the weapons in customs until my departure ,
be aware that any ammo list you write for customs is ok, any round missing in the box and the list showing wrong and you get problems, same for the weapons , be sure any weapon is discharged, and better to have the firing pin removed .
Remember : Q flag, call to customs immediately, and get ready your list if you carry more than 1 weapon and have a good history
for customs , self defense, im sailing around the world , pirates etc...
Dont snake any weapon to customs in the boat, can probably end with your ass in jail, have the weapon legal
, ammo to, license
to have arms , just a advice.