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Old 22-03-2016, 15:40   #16
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Re: Liferaft in France really mandatory?


ok, guess consensus is do not have to have the raft due to the vessel not beeing under French flag.
If I where in a discussion with the douane or other maritime affairs I'd rather wag my ponytail and be nice than involving lawyers.
Being friendly and positive works wonders. Been there done that.

Thanks for the input everyone.

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Old 24-03-2016, 17:16   #17
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Re: Liferaft in France really mandatory?

The posts on the French websites I read look for good prices on US websites, because theirs are too high.

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Old 25-03-2016, 06:14   #18
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Re: Liferaft in France really mandatory?

Originally Posted by barnakiel View Post
French rules apply only to French flagged boats. Should a French officer try to tell you otherwise: be very nice, smile and pretend to not speak French. Then call your lawyer and ask them to talk to that officer ;-)

Your emergency (a.k.a safety) gear is ruled by your flag.

Nope. May very well be the case in the centre of the universe, and maybe even in Europe, - my part of the world, you obey the same laws I do. I don't profess to know French Law, but it would worth doing the research.

As for getting Lawyers to talk to authorities, again not sure if that works for you, certainly won't work here.

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