I spent this morning talking with a cruiser who keeps their boat in La Paz
. They are an interesting case because they were not on their boat in La Paz
when the "inspections" occurred. They use a local service
that monitors boats while the owners are away.
They talked to that service
earlier this week and were reassured that their boat was not on the embargo list. The AGACE "inspectors" that checked the boat paperwork in their marina were satisfied with TIPs that had been filed with the marina office and found no problems in the marina.
The La Paz local contact did say that the problem is still that boats, for whatever reason, that were put on the embargo list have not been given any guidance or information about how to get off the list - even when they have perfect documentation.
It sure sounds like a boat checking into Mexico which gets a current
TIP will have no future problems.
Here is a copy of a message from an American boat management company in La Paz
There have been no recent reports of additional "inspections" however the marinas here in La Paz are anticipating that the Mexican officials may visit sometime in January. For now nothing has changed and there have been no new developments reported--other than reports of high-level meeting in Mexico City and this round of media attention.
Hopefully the situation will be resolved quickly and everything will get back to normal. Cruisers with all of the necessary documentation, insurance, and temporary import permit (TIP) for their vessel should not have any problems once the process gets sorted out.