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Old 30-11-2010, 14:54   #1
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What Hailing Port ?

Ok, reading another thread reminded me that I had questions on this issue.

So, how does one choose the hailing port for documentation? In the past I have used my home town or mailing address but that seems a bit silly when your address is landlocked town. After all it is called the hailing port.

I've considered making it the port where I keep the boat but that sometimes changes and may not necessarily be a location where I feel a personal attachment.

I think legally it can be whatever port you want to choose but is there a convention or traditional way to choose the hailing port?
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G'Day Skip,

Don't know or particularly care about tradition here, but we have found when dealing with officials in other countries that it makes life easier if all ones documentation (boat rego, hailing port, personal address, addresses on various forms of ID and so on) agree. Shouldn't matter, but it seems to at times.

Had some friends who were Portuguese citizens, home address in Mozambique, boat registered in South Africa but built in Sri Lanka... boy did they have a time whilst clearing in and out of just about everywhere they went! It was all above board, but...

So, if you intend going foreign, keep it simple!

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I use a London or Coventry address to register but always have Salcombe as my home Port... never had a problem...
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G'Day Skip,

Don't know or particularly care about tradition here, but we have found when dealing with officials in other countries that it makes life easier if all ones documentation (boat rego, hailing port, personal address, addresses on various forms of ID and so on) agree. Shouldn't matter, but it seems to at times.

Had some friends who were Portuguese citizens, home address in Mozambique, boat registered in South Africa but built in Sri Lanka... boy did they have a time whilst clearing in and out of just about everywhere they went! It was all above board, but...

So, if you intend going foreign, keep it simple!

Cheers,

Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Coffs Harbour, rolling our guts out!
Excellent point. Had not considered this aspect of the issue at all. As you say, it shouldn't matter but I do intend on going foreign and having dealt with customs in some third world countries it might prevent some confusion. I already had to change all my credit cards, drivers license, etc to use my full legal name after a couple of "discussions" at airport security.
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