Originally Posted by multihullsailor6
I am planning to sail to Israel
in July or August. As mentioned on Noonsite, I requested the Yacht-IMOT pre-arrival form from the Israeli Navy
and was today informed that this is for Israeli flagged boats and an all-Israeli crew.
Does anyone have an update on the situation and know which pre-arrival form is to be requested from whom?
Thanks for any input.
Foreign flagged vessel will be hailed by the Israeli navy some distance from shore (may be around 30NM offshore).
The will ask a bunch of questions, basically the same questions that are on the form.
You will need to be ready with the answers and after the interrogation the will let you go on. You may continue sailing during the VHF
Prepare the data of your boat
Dimensions, type, colour, registration
port and numbers.
Data of crew: names, birth dates, passports (nationality, passp. number).
Where did you come from and when you have left this port.
Do you have weapons on board.
Basically this is it.
Later, navy boat
may come and look at you, call you on the VHF
and (very politely) validate again some of the data. If everything matches, they will send you on.