Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-03-2020, 11:42   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Denia, Spain
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 50
Posts: 25
Paperwork at the beginning of cruising?

Hi all,

I have a question for experienced cruisers, or anyone who knows the procedure for setting off?
Scenario: I have just bought my yacht which is located in Denia Spain, It is now UK flagged, having previously been Swiss flagged.
We plan to depart Denia at the end of march. I am a UK national, my wife is a Ukraine national. She will arrive soon to Alicante and get her usual stamp into the EU (Schengen area).
We plan to sail down the coast towards Gib, Portugal, Morocco, destination to be decided depending on entry limitations with regards to the ongoing situation with Covid - 19.
Question: When we depart Denia, which I believe is a port of entry, do we need to get some document etc from the authorities in Denia as it we be our starting point for around 2 months of cruising, ultimately arriving in the eastern med, hopefully Greece.

Longwinded story, but any pointers or advice will be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Ray.
__________________

Ray. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2020, 11:51   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 966
Re: Paperwork at the beginning of cruising?

You must ask the port authority

The present situation is new

My guess is that you may be required to check in and out of every port

Record your movements

The marina offices will know of any new procedures

Ask them
__________________

slug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2020, 11:54   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 966
Re: Paperwork at the beginning of cruising?

You might , on the internet , visit the Gibraltar port authority website

For some years now that have had electronic pre check in for vessels calling at gib

Valuable info may be on their website
slug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2020, 11:56   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Denia, Spain
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 50
Posts: 25
Re: Paperwork at the beginning of cruising?

Hi Slug,

Thanks just reading up on noonsite with some additional protocols with regards to the current situation. I have already got a IR medical thermometer, we will do checks each day etc.... Obviously its all new with this unprecedented situation. We will be heavily stocked, I do have to go to Morocco, to jump out of the EU are the boat is not yet EU Vat paid, I tried to pay it in Spain but they wouldn't let me :-/

Regards

Ray.
Ray. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2020, 11:58   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Denia, Spain
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 50
Posts: 25
Re: Paperwork at the beginning of cruising?

Re: Gib, cruisers have to have been 'cruising' for 15 days if the port of departure was a Covid 19 infected country.
Ray. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2020, 12:31   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 966
Re: Paperwork at the beginning of cruising?

Another important detail must be your crew list

Who , when did they join and what nationality

You must ask for current info
slug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2020, 12:39   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Denia, Spain
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 50
Posts: 25
Re: Paperwork at the beginning of cruising?

Yes, we will keep all documents etc from prior recent travels, receipts etc for moorings, fuel etc...

difficult times for everyone and cruising has just got significantly more challenging!
Ray. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2020, 05:19   #8
Registered User

Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 374
Re: Paperwork at the beginning of cruising?

Morocco closed all commercial air and sea links with France, Spain and Gibraltar as of a few hours ago. I expect Portugal and Italy is included.
Tupaia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2020, 05:55   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Denia, Spain
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 50
Posts: 25
Re: Paperwork at the beginning of cruising?

Looks like we will depart Spain with nowhere to go :-/

will see what develops up until a few days prior to departure
Ray. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2020, 05:58   #10
Registered User

Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 374
Re: Paperwork at the beginning of cruising?

On a lighter note.

Have a copy of your boat registration encapsulated - much more durable than the original and if it gets left behind somewhere is no big deal.

A "chop" (rubber stamp) with the boat details including port of registry and official number goes a long way in island nations and Asia generally and is a requirement in some countries when dealing with customs (importing boat parts).

We have a waterproof pack with "multiple" copies of passports, crew-list, registration document, insurance certificate and vaccination history. Multiple; we have checked into some countries that require 6 copies of each.

We always make a copy of entry and clearance documents for every port.
Tupaia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2020, 06:02   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 966
Re: Paperwork at the beginning of cruising?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tupaia View Post
On a lighter note.

Have a copy of your boat registration encapsulated - much more durable than the original and if it gets left behind somewhere is no big deal.

A "chop" (rubber stamp) with the boat details including port of registry and official number goes a long way in island nations and Asia generally and is a requirement in some countries when dealing with customs (importing boat parts).

We have a waterproof pack with "multiple" copies of passports, crew-list, registration document, insurance certificate and vaccination history. Multiple; we have checked into some countries that require 6 copies of each.

We always make a copy of entry and clearance documents for every port.

Yes

Ships stamp

Name of vessel plus mmsi number

Authorities love stamps
__________________

slug is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cruising, work

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruising Goals, beginning in January windandwing Monohull Sailboats 17 16-07-2017 14:29
Paperwork and Problems in Ecuador getlostonpurpose Pacific & South China Sea 51 05-05-2009 17:47
Paperwork boto Other 6 17-03-2009 08:12
Managing Paperwork Jack Long Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 5 26-07-2008 13:27
Greek Paperwork JimB Europe & Mediterranean 1 18-09-2007 12:15

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:51.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.