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Re: Clearing boat out of the USA in the Chesapeake

Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
There is no such thing as a permission to proceed.

Have you a reference to it?

Remember I have sailed into and out of the USA 3 times and am quite up to date with their rules.

Zanshin has a Cruising permit but it is coming up to expire.

He does not need to hand that cruising permit in. It expires automatically when he leaves the USA.

I am currently in Alabama or I would pull copies of my "Permissions to Proceed" from my files and post them for you.

When a non-US vessel has been stored in the US and a Cruising License has expired in the meantime a new Cruising License cannot be acquired until the vessel has left US Water. In this case the vessel needs a Permission to Proceed (out of the country). This is a routine excercise for many Canadian boats stored over summer at places such as Idiantown in Florida. Last year the fee was $27.40. It is illegal for a foreign vessel to move in US waters without a Cruising License or a POP.

Here ya go .... apply for one yourself.

The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.
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