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Re: Clearing boat out of the USA in the Chesapeake
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.