Having paying passengers - International
I've seen a number of "crew" postings in various forums that are asking for payment as "crew". I seem to recall reading about specific rules on this topic but can't seem to find the links. I thought I'd start this thread to gather information on what is required for a skipper to operate a boat with paying "crew" (passengers) internationally.
My personal interest is what is required by a skipper and boat to legally operate internationally if I ever jump on to be crew.
If a Canadian flagged vessel picks up passengers and sails into USA waters; Which licences are needed?
If a US flagged vessel leaves the US to travel through the Caribbean; Which licences are required?
I'm also interested in European and Australian rules for jumping on boats over there.
Lastly, in reality, do skippers follow these rules or are they lip-service?
Ok, prepare to start adding links... GO!