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Old 09 October 2005, 19:15   #11
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If you DO land on a foreign shore and there are no officials around what do you? It is all very well having a passport if there is nobody to show it to!!!
I believe that officially you're supposed to go to the nearest entry point, ie Immigration Office. This role is sometimes done by Customs or Harbourmaster.
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I believe that officially you're supposed to go to the nearest entry point, ie Immigration Office. This role is sometimes done by Customs or Harbourmaster.
Yes but what happens in practice I wonder??? Maybhe a question for the Yachties.

Just thinking of a world cruising yacht turning up at Burry Port or even Swansea for that matter - they would have a hard time finding someone to show their passport to.

From what I have heard it is much the same at Scotish and Welsh airports - all C+ E are interested in is catching people bringing tobacco back from France - no money in anything else!!!
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I don't think it matters if the yacht is crewed by EU citizens and the last port of departure was in the EU. However, for non-EU citizens I think that you would technically become an Illegal Imigrant. Also, if you don't have your entry and exit formalised you may have problems at your next foreign port.

UK regional airports have different security and Customs focus depending on the flight destinations and local conditions. One of the strictest security controls I've been through was at Sumburgh on Shetland.
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UK regional airports have different security and Customs focus depending on the flight destinations and local conditions. One of the strictest security controls I've been through was at Sumburgh on Shetland.

God knows why - Sumburgh's most exotic international flight is to Brussels - maybe they heard Eupa was coming????
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Brussels? Are you sure?

The reason for their tight security is the desire to control the drugs problem on the island.
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Brussels? Are you sure?

The reason for their tight security is the desire to control the drugs problem on the island.
Well unless you call Stockholm or Bergen exotic??? They are the only "international" flights!!!
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I'm fairly sure that's not direct - via Aberdeen only. So the world's your oyster really!
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Richard.

I've been to Seouta, Marocco for two times now and I can tell you that that part of Marocco isn't so great.

Both times fot refueling only and one time it took us one night extra because customs wanted us to. They wanted to check the boat next morning and where to busy that evening.

Stay on the european side.
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Codders, nasty stretch of water often with wind over tide, oh and one or two "occasional" ships transiting in and out of the med to cope with (feck you think the M25 is busy ) forget it. Instead why not cruise around the huge bay north of Gib and over to Spain on the far side, much safer. As Danny says stay on the european side, you have seen "Midnight Express" what would we do with your 8m rib if you were locked up in Morocco

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Codders, nasty stretch of water often with wind over tide, oh and one or two "occasional" ships transiting in and out of the med to cope with (feck you think the M25 is busy ) forget it. Instead why not cruise around the huge bay north of Gib and over to Spain on the far side, much safer. As Danny says stay on the european side, you have seen "Midnight Express" what would we do with your 8m rib if you were locked up in Morocco

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No not taking my 8m - taking my 3.1m Quicksilver with Suzuki 15hp - rolls up into car no problem!!! Already done Swansea/Ilfracombe in it - and that's about 30 miles each way!!!

Don't know about crusing from Gib to Spain being any safer - the Spanish HATE Gib - so much so the Spanish police fired at a Jetski that came too close to their shore from Gib!!!

Really justv want to set foot on the African Continent again - bee a long time since we were there last!!!
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