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#315416 - 12/20/08 04:40 PM Boat needed to lease  
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Hammer Offline
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Want to lease or buy time on power or sailboat. I have a commercial captains license. Call 625-7774 or pm me. Thanks!

#315425 - 12/20/08 06:17 PM Re: Boat needed to lease [Re: Hammer]  
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Is a commercial captains liicense legal in Belize with the new changes?

#315463 - 12/21/08 08:42 AM Re: Boat needed to lease [Re: dabunk]  
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Hmmm, I am pretty sure it is - how else can visiting boats traverse our waters. And how do the TMM bareboat charters rent to visitors. Maybe Simon can answer this for us.

#315466 - 12/21/08 09:12 AM Re: Boat needed to lease [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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Firstly I'm assuming that Hammer is refering to a Belize commercial captains license based on the phone number. There are a variety of licenses available based on the size of boat and on top of that there are 1)Private, 2)Commercial Passenger and 3)Commercial Cargo.

TMM and Moorings require you to submit a resume of your sailing experience and any licenses you may hold in order to Bareboat a charter. If either one feels that your experience and qualifications aren't enough then you must have a captain on board. Port Authority accepts that if you've passed screening with the charter company you can sail inside the reef. A captain is always required outside of the reef.

I'm not sure of the requirements for transient boaters. If I get stopped by Port Authority or the Coast Guard again this week I'll ask them.

#315476 - 12/21/08 10:09 AM Re: Boat needed to lease [Re: SimonB]  
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Hello everyone;

I hold multiple licenses one of which is a Belize commercial.

#315483 - 12/21/08 11:02 AM Re: Boat needed to lease [Re: SimonB]  
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SimonB,

I hold a 50 Ton US Coast Guard Masterís License (now expired) and I think it would be unbelievable if Belize did not accept a valid Masterís License on a Foreign vessel. I have traveled extensively in many countries and have never had a problem. Of course there where responsibilities which varied a little from country to country along with the required paper work to clear in. I believe there are treaties and agreements with other countries which would exempt foreign masters from local licensing. Of course they may require a qualified pilot to a comply the vessel but this is usually for transit in a limited particular areas.

Now if it is a Belize registered vessel then that is a different story. Belize can regulate that as they see fit, of course.

I will watch with interest for any additional information.


Jim
Somewhere on a beach in Belize
#315484 - 12/21/08 11:04 AM Re: Boat needed to lease [Re: ragman]  
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"Of course they may require a qualified pilot to a comply the vessel but this is usually for transit in a limited particular areas. "
Like inside the reef?

#315506 - 12/21/08 01:18 PM Re: Boat needed to lease [Re: SP Daily]  
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Jesse, I wouldn't totally rule it out, but not usually a large geographical area. The Bahamas have plenty of shallow water and reefs, same with the San Blas Islands off Panama and they donít require pilots that I know of.

The skill required through your cuts is greater than inside the reef (in general). A lot of places in the world might require a pilot through a cut. Again I'm interested in what information may be out there.


Jim
Somewhere on a beach in Belize
#315516 - 12/21/08 02:38 PM Re: Boat needed to lease [Re: ragman]  
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Found a boat! Thank you.


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