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Belize boating laws #352300
09/23/09 03:16 PM
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Hi!

Does anyone know if you are required to have a captains license to operate a dinghy in Belize?

Re: Belize boating laws [Re: silane] #352309
09/23/09 05:26 PM
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If it is motorized I believe the answer is yes. Not sure though? Lengths and horse power may come into play.

Re: Belize boating laws [Re: Freezer] #352313
09/23/09 06:38 PM
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You are correct "Freezer" The P A web site states "all power driven vessels" must have Captains License.

Section 12 of the Harbours and Merchant Shipping Act is amended by Act No. 11 of 2007, to include Section 3 which states:

•Vessels involved in coastal and river service
•Tug boats
•Barges
•Sailing vessels
•Jet ski
•Scientific research vessels
•Casino boats
•Party boats
•Private pleasure boats
•Dredges
•All vessels for hire
•All power driven vessels
The only exception is paddle dories or other similar craft


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Re: Belize boating laws [Re: Tracker] #359608
12/01/09 12:31 PM
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am interested in sitting for the boat masters license,

have an address
have a valid passport
have 2 passport pics

so I show up at PA in BC on a Monday or Tuesday between 10:00 and 11:00 and take the test. anyone got the pamphlet on what they are testing for that could be scanned and emailed to me. I'll pay for the trouble.

when complete I arrange for PA examiner to fly over to AC to watch me drive around.

what else?

Re: Belize boating laws [Re: blat] #359611
12/01/09 12:57 PM
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San Pedro Belize
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The examiner coming over part is questionable i heard from the president of the San Pedro tour guides assoc. that wasn't happening anymore. You might have to go to Belize city.

Re: Belize boating laws [Re: elbert] #359613
12/01/09 01:12 PM
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so how does that work, if my boat is here...

I can't drive it over to BC, I don't have a lisc. yet.


Re: Belize boating laws [Re: blat] #359614
12/01/09 01:15 PM
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San Pedro Belize
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Welcome to Belize!

Re: Belize boating laws [Re: elbert] #359615
12/01/09 01:22 PM
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Sorry that wasn't nice. I feel like even though they say that arent coming they will. It seems the way it goes around here , never consistent.

Re: Belize boating laws [Re: elbert] #359619
12/01/09 01:55 PM
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laugh



Re: Belize boating laws [Re: blat] #359624
12/01/09 02:42 PM
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Sounds like the proverbial catch 22.


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