Permits ease Marshall Islands voyaging hassleJan 1, 2003
From Ocean Navigator #126 November/December 2002
American sailors are now entitled to a one-year cruising permit, which entitles the owner's vessel to visit any number of the Marshall Islands and reefs. The permit also exempts the vessel from formal customs entry procedures; cruising fees are still required and are to be paid upon the first port of entry. This is a reciprocal agreement, allowing Marshall Islands-registered vessels to obtain similar permits for cruising the waters of the United States.
For more information on these permits, contact the Marshall Islands Visitor's Authority: PO Box 5, Majuro, MH 96960; email: email@example.com; phone: 692-625-6482; fax: 692-625-6771. For a complete story on visiting the Marshall Islands, see Scott Bannerot's coverage in Issue 120, March/April 2002.