Re: BVI Fines for sailing I n BVI waters
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Ditto on sharing - I’d like to send as well.
On Dec 1, 2020, at 13:32, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
Would you please send me a copy of your letter and to whom it was addressed.
Amel Super Maramu #376
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On Behalf Of karkauai via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2020 4:22 PM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] BVI Fines for sailing I n BVI waters
I have just learned of at least two cruising boats who were sttraying through BVI waters (with no intention of landing) who were stopped by BVI coast guard boats, escorted to a BVI port, and held in quarantine while charges were filed and
$20,000 fines levied. These boats were apparently detained until payment made. All in response to Covid laws prohibiting foreign vessels from entering.
I have written to the BVI to express my disgust at their draconian treatment of these people, the life's blood of the BVI. I will not sail ir visit there again until and unless they apologize to those individuals and cruisers in general, the fines are rescinded,
and their policy softened to allow for a simple warning for the first offense.
If you feel the same, I recommend that you let them know as well.
Kent & Iris
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