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Egypt: New Restrictions on Health Certificate Requirements

Date Published - May 07, 2019

(Apr 24, 2019) – New restrictions have come into force which requires all crew entering Egypt on board private vessels to have a health certificate when arriving from a number of countries. In particular, a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for vessels departing from Sudan…. Read More

Greece: Uncertainty Continues over the New Cruising Tax (TEPAI)

Date Published - May 03, 2019

(May 7, 2019) – Following numerous delays, the start date for payment of the TEPAI is scheduled for 9 May 2019. With just 2 days to go, the Cruising Association (CA) have now received confirmation that the tax will indeed start on the 9th, however, the online payment system is… Read More

New Logo and Trading Name for the RCC Pilotage Foundation

Date Published - April 30, 2019

(May 1, 2019) – The Pilotage Foundation have announced a new logo and trading name. Well known for their extensive range of pilot books published by Imray and Bloomsbury and free online material, the new name and logo reflect the truly global nature of their publications and charitable objectives…. Read More

New Caledonia: New Health Insurance Requirement

Date Published - April 28, 2019

By Val Ellis – Mar 28, 2019
Contributors – Audrey of Noumea Yacht Services

Without Health Insurance which includes repatriation for every member of the crew, a boat will be refused clearance…. Read More

India: Andaman Islands - Restricted Area Permit Abolished

Date Published - April 26, 2019

By R. Ratham, Asia Pacific Superyachts, Andaman Islands, India — Mar 01, 2019

The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the view of noonsite.com or the World Cruising Club.

Yachts visiting the Andaman Islands will no longer be restricted to a stay of 30… Read More

Greece: New Cruising Tax - 19 days and counting . . .

Date Published - April 26, 2019

By Sue Richards — Apr 17, 2019 12:24 PM
Contributors: Cruising Association – Chris Robb

With only 19 days to go, the Greek Finance Ministry have still not published exactly how yacht skippers are meant to pay the new cruising tax, which comes into force on April 2nd, 2019. The Cruising Association… Read More

Greece: Cruising Tax Update

Date Published - April 26, 2019

By Cruising Association —Mar 19, 2019 08:59 AM

After much talk of this new tax due to come into force in January 2014, it still has not been signed off by the Greek Ministries of Shipping and Finance. Quite possibly, it never will . . …. Read More

Greece: TEPAI (New Cruising Tax) Official Information

Date Published - April 26, 2019

By Sue Richards — last modified Mar 29, 2019 10:10 PM

If your boat is in Greek waters or you are planning on cruising to Greece in the future, these 2 documents outline in detail everything you need to know about the TEPAI…. Read More

Egypt: New Restrictions on Health Certificate Requirements

Date Published - April 25, 2019

New restrictions have come into force which require all crew entering Egypt on board private vessels to have a health certificate when arriving from a number of countries. In particular, a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for vessels departing from Sudan…. Read More

Tasman Sea: Family plead for missing schooner search to continue

Date Published - March 26, 2019

In spite of fading hopes for the seven crew members of the vintage yacht Nina, missing in the Tasman Sea since June 04 and thought to have sunk, the family of one of the crew, British man Matthew Wootton, still hopes he will be found alive. As reported by Sail-World.com
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Changes in St. Helena

Date Published - March 23, 2019

The formerly isolated outpost has big changes coming, opening St. Helena to cruisers willing to make the trek…. Read More

Mediterranean: Abnormal Weather - The New Norm?

Date Published - February 26, 2019

Are the tornadoes in Turkey, hurricanes force winds in Italy, blizzards in Greece the new norm or just exceptional and unusual? We take a look at what weather forecasters are saying about the latest extreme weather in the Mediterranean and Europe…. Read More