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New Zealand: Craft Risk Management Standard for Biofouling now in force

Date Published - June 04, 2018

On the 15th May 2018, the Craft Risk Management Standard for biofouling on all vessels arriving into New Zealand (the CRMS), came into force. The CRMS aims to reduce vessel biofouling by requiring vessels to take out preventative measures and maintain a clean hull before they arrive into NZ.
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Last Update - June 04, 2018

Back to Business in Tortola, BVIs

Date Published - June 01, 2018

In September last year, Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction across the northern Leeward Islands, including the British Virgin Islands – home to the arrival of the annual ARC Caribbean 1500 each November, and departure of ARC Europe each May…. Read More

Last Update - June 06, 2018

Tonga: Good News re. Visa Extensions for Crew & Yacht

Date Published - May 29, 2018

Many cruisers will remember that last year there was a problem extending a visa for the boat past 4 months in Tonga. Actually, it was more of a problem, it was impossible! Gulf Harbour Radio NZ have been working with NZs Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, MFAT, since then… Read More

Last Update - May 29, 2018

Cruising in Japan just got a whole lot easier!

Date Published - May 15, 2018

Japan has recently changed the permit necessary to visit closed ports, making it much simpler to get a cruising permit that is valid indefinitely and free of charge. Does this mean Japan could now be on the shortlist for one of the best cruising grounds in the world?… Read More

Last Update - May 22, 2018