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New fuel and dockage survey November 21, 2018

A new survey of dockage and fuel prices has been completed and posted showing most of the marinas offering these services in the Bahamas. Most fuel prices were up with a few exceptions that remained unchanged. A few marinas reduced dockage rates but none lowered fuel prices. Please go to our website www.explorercharts.com under Fuel and Dockage …

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ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY CRUISING REGATTA EVENTS ARE POSTPONED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

ATTENTION VISITING SAILBOATS AND GUESTS OF STANIEL CAY The Community of Staniel Cay has postponed the annual New Year’s Day Cruising Regatta and related events (e.g., Captain’s Cocktail Party, Auction, Awards Dinner) this December 2018 and January 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience, but invite you to join us this holiday season anyway. Staniel Cay …

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Small Vessel Reporting System replaced by CBP ROAM on 9/5/2018

Effective September 5, 2018, the Small Vessel Reporting System will no longer be in service and float plans will no longer be accepted. Instead, pleasure boaters are encouraged to use the CBP Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile (ROAM) application when boating into the U.S. from a foreign port or place. Existing SVRS numbers will continue …

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New Minister proposes mooring fees

In an article published in the Bahamas Tribune on July 4th, the newly-appointed transport minister yesterday said he will look to introduce Family Island mooring fees for foreign cruising vessels. To read the entire article go to:  http://m.tribune242.com/news/2018/jul/04/new-transport-minister-targets-boating-revenue/?templates=mobile

Flats fishing regulation of 2017 suspended

NASSAU, The Bahamas, 24 April, 2018…..   News that the Government has suspended the Flats Fishing Regulations has been welcomed by the Association of Bahamas Marinas, which had protested the passing of the regulations when they were passed in 2017 out of concern for a detrimental impact on the country’s appeal as a destination for fishing …

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