Further to our recent communications, we have been seeking clarification of the notification process to the local port authorities, to authorise crew to travel to and from your boats.
In the meantime, our lawyers have created an authorisation, which your crew may use to travel to and from the boat, for safety or security reasons. You should complete, sign and stamp this document, to be carried at all times by each crew member. Our details as your yacht’s ‘consignatories’ are pre-filled on the form, so if you would like to formally appoint us as your representative, you MUST send us all completed and stamped forms for our records (email@example.com) and we will send them back to you, stamped by us. This way, we can formally represent* you to the local authorities.
*We cannot guarantee you will not be fined, but as your agents, we can make representations on your behalf.
Please note, that only essential travel is permitted, solo, to and from the nearest supermarket, pharmacy, etc, and you can be asked to produce receipts. In addition to the document above, you must carry passport/ID, crew list and documentation from the yard/marina confirming where the boat is stationed.
Please note that while on board, crew must have basic protection, depending on their duties. At a minimum, you should have gloves, mask and eye protection, if possible, plus hand sanitiser. Please let us know if you require any of these items.
Rules and regulations are being updated constantly and we will endeavour to update you as soon as possible of any notable change. Email is not always the most immediate communication method for this, so we have created a WhatsApp group, purely for the dissemination of critical information. Only admins can post here (no chatter), so if you would like to join the group, please click here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/D8RXmTHyrmjK7LUzmUCsf9
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The Estela Team