Gulf Harbour Radio
This worldwide catastrophe is having a major effect on the 2020 cruising season. As I write this,
April 30, 2020, most countries in the South Pacific, including NZ, have restricted arrivals in some way. The situation is very fluid and I will try and update the position as and when I have hard facts. In addition please view the Noonsite web site as anything I have, and more, is going to them.
Good news is that boats having completed the pre departure requirements can in fact come to NZ. This is covered in a document which I have put into our FLOTSAM section. Thanks to the depositions from the NZ marine industry the passage time is included in the 14 day quarantine period.
Coordination in NZ is taking place and marinas who have crew affected are talking to each other. The questions being raised relate to crew outside NZ wanting to return to their boats, as well as those in NZ with visas about to expire. At the moment crew visas, and TIE, have been extended to near the end of September.
At the moment it is better for boats to remain in NZ, so we hope the mild summer continues for some time! Our cruising grounds are wonderful.
If anyone has any fresh information please contact the following who will pass the information to those in the loop.