From Malcolm’s Desk

PHOTOS FOR OUR WEBSITE:
Does anyone have any pictures of the Marina (Past or Present) they would like to share? It would be wonderful to have more on display on our webpage gallery. Photos (with dimensions of 640 x 445 pixels) will be gratefully received and may be emailed to Adri: information@durbanmarina.co.za

UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT AFFECTING VISITING YACHT:
The Marina is very sorry for the occupants of s.y. “Lotus”. Whilst travelling to our local Port authorities they were involved in an accident in a taxi. The wife of the owner is now in one of our private hospitals with a broken hip. We wish her a speedy recovery.

ELECTRONIC MOVEMENT CONTROL SYSTEM:
The rumor mill has been hard at work recently, but there is no cause for alarm! Anyone who would like a copy of the whole document is most welcome to fetch one from the Marina offices. However, in brief, the only changes are as follows:

Clearing out to a foreign destination: Three hours prior to slipping, you need to phone Immigrations (who will come down and check your boat out). {All the normal procedure still applies, i.e. you do your Flight Plan and take it to Port, report to Customs and Immigration with your entire crew (and all passports) and get your stamp out from Port}.

Clearing in: When you arrive back in Durban from a Foreign Port, the first thing you have to do is phone Immigrations who will come down to check your boat in. {Normal compliance with Customs and Immigrations would then apply}.

Clearing out to a local destination: The same rules apply as for a foreign destination, but you and your crew will not all have to report in person to Customs and Immigrations. You will go to Port with your Flight Plan, Customs etc – but then you will have to phone Immigrations three hours prior to slipping. This is the only real change.
ANY QUERIES, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME FOR CLARIFICATION.

BOAT SHOW DATES:
The Durban International Boat Show will be held at Durban Marina again this year, from 18th -19th – 20th July 2014.

QUEEN MARY II:
It’s lovely to see this special transatlantic ocean liner visiting our shores again. A pity about the rather dreary day for her 2,300 passengers, but most Durbanites will have been very relieved to have a break from the recent heat and humidity!

HAPPY SAILING. HAPPY FISHING.

KIND REGARDS,
MALCOLM

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