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Searched by Customs AGAIN

When you sail around the world you need to formally enter and exit each and every country and Indonesia has been the most regimented and thorough country we have travelled to in respect to clearance formalities. Epic long days of paperwork, photocopies upon photocopies but surprisingly mundane questions. The upside was jovial and friendly officials. All taking pride in their jobs.

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SK
March 22, 2020

each time you stop..do you need to get some sort of visa/passport or any documentations …etc

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    Ben
    April 8, 2020

    Each time we enter or leave a country we need to obtain entry/exit documentation and permission. Most countries have decent tourist visas except Indonesia which only allowed a couple of months. At which point we had to fly out of the country and back in to obtain a new tourist Visa.

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Didi
March 18, 2020

Hey, just read you guys are aiming for Malaysia – if you get to Penang let me know – would be happy to meet and show you around.
Didi

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    Ben
    April 8, 2020

    Hey Didi. Unfortunately we already stopped by Penang. Awesome city!! There will be an entire video dedicated to that stop. Fantastic food there!!

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Daniel Galdau
March 16, 2020

What are your plans for the next leg? I’m leaving Australia in a 40 foot Catamaran, aiming the Med through the Suez. I hear there were no pirate incidents in over 2 years, and the world’s navies including Middle Eastern countries have really cracked down on the pirates. What are your thoughts? Convoy anyone?

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    Ben
    April 8, 2020

    Hey Daniel. We take piracy very seriously. We believe the risk of piracy is actually extremely low in most parts of the world. But the consequences are extremely high. Especially in places like southern Philippines, near Somalia and more recently off west Africa in the gulf of Guinea. These are places where hostage-taking is common and that is one situation we never want to find ourselves in. That said, many boats have been transiting thru the Suez in past few years without issue. Not sure how this Covid recession will impact things. I would expect piracy to ramp up due to lack of work leaving locals in places like Somalia struggling to survive. We will likely go around the cape to avoid Somalia. Best of luck!

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