Here is a list of documents you will either need to bring or provide upon arrival in a new country – since we leave from Mexico you will already have been trained in bureaucracy.
1) Original Vessel Documentation ( up to date )
2) Valid and unexpired Passport(s) – – some countries may refuse you entry if the expiration date is in less than 6 months
3) Most marinas will require insurance – best to get some – check with NOVAMAR
4) Zarpes – Clearances and other bona fide’s
5) Your Mexican T.I.P.
6) If you sail with pet’s – all the docs you can muster plus more – vaccination certificates – chips under their skin . etc etc
Here are 2 documents related to OpenCPN
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
MEDICAL REPATRIATION TO U.S.
DAN Boater (boating accident) (take from ship to nearest hospital/medical facility; limitation on amount but might get you all the way home). This is an annual membership fee service.
MEDJET Expat 180 Family Membership (any medical condition)(take from hospital/medical facility in foreign country to your home in U.S.). This is an annual membership fee service.
There are a number of Medical repatriation companies. Check your boat insurance, policy carefully as some policies do not contain any or sufficient medical repatriation expense.
Medjet and DAN Boater provide emergency information. There are a number of companies on the internet that are pay as you go and do not require that you purchase a membership that provide emergency information.
U.S. COAST GUARD EMERGENCY SSB CHANNELS
MHZ UTC time
6.125 24 hr.
8.290 24 hr.
U.S. COAST GUARD EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER
001 310 732 2046
HAM SSB NETS
World wide emergency Ham net: 14.313 24 hr.
Central America Ham net: 7.083 UTC time 1300