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Boat licence queries

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, February 08, 2014

MARITIME Safety Authority of Fiji CEO Neale Slack says boat owners should contact them directly to save any misunderstandings on costs of getting boats registered and obtaining licences.

The issue of licences was brought to their attention this week after boat owners complained about registration costs as required under the new Maritime Decree 2013.

Mr Slack has, however, clarified that the $550 and $1000 cost advertised for Boat Masters License (BML) and Class 6 certification was a cost to be shared by those participating — not the cost to each individual.

"The ideal number of participants for the BML Training is 50 participants, so whatever the number of participants, the $550 fee is shared amongst them," he said.

"If there are 35 participants then each participant will need to pay $15.71.

"If there are 20 participants, then each participant will need to pay $27.50.

"However, the combined cost to getting your vessel registered and licensed is $138.75."

* An expensive decree: PAGE 13








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