Baraka will be sailing the southern route - Singapore
down Indonesia to
Cocos Keeling, Chagos (BIOT), then
Here are a few details about formalities we have collected.
With effect from 1st January 2012 it is now necessary to notify the Port
Master at least 12 hours prior to arrival at
The Notification of Arrival report must be addressed to the Port Master and provide the following information in the format as shown:-
LEE CHENG WEE
MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF
1. Name of vessel
2. Call Sign
3. MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity Code)
4. IMO Number (Number issued by Lloyds Register)
5. Draft (in metres)
6. Height (in metres i.e. air draft)
7. Name of local agent
8. ETA (local time in form DDMMYYYYHHMM)
9. Direction from which the vessel is approaching
10. Intended Location
11. Name of last port of call
12. Any remarks (e.g. engine failure, medical assistance etc.)
To be sent via E-mail email@example.com or Telefax (65) 6224 5776
To move from marina to marina within
advise. Fax crew list 1 day in advance to +62 778 761348.
Upon arrival fly both a Q and N flag.
Nongsa Point will facilitate entry into
on entry, $25 USD per person, plus $25 agent fee. Dwi Hartana at the marina
can facilitate. firstname.lastname@example.org +62 813 6466 6471
We obtained a CAIT for
Noonsite, who has proved responsive. email@example.com Cost is 1,850,000
90 days from date on the permit. We sent copies of the boat doc and
passports, plus other info requested as follows:
We plan to enter
We plan to request a 30-day Visa upon Arrival at Nongsa Point.
We plan to exit
We plan to cruise from Batam to Belitung, stopping at Rempang,
Galang,Temiang, Lingga, Bangka and
Our next port of call after
If possible, please send the CAIT original document to
Nongsa Point, care of Dwi Hartana of
Get Telekomsel SIM for an internet dongle.
We also have been in contact with a
obtaining diesel and water, and in contacting officials for clearance. Harun
Cahyadi firstname.lastname@example.org has a small jetty on the west side of
at 02? 47' 06.89"S; 107? 35' 25.38"E (0719) 7000 620
Update July 2012: Mr. Cahyadi was
more than helpful, obtaining diesel for us, and befriending us. He acted as
agent in obtaining both Belitung arrival and clearance from
Australian High Commission - Immigration
Craig Brockway on
very helpful answering questions. Craig.Brockway@daff.gov.au
Cocos will charge $50AUS per week to visit, payable upon leaving, no other charges, payable by credit card.
Indian Ocean Cruising Guide says to notify of arrival to Cocos Police on VHF20 12 nm out. Estrellita had info for an email notification 72 hours out, as follows:
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am writing to provide advance notice of our arrival by private sailing
yacht to Cocos Keeling. Bill Betts on Estrellita just forwarded his emails to you, so I am borrowing his format and filling in our details.
Our expected arrival is July 12, 2012 at approximately 0800 hrs.
Our last port was
like to stay at Cocos Keeling for about 1 month.
We have the appropriate port
Austalian "ETA" application approvals, reference numbers xxxxxxxxx and
We are a 13 meter, monohull sailing yacht flagged in the
Number: 926578 and named "Baraka".
We have a total of two crew on board as follows;
Pryde, David, Male, DOB: xxxxxxxxx, USA Passport No:
xxxxxxxxx, Born in
Eckmann, Janice, Female, DOB: xxxxxxxxx, USA Passport:
xxxxxxxxx, Born in
Our last 4 ports are
We have no pets or firearms on board, and are both in good health.
I hope that this email is sufficient notice of our arrival and look
forward to hearing from you as to any other information you require in
advance of our visit.
Sailing Yacht "Baraka"
We obtained a cruising permit for 28 days (50 pounds per week, payment
via bank transfer). Michelle Cooper, BIOT Assistant Administrator
BIOTadmin@fco.gov.uk has been very helpful. Documents required include
1) Signed version of the Visit Permit Request Form, obtained online
2) Signed version of the BIOT Yacht Declaration
3) Copies of evacuation insurance (We signed up online for DAN, which was
acceptable, $55 USD)
4) Yacht insurance to cover disposal and clean up (we sent our yacht
insurance policy page, showing liability coverage)
We have not looked into entry requirements for Rodriguez, Mauritius or