Tag Archives: Fiji

New Procedures Announced for Clearance into Fiji

On arrival in Fiji waters, fly the ‘Q’ flag. On approach, contact Port Control on VHF Channel 16 to request entry into port. Skipper and crew must remain on board until clearance is completed. This must be done within 24 hours of … Continue reading

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SOS Unheeded as Cruising Sailors Rescued by Divers

The idea that today your call for rescue will be quickly acted upon is a myth in some regions of the world. Three cruising sailors – an Australian and two Spaniards – had to be rescued this week by divers … Continue reading

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Mindbender

Where is this mystery port? Hint: Check out the May issue of BWS. Send your answers to comments@cruisingcompass.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers. Congratulations to Scott Splese … Continue reading

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Whale Research Consortium Looking for Cruisers to Help with Research

In 2011, the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium is again looking for boats to host scientists to carry out whale monitoring around Niue. Another whale monitoring project out of Fiji is also looking for 8-10 yachts and interested persons to … Continue reading

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Warning for Cruisers Near Minerva Reef

Yachts are being warned to stay away from Minerva Reef, a popular anchoring spot in the Pacific, as tension between Tonga and Fiji rises over who owns it. Minerva Reef is part of Fiji’s exclusive economic zone but has been … Continue reading

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