ESEACLEAR NOW FULLY FUNCTIONAL IN ANTIGUATuesday 17th July 2012
eSeaClear, the Caribbean Pre-Arrival Notification System, is now available in Antigua and Barbuda. Representatives of eSeaClear have been in Antigua on a regular basis over the past several months and have now trained Customs, Immigration and Port Authority officials to facilitate clearance by eSeaClear.
eSeaClear is an advanced online web service that makes it faster and easier to clear in and out of Antigua. Vessel operators can store and submit declaration information electronically, eliminating the need to fill in declaration forms by hand at each arrival port. Vessel operators now have the ability to:
• Notify a country of a pending arrival.
• Store vessel characteristics and crew lists.
• Easily add or update crew and passenger information.
• Edit or cancel notifications if travel plans change.
• View historical notifications.
• Utilize stored information to easily create new notifications.
• Avoid writing out declaration documents by hand.
eSeaClear is initially available in three ports in Antigua: English Harbour, Jolly Harbour and Deep Water Harbour. All yachtsmen clearing into and out of Antigua are encouraged to use the new online pre-arrival notification system.
Bob Potter, CEO of eSeaClear, has worked closely with Antigua’s Ministry of Tourism on this initiative. Antigua and Barbuda is the first country to be fully compliant following extensive training and improved facilities at the clearance ports. All resident and visiting yachts are invited to simplify their arrival and departure processes by using eSeaClear.
For more information or to use the system, go to www.eseaclear.com.
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