Beaufort NC

On arrival we were met by a boat load of Officers from the US Coast Guard, USCG. Their mission was to deliver a message from the Customs & Border Patrol, CBP.

It seems we had not been properly reporting in and a CBP Officer had seen Kapowai in Charleston. As we had sailed before they could visit they had asked USCG to keep an eye open for us.

CBP were pleasant but firm, reporting in on arrival at each state was a requirement with penalties for not doing so.  They advised where to get the information etc and we have done so since.

As USCG were on board they also did an inspection which Lois did with them showing all the safety equipment, environmental plans and such like. They were happy and gave us a clean bill of health.