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eSeaClear System To Be Introduced In Time For Sailing Week

ST.JOHN'S Antigua, March 28th, 2012 -- Persons arriving in Antigua and Barbuda during the yachting season will now be able to notify the relevant local authorities using a system called “eSeaClear”, the Caribbean pre-arrival notification system.

During a meeting between Minister of National Security & Labour, Sen. the Hon. Dr. L. Errol Cort and stakeholders in the yachting industry on Monday, Chief Immigration Officer, Lt. Col Ivor Walker announced that a new system would be in place to better “land” yacht crews on the island.

The online system allows the Customs, Immigration and Port Authorities to access the information that captains would have entered online prior to their arrival. The eSeaClear system securely stores the data entered by users, making it easy for them to update their information for their next trip. It therefore eliminates the need for different forms to be filled in by hand for Customs and Immigration.

This system will drastically cut the time it previously took for captains to register themselves and crew members who arrive on island for sailing events. The system also provides that competitive edge that will help to keep the destination ahead of the competition.

It is also envisaged that persons will be able to pay fees to the Port Authority using the same online system in the near future.

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