Argentina – Expensive fine imposed when supernumeraries without VISA are on board

9 September 2016 No.844
Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L., our correspondent in Argentina, has kindly provided the Association with information about the fine imposed on the owners when supernumeraries such as crew members’ wives arrive to Argentina without holding the necessary VISA. Please find attached circular.

In recent cases, the Migration Authority decided to place on board permanent custody by Coastguards during vessel’s stay in jurisdictional waters and the owners have to bear expensive costs of those guards in addition to an ordinary fine.
The correspondent recommends the Members to ensure that every supernumerary or other passengers on board carry the applicable VISA if there is a possibility for the vessel to call Argentinean ports.