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US Customs & Border Protection in Select Marinas During Labor Day Weekend
Coordinated effort focused on alleviating busy holiday boat arrivals

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will deploy teams of officers to specific marinas during the busy Labor Day weekend to process small vessel arrivals, including in-person immigration clearances. CBP officers will be available at the following marinas during the specified days and times to process small vessel arrivals.

Phone in arrivals:
Masters, crew and passengers must report their arrivals immediately upon entering the United States by going to a designated reporting location or calling the following 1-800 numbers:


Designated reporting locations:

Miami Beach Marina
300 Alton RoadMiami Beach, FL 33139

Sunday, September 2nd 12 noon - 8 PM
Monday, September 3rd 12 noon - 8 PM
Tuesday, September 4th 12 noon - 8 PM

LAT: N25.77.22
LONG: W80.13.96

Lauderdale Marina
1900 Southeast 15th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
- (954) 523-8507

Sunday, September 2nd, 11 AM- 7 PM
Monday, September 3rd, 11 AM- 7 PM
Tuesday, September 4th, 11 AM- 7 PM

LAT: N26.10.31
LONG: W80.12.20

Sailfish Marina (Singer Island)
Lake Drive
Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404
- (561) 844-1724

Sunday, September 2nd, 11 AM- 7 PM Monday, September 3rd, 11 AM- 7 PM
Tuesday, September 4th, 11 AM- 7 PM

LAT: N26.77.78
LONG: W80.03.93

Upon completion of phoning in arrival, boaters will be directed to the nearest Port of Entry to present themselves and any passengers for a face-to-face interview within 24 hours. South Florida Ports of Entry are as follow:

Key West
301 Simonton Street, Suite 201,
Key West, Florida -

Mon – Fri 8AM-6PM,
Sat-Sun 10AM – 6PM,
- (305) 296-5411

Port of Miami
903 South America Way, Term. H,
Miami, Florida
- 7 days a week 6AM – 10PM
(305) 536-4758

Tamiami Executive Airport
14720 SW 128th Street
Miami, Florida
7 days a week 11AM – 7P
(305) 969-7511

Opa Locka Airport
4371 NW 150th Street
Opa Locka, Florida
7 days a week 9AM – 9PM
(305) 687-5475

Miami General Aviation Facility
7 days a week 24 hours a day
3371 NW 64 Ave
Miami, Florida
(305) 526-7155

Port Everglades
7 days a week 7AM – Mid.
1800 Eller Drive, Suite 110
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 761-2000

Ft. Lauderdale Exec. Airport
7 days a week 9AM – 9PM
5575 NW 15 Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 356-7412

West Palm Beach
Monday through Friday 8AM-4PM
1 East 11th Street
Riviera Beach, Florida
(561) 848-6922

Palm Beach Int'l Airport
7 days a week 8AM – 8PM
Bldg.1612 S. Perimeter Rd.
West Palm Beach, Florida
(561) 233-1083

Ft. Lauderdale General Aviation Facility
7 days a week 8AM – 12 Midnight
Midnight to 8AM must call in advance
1050 Lee Wagner Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 356-7946

Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie County Intl. Airport
7 days a week 10AM – 6PM
2990 Curtis King Blvd
Ft. Pierce, Florida
(772) 461-1733

Failure to Report:
Failure to report can result in civil penalties as defined in Title 19, United States Code, Section 1436 to include a penalty of $5,000 for the first violation and $10,000 for each subsequent violation with the conveyance subject to seizure and forfeiture. In addition to being liable for a civil penalty, any master who intentionally commits a violation under subsection (a) of this section upon conviction is liable for a fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for 1 year or both.

All documented or registered vessels 30 feet in length or greater are required to pay an annual processing (user fee) of $27.50 in U.S. dollars if crossing the international border.

Decals may also be purchased via the Internet at:

If you purchased your decal through the Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, Pa., the U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Administrator will handle your annual decal mailings/reminders at the Mellon Bank. Please carry a copy of the decal application for verification if you have submitted payment to Mellon Bank and have not received your decal.

Reporting Suspicious Activities:
Please report any suspicious activities observed to 1-800-BE-ALERT (1-800-232-5378) or the after hours toll free number 1-800-562-5943.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our Nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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