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Old 04-16-2012, 06:35 AM   #24
Airhead Wrangler
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Originally Posted by bananaman View Post
I didn't know Colombia would actually ban motorcycle transport by private sailboat..
Just a small correction, but I believe this has always technically been against the law, but just tolerated as it hasn't caused many problems and it filled a necessary gap in transportation options. One of the boat captains explained it to me, but I can't remember exactly what the issue with the law is. It was something to do with being licensed to carry cargo and if you are a cargo ship licensed to operate in Colombia you cannot carry passengers and cargo at the same time. This is the reason some of the people piecing small coastal freighter runs together to get from panama to colombia have had to put their bike in one outboard and themselves in another outboard for the last leg from Capurgana to Turbo.
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