Since the weather was fine but going to get worse at the end of the week I decided to leave
I am sure you have anticipated the punch line. They were more than happy to zoom on down to where I was and invite themselves aboard. The visit was short, friendly and professional. It was also obvious that the
I passed with “no violation.” I also got a document commemorating the visit. This is apparently useful as they do ask when you were last boarded underway and if you have the paperwork aboard. I presume that if it was recent they will leave you alone and head on to the next vessel.