At a meeting last week in Boca Chica at Marina Zar Par, the newly appointed head of the Dominican Coast Guard (Marina Guerra), Capt. Edmundo Felix Pimentel, announced that he is establishing a hot line to his office to assist cruising boats arriving and departing the Dominican Republic should they encounter problems at ANY of the ports throughout the country. He is the commandant in charge of ALL port commanders. He provided a cell phone number (829 760 3880) as well as an email address (email@example.com).
His assistant and sub director is Capt. Abel Esmurdoc Romero (829 760 8076). His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Both Capt. Pimentel and Capt. Romero indicated that in the event, that a cruising boat encounters a problem with any Coast Guard Station, throughout the country, of any type they should call his phone number or have the local coastguard at the station call him. He indicated that he is anxious and willing to become involved and does not want any cruising boat to have a bad experience or leave the country unhappy. He indicated that while he is very much in favor of small gifts to the local coastguard for good service, he is very much against any request for extraordinary payments.
Left to Right: Rafael Baez, owner Marina ZarPar
Captain Edmundo Pimentel, Director de Commandancia del Puertos
Frank Virgintino, Author, Dominican Republic Cruising Guide
Captain Abel Romero, Sub Director de Commandancia del Puertos
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