U.S. Customs proposes tougher rule for foreign cruise ships

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is considering a new rule that would require foreign cruise ships serving California and Hawaii to stop for at least 48 hours in Mexico, the Associated Press reported. The proposal would provide support for U.S.-based carriers, because it would make it more expensive for foreign-flagged vessels to serve that route. The foreign cruise ships currently make a token stop at Ensenada, Mexico, when they travel between California and Hawaii.
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By Professional Mariner Staff