A entry broker / agent as guarantor @ $100 per person and he will in addition arrange all repairs with the locals, Knows where they are and their workmanship, reprovisioning for 10% of each account commission payable by the boat owner + do all the entry paper, pass ports work, saves you running around trying to find the departments, people who can speak English for directions and taxi fares to get there as the three departments are not all in the one place, or the Captain use's a open ended signed blank amount credit card so as a ticket or bond is not required by each person. The signed credit card is not actioned but held on file and is destroyed in front of you when you come the depart if all person on the crew entry list match the departure persons leaving with pass ports to be on board . It is not the crew responsibility to provide the $1500 US bond or individuals airt tickets out of Tahiti, it is the boat owners or captain's responsibility if they want to enter New Caledonia or French Polynesia TAHITI, Singapore and elsewhere. In addition the captain is liable for all crews debts, fines, unpaid accounts, plus accommodation, food, fares to airport if the captain decides they are no longer to be a crew member once entry has been obtained.
Crew at no instance should give their pass ports to the captain or an air ticket on his say so. Give him a photo copy of the first double page which has your Photo and details so he can do the necessary crew documentation completion. If he / she chose's not to use a bond broker then go with him to all the authorities to get your passport stamped retaining possession at all times. If there is a dispute on passage and he tells you are to be fired as a crew member and you are to find your own way home from where ever at your own expense then do not give your passport to the captain or bond broker under any circumstances. You will soon get your ticket home plus hotel accommodation, food, taxi fare to airport on the owner or captain.