Can a Boat Captain Perform Marriage?

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Boat captains are currently not allowed to perform marriages. All marriages performed by a captain are thus not legal. In countries such as the United States, a captain receives a fine or gets imprisoned if he is registered in New York State.
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Because if two people are on a ship and want to get married, who's going to perform the ceremony? The only person left is the captain.
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It's a tradition. It reflects the fact that a captain's authority on a ship is similar to that of the mayor of a city (who also can solemnize weddings) Captain presides at funerals,
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A marriage in articulo mortis between passengers or crew members may also be solemnized by a ship captain or by an airplane pilot not only while the ship is at sea or the plane is
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As the commanding officer, they have full powers, only outside territorial waters, in the International waters. Notary Publics in Florida can marry people, on dry land or on water
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