Originally Posted by Snoozeman
It's the Honolulu to Seattle that is the problem.
If he was just doing legs 2 & 3 he would be fine. Ensenada to Seattle is allowed.
Yes: The PSVA will keep long threads going forever.
I agree that it is Honolulu to Seattle that is the problem but the cruise that makes that happen is Ensenada to Seattle. PSVA looks at the B2B2B as one cruise and Ensenada does not fulfill the "distant foreign port" porvision.
There are cruises from Ensenada to Seattle that are allowed because they start in foreign country. Just like a Vancouver to Los Angeles cruise is allowed.
Regardless: It's Ensenada that's the problem.