Originally Posted by Ski in NC
Just a related question: Someone (who will remain nameless) runs his boat to the Bahamas, checks in, passport stamped, then spends like ten days cruising around on his boat. Comes back to the states solo and arrives in a smaller port town and calls the 1-800 customs number and leaves a message with name, passport number, boat name, boat doc number and cell phone number. Asks for further instructions to clear. No return call from customs at all. Boat owner thought it strange, but just continued on his business.
I would either try to contact CBP again or go to see them at the nearest bureau just to be sure there is nothing wrong . When you fall in the imbroglio of the procedure it is just too painful and too difficult to just consider to take any risk.
At least this is what I would do.