With much of the world’s travel coming to a halt in 2020, numerous sectors were still jetting across the globe for essential work purposes. None more so than energy firms travelling to offshore oil and gas locations and security firms providing valuable cargo ships protection from piracy.

What does a marine fare entitle you to?

Marine fares entitle the holder to more flexibility with amendments to fairs, greater baggage allowance, ensuring you can take all your required equipment for long stays offshore and extra security should flights be rescheduled, giving you priority for re-arranged flights.

Who qualifies?

To qualify for a marine fare you must be one of the following:

  • A Seaman travelling to or from a vessel on duty, with a seaman’s book
  • Staff travelling to or from a vessel who aren’t a seaman but are included on the ship’s manifest
  • The spouse of someone working on a vessel, once added to the ship’s manifest
  • An engineer or contractor travelling to or from carrying out work on a vessel or offshore

If you are one of the above it is important to be aware that you may require one of the following:

  • Your seaman’s logbook
  • Your contract of employment
  • A company headed letter which outlines your name, requirement to travel, the dates of travel and the basic information about the vessel/project you are working on.

What can Wayte Travel do?

At Wayte Travel we understand how quickly marine fare clients require a response, that’s why our dedicated Marine team, headed by Rob Massey alongside our free of charge out of hours service gives you the peace of mind that you need.

If you would like more information about marine fares, or how Wayte Travel can help do not hesitate to get in touch with Rob or Sales Director, Garry Lloyd alternatively contact the team on salesteam@waytetravel.co.uk

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