Our favourite ginger man is trapped in Kuwait! Graham is stuck and he needs YOUR help.
My next country is (hopefully) going to be Bahrain, but there is a problem.
The predicament/dilemma I’m in is that I came here thinking that
1. There was a ferry from Kuwait to Bahrain
2. Failing that, uou could get a Saudi transit visa here
Both of these things are sadly not true!!
The boats stopped 2 years ago and you can only get a transit visa if you’re a resident here. The only ways to get to Bahrain are: on a boat down the Gulf, transiting through Saudi or transiting back through Iran. Iran and Saudi – the two hardest visas to get in the world!!
So I’ve applied for a Saudi visa in London (which could take WEEKS to come through!) and while I’m waiting for that I’m actively looking for a boat to take me to Bahrain or Qatar or UAE. Oil tanker/Container Ship/Cargo Ship/Yacht/Speedboat/Dhow/Rubber Dingy – I have no preference as long as it’s buoyant enough to get me there!!
But so far, George Zipp – there seem to be very few container ships that come this far up The Gulf, and oil tankers (of which there are many) are reluctant to take passengers. There’s hundreds of motor yachts here (not a single sail) but everyone I speak to says that these boats just do not go out of Kuwait waters, even though there is a boat show in Bahrain this weekend!
I’ve even asked the local fishermen, which, considering what happened to me in Cape Verde is saying something!
Any help you can give me would be amazing!!
If you can assist, or know anyone that may be able to, please contact Team Odyssey via the ‘contact‘ page on the website – thanks. We’ll be forever in your debt…