Originally Posted by trotterdotpom
I heard it was common practice to give seamen going to Israel a new passport as any Israeli stamp in your passport would make it impossible to get a visa for Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries.
In 1982 I was in Iran on POLAR URUGUAY. Before getting there we asked the office (Uiterwyk Lines) about 'danger pay' and 'war bonus'. We were Liberian flag. The office came back with, "Liberia is not at way with Iran." It was a long shot anyway.