Tall Ships Adventures are pleased to announce that we now automatically include travel insurance within your booking costs.

We have arranged this specialist travel insurance for all crew members taking part on all Voyages aboard any vessel owned or managed by Tall Ships Ltd.

Full Policy terms and conditions can be found on our website www.tallships.org

This can be downloaded or if required please contact us and we will send you a full copy in the post.

Please read through this documentation carefully to ensure it meets with your requirements.

A brief Summary of this cover is set out below.

Main Sections of Cover:

Cancellation or CurtailmentUp to £5,000

Replacement & Re-joining Expenses Up to £3,000

Medical, Repatriation and Additional Expenses Up to £1,000,000

Personal Baggage & Money Up to £1,500

Personal Accident £25,000

Journey Continuation Up to £500

Travel Delay Up to £500

Hospital Benefit £50 per day up to a maximum £2,500

Personal Liability Up to £2,000,000 (excluding whilst involved in sailing activities)

Legal Expenses Up to £25,000

Delayed Baggage Up to £250

Political and Natural Disaster Evacuation Expenses Up to £15,000

An Excess of £50 applies to some Sections - see Policy for details.

General Exclusions that apply to all Sections

It is important to be aware that Trips booked or commenced contrary to Medical Advice, contrary to health and safety regulations of airlines, to obtain medical treatment or after a terminal prognosis has been made are excluded.

This insurance also excludes certain types of claim arising from any of the following conditions in respect of an insured person

    (a) who is waiting for an operation or post operative check-up, any investigation or results, or any other hospital treatment or consultation (other than regular hospital check-ups for a stable condition where the medication and dosage has not changed in the last 12 months.)

    (b) who has received treatment for any of the following during the 24 months prior to date of booking a trip:

a stroke, any form of cancer; leukaemia or tumour; a transplant; any heart problem; hypertension; dialysis; diabetes (not including diabetes II); any blood disorder; any breathing or respiratory problem (not including asthma, unless requiring inpatient treatment); any psychiatric illness or dementia; any gastro intestinal condition e.g. colitis, stomach ulcer; any neurological system related condition

    (c) who has been seen by a specialist in the last three months (other than regular hospital check-ups for a stable condition where the medication and dosage remains unchanged).

You are advised to read the full policy terms and conditions (www.tallships.org or on request) which set out the full details of all exclusions and limitations

Maximum age 80 at date of travel

This Policy is underwritten by Sagicor at Lloyd's Limited (FSA reference 204947) for Lloyd's Syndicate 1206 and is administered by Sagicor Underwriting Limited.

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Deck and Engineer Officer Cadetships

Want to use your Tall Ships experience to start a career in the Merchant Navy?

As the UK’s leading sail training charity, The Tall Ships Youth Trust maintains very strong links with some of the top shipping companies in Britain. These companies appreciate the value of your Tall Ships experience and they understand that the personal and seamanship skills you’ve gained will stand you in good stead for a career in the Merchant Navy. Below you’ll find information from two such companies – Northern Marine Management Ltd and Pritchard-Gordon Tankers Ltd.

Please let our Youth Development and Training Manager on 02392 832055 know if you’re planning to contact them so we can give you any support and references you need.

Northern Marine Management Ltd

Northern Marine Management are a highly respected Ship Management Company that manage a large and varied Fleet of Tankers and Roro’s for clients such as Stena Bulk, Stena LNG, Stena RoRo, Principal Maritime, Stolt, Genmar Maritime and Emirates Ship Investment Company LLC,  in addition to the Tall Ships themselves! They have an extensive International Cadet Training Programme and sponsor  a large number of cadets with the sole intention of assigning them as Officers in their growing managed fleet once qualified.

Currently Northern Marine Management select and manage their British Cadets through the Clyde Marine Training. All prospective cadets must pass their academic requirements and initial interview with Clyde Marine  prior to being considering for a second stage interview with Northern Marine Management. Northern Marine pride themselves in the quality of their operations and always strive to provide the best onboard training. Candidates should have a strong academic background and a passion and commitment to a seafaring career, and as such any tall ship’s experience will be a great addition to any candidates CV!

Interested applicants should investigate Northern Marine’s website for information on the company http://www.nmm-stena.com/ and for applications please check the academic criteria at http://www.clydemarinetraining.com/

Any Questions about the Northern Marine Cadetships Programme can be directed to Northern Marine’s dedicated training Officer tammy.martin@stena.com

Pritchard-Gordon Tankers Ltd

Pritchard-Gordon Tankers Ltd (PGT) is a ship management company that recruits and trains young people for their fleet of vessels with a career with the Merchant Navy. PGT has strong links with the Tall Ships Youth Trust as its founder Giles Pritchard-Gordon was a Trustee and Vice Patron of the Trust for 20 years and has supported many initiatives to encourage young people to take part in a Tall Ships voyage.

PGT will look favourably at applications from young people who have sailed with the Trust and successful cadets could pursue rewarding sea-going careers with their Caribbean based fleet of tankers!

In brief, the application criteria is:

  • Applications for Deck and Engineering Officers
  • Minimum qualification of 4 GCSE’s grade C or above including Maths, English and Science
  • 3 and a half years apprenticeship split 50/50 college and at sea

To apply for a cadetship, email PGT’s personnel department and ask for an application form: personnel@pgtankers.com

Don’t forget to mention your Tall Ships experience in your application, especially if you have been recommended as Volunteer Crew.

For more information on Cadetships with PGT visit their website at  www.pgtankers.com


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