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The question is similar to this one, but specifically focusing on sea travel between Russia and Turkmenistan.

Say you've got a Russian transit visa, but due to the ferry from Turkmenistan being severely delayed (it has no timetable in practice), it runs out by the time you arrive.

Then, obviously, you'll be sent back to Turkmenistan, which you now have no right to enter either (your visa has run out, so an exit cancellation is also probably not an option)

What will happen then, assuming your passport isn't from a nearby country and that country doesn't have a consulate in Turkmenistan?

Paying any bribes is out of the question.

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    Do you have a reference for the being sent back part? In general, deportation involves finding a country which will accept the subject. – origimbo Nov 13 '18 at 13:50
  • @origimbo Caravanistan is a forum of people well-versed with the region, and apparently if you depart from country A and cannot enter B, you will be sent back to A no matter what happens afterwards – Crazydre Nov 13 '18 at 14:04
  • There are probably no practical differences between a sea border with limited options where to go and a land border, where you usually also only have two options (proceed or go back). At the Turkmen border I would bet that you can or must solve the problem with a bribe. From the other question, all answers except Gayot's (which is IMHO listing surreal and imaginary complications) would be valid for a generic question about sea borders as well. From first hand experience, exit cancellations, if applicable, seem to be a common solution for this problem. – Tor-Einar Jarnbjo Nov 13 '18 at 14:59
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    You will become the new ferry captain and travel on the caspian sea forever ;-) – NicolasB Nov 13 '18 at 15:02
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    @Tor-EinarJarnbjo When I took the ferry Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan in July 2016, I got a free cabin for myself and a free meal, and I paid nothing for the trip besides the ticket fare (I would never have agreed to do so anyway, no matter the consequences) – Crazydre Nov 13 '18 at 21:43

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