What am I prohibited to take onboard?
In order to align our carriage requirements with the guidance of our Flag State the following items may be carried with prior notification at the time of booking:
Please note: Foot passengers may not transport firearms, ammunition or any other item considered to be a dangerous weapon, such as bows and arrows, knives (including chef's knives) swords etc, on board our vessels. Any dangerous items will be taken and confiscated by security/ police at the port of departure and passengers will not be permitted to collect these items on their return.
Category Dangerous Goods exempted from the requirements of the IMDG Code
A maximum of 1000 cartridges of UN 0012 and UN 0014 of Class 1.4S per vehicle, which should be carried in the original manufacturers packaging, is permitted without documentation. Quantities in excess of this must be declared and carried according to the full provisions of the IMDG Code.
Propane/Helium (maximum of 3 cylinders, the combined weight of which must not exceed 47 kg) Purged cylinders require certificates to be produced.
Cars/camper vans/motor homes/caravans
Butane/Propane (maximum of 3 cylinders, the combined weight of which must not exceed 47 kg) for lighting, cooking or heating purposes only.
Cars powered by multi fuel hybrids
Only recognised manufactured models with standard specification or where evidence is provided that any modifications have been carried out by a competent certified mechanic.
A maximum of 6 cylinders may be carried per vehicle of size ‘F’ or smaller (Note size F has 9.4 litres water capacity, with approximate dimensions 930mm x 140mm or up to 60 litres aggregate water capacity), containing either UN1002 AIR, COMPRESSED, UN1072 OXYGEN or UN3156 COMPRESSED GAS, OXIDISING N.O.S (Oxygen, Nitrogen).. No other dangerous goods (e.g. Class 2.1 Flammable gases, Class 3 Flammable liquids) may be carried in the same vehicle as the diving gases.
DIY and household effects
Flammable paint and paint related material (maximum 10L combined). Disposable Gas Receptacle (Maximum 1L) for blow torch or similar.
Small fire extinguishers up to a maximum total weight of 5kg per vehicle or caravan or trailer.
Private vehicles can only take fireworks in retail packaging, maximum 5 kg package weight in total..
Forage for animals
Small “horse” Box (including trailers) carrying animals. 3 Bales Standard Size. Bales to be covered if outside of vehicle. Large “horse” Box. Additional bales may be transported within the vehicle, to a maximum of 3 bales per animal.
Items carried in Personal luggage
Personal grooming or hygiene products e.g. hairsprays, toiletries
Lifejackets & Flares
Within test date flares and lifejackets which are classified as dangerous goods. Maximum per Vehicle of 6 x Lifejackets, 6 x Handheld Flares, 4 x Parachute Flares and 2 Smoke Floats for use in leisure craft only.
Private vehicles used to carry sick or disabled persons may carry up to six, of size 'F' or smaller, cylinders (i.e. up to 60 litres aggregate water capacity) containing UN 1072 oxygen, compressed provided the patient has a letter from a doctor stating they require medical oxygen. In addition to the above conditions the use of oxygen on board ship is only in non-smoking areas designated by the master.
Petrol & Diesel
In an approved container (maximum quantity 5L per vehicle). The above items must be declared to the ship’s officer prior to loading.
In all the above cases the goods must be secured against movement. For gases, except when being used for medical purposes, the gas supply should be shut off at the cylinders and stowed away from sources of ignition and heat.
All firearms should be accompanied by a current valid Firearm, Shotgun or Registered Firearms Dealer’s (RFD) certificate and these should be available for inspection by either the booking in staff or port security personnel. Certificate holders should be aware of their requirements for ensuring the secure storage of arms and ammunition, for example: Any shooting equipment should not be visible when carried in vehicles.
All of the above items must be declared to the ship’s officer prior to loading
If the quantities being carried exceed those stated in above the full provisions of the IMDG Code should be applied.