Dangerous/Restricted Goods

Dangerous/Restricted Goods

Our passenger ferries can carry certain substances and goods but we are limited to what we can carry by the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and guidelines issued by the United Kingdom Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). It is a legal requirement for any passenger/haulier to advise both the Harbour Authority and Wightlink of all dangerous goods/marine pollutants being presented for shipment. No dangerous goods can be carried on our Catamarans nor carried by foot passengers on our car ferries. Dangerous goods for shipment should be declared at least 24 hours in advance.

Some dangerous goods can only be carried on certain passenger restricted sailings but please refer to our dangerous goods department for information. Some dangerous goods are not allowed on passenger ships but if certain conditions such as stowage and quantity limits are met they can be allowed. Such dangerous goods, but not limited to, include flammable gas for recreational purposes (not more than 47 kg), spare fuel in approved containers (not more than 5 litres), guns and ammunition for sporting purposes, fireworks for personal use (total weight of package not more than 10 kg) and medical oxygen for personal use can be carried (limits apply) but please inform Wightlink of intended carriage.

The Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations make it a legal requirement for the haulier to advise both the Harbour Authority and Wightlink of all dangerous goods/marine pollutants being presented for shipment

Wightlink will not be held responsible for any inconvenience, delay or expense incurred by refusing shipment due to lack of notice given.

Dangerous Goods Offices

The offices below must be contacted on both the outbound and inbound journey to inform the relevant port of any dangerous substances being transported.

 

  • Portsmouth: 023 9285 5237
  • Fishbourne: 019 8388 5200
  • Lymington: 015 9064 7638
  • Yarmouth: 019 8376 0647
The following information is required from the Shipper/Forwarder (or his agent) in order to complete a Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants Declaration: a. Company name and address b. Time and date of sailing for which a reservation is held c. Vehicle make and type together with registration number d. United Nations (UN) number e. The proper shipping names, not Trade Names and technical names of constituents (if applicable) f. I.M.O. Class and Division, and Subsidiary Risk (if applicable) g. Marine Pollutant category (if applicable) h. Packaging Group i. Flash Point (if 61ºC or below) j. Details of quantities to be shipped (For Explosives – Net explosive contents – NEC/NEQ) k. Any other relevant details The Shipper/Forwarder (or his agent) must sign the Declaration to confirm all information provided is correct. In addition the person responsible for the packing of the container/vehicle must sign the Container/Vehicle Packing Certificate contained on the above declaration.

Find out the size of your vehicle by entering your registration number

At this time, this feature is only available for cars and vans

Registration number

E.g CU57ABC
Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
Vehicle length

Vehicle height

Please note: vehicle size data is taken from a third party database and is provided here as a guide. As some vehicles may vary from the designed specifications, please ensure that the measurements are correct before booking.

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Choose your vehicle size manually here, you can find your vehicle height and width at Parkers.

Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
Vehicle length

Vehicle height

Please note: vehicle size data is taken from a third party database and is provided here as a guide. As some vehicles may vary from the designed specifications, please ensure that the measurements are correct before booking.

Wrong details? Please click here to enter your vehicle sizes manually

Is there anything on your vehicle which makes it longer or higher than the dimensions shown here, such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan?

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Please select which type of vehicle you have

Below you will find all other vehicle types with some information around their size.
We recommend that you measure your vehicle before booking

Dangerous goods (including compressed gas etc. used for medical purposes) must be declared at least 24 hours before travel.

Camping gas canisters must be declared when you arrive at the port.

Please measure your motorcycle from your front wheel to the rear of your bike, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.
Please measure your vehicle from your front bumper to the rear of your car, and from the bottom of your tyres to the roof of your car, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.

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