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Prohibited Items

Prohibited items on board Irish Ferries vessels

Irish Ferries operate to the highest safety standards, as set down by the International Maritime Organisation and monitored by the regulatory authority in each country.

Fuel - Spare containers of fuel ( petrol or diesel) are not allowed in passenger vehicles.

Guns and Firearms - Motorists are only permitted to bring sporting guns on board. You must declare the guns at check-in and they should be left in the boot of your vehicle for the duration of the voyage. Passengers travelling without vehicles are not allowed to bring sporting guns on board.

All firearms should be accompanied by a current valid Firearm, Shotgun or Registered Firearms Dealers (RFD) certificate and these should be available for inspection on request by security personnel at the port.

Ammunition - Ammunition is not allowed on any Irish Ferries vessel. If you bring ammunition with you to the port it will either be confiscated and disposed of ( if the facility is available ) or you will be refused travel. Passengers are also not permitted to carry the following items into the Port Security Restricted Area and onto the Public Area of the vessel:

(A) Pointed edged weapons & sharp objects, pointed or bladed articles capable of causing injury including:

Kilt pins
Axes & Hatches
Arrows & Darts 
Crampons (grappling iron, hooked bar of iron, or plate with iron spikes used in mountaineering)
Harpoons & Spears
Ice axes & ice picks
Ice skates
Lockable or flick knives with blades of any length
Knives, including ceremonial, religious and hunting knives, made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as a potential weapon
Meat cleavers 
Machetes
Open razors and blades (excluding safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridges)
Sabres, swords & swordsticks
Scalpels
Scissors with blades of any length
Ski and walking/hiking poles
Throwing stars
Tradesman's tools that have the potential to be used as a pointed or edged weapon e.g. drill and drill bits, box cutters, utility knives, all saws, crowbars, hammers, spanners and blow torches.

(B)Blunt instruments, any blunt instrument capable of causing injury including:

Baseball and softball bats 
Clubs or batons - rigid or flexible - e.g. Billy clubs, blackjacks (truncheon of leather covered lead with flexible shaft), night sticks & batons
Cricket Bats
Golf clubs
Hockey and Hurley sticks
Lacrosse sticks
Kayak and Canoe paddles
Skateboards
Billiard, snooker and pool cues.
Fishing rods
Martial arts equipment e.g. knuckle dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num-chucks, cubatons, kubasaunts.

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