Orkney Ferries News
Papa Westray Friday 6th December 2013
Passengers are advised that due to adverse weather and tidal conditions, the Kirkwall to Papa Westray sailing on Friday 6th December 2013 has been cancelled.
North Ronaldsay cancellation Friday 6th December
Please be advised that due to adverse weather and tidal conditions the Kirkwall to North Ronaldsay sailing on Friday 6th December has been cancelled.
The possibility of a rescheduled sailing on Saturday 7th will be reviewed tomorrow.
Thursday 5 December 2013
Passengers are advised that all serivces today have been cancelled.
A decision will be made around 1500 hrs regarding Outer North Isles Services on Friday 6 December 2013.
Kirkwall Office Telephone Systems
Please be advised we are experiencing problems with our phone systems today and have limited capabilities. Engineers are working on the problems and we hope the issues will be resolved as soon as possible.
Outer North Isles - Change of Sailings - Saturday 7 December 2013
To allow various groups to attend the Pantomime on the 7th December the following changes to sailings have been agreed:
Depart Kirkwall 1710 Arrive Eday 1825
Depart Eday 1835 Arrive Stronsay 1910
Depart Stronsay 1920 Arrive Sanday 1955
Depart Sanday 2005 Arrive Kirkwall 2130
Depart Kirkwall 1725 Arrive Westray 1850
Depart Westray 1905 Arrive Kirkwall 2030
Christmas & New Year Arrangements 2013 / 14
Details of our Christmas and New arrangements are detail below. Please click on link below for sailing times.
This safety notice is to remind shippers of the rules concerning goods which are classed as “Dangerous Goods” i.e. have been allocated a UN number, must be accompanied by a “Dangerous Goods Note” when presented for shipment. It is the responsibility of the shipper to complete and produce the dangerous goods note before attempting to ship dangerous goods.
Some of the more common substances that can be carried onboard our vessels which are classed as dangerous goods are:
• *Petroleum spirit (which can be carried in one road tanker of not more than 12000 litres capacity; or one road vehicle containing not more than 25 x 210 litre hermetically sealed UN approved drums, properly secured in a goods vehicle)
• *Butane, propane and oxygen gases (in cylinders)
• *Diesel and Kerosene (in barrels, portable tanks or road tankers)
• Nitrate Fertilizers (bagged)
• Hay and straw (slung or on lorries) unless carried in closed cargo transport units bales of hay and straw shall be covered by tarpaulins or the like.
Petroleum Spirit and gas is carried under a “Dangerous Goods Exemption” issued by the MCA (Due to passenger ship regulations) and can only be carried in the stated containers and will only to be carried separately when no other dangerous goods are on board. A full list of dangerous substances can be found in the IMDG code, copies of which are held at Orkney Ferries main office.
Under no circumstances will goods which are classed as “Dangerous Goods” be accepted for shipping without a completed Dangerous Goods Note and these Notes should be presented by the shipper to the Stevedore in Kirkwall, the company’s agents in Westray, Papa Westray, North Ronaldsay, Sanday, Stronsay or Eday, the office staff at Houton and Tingwall or the ships mates at the terminals of, Flotta Lyness, Moaness, Graemsay, Stromness, Rousay, Egilsay, Wyre, Shapinsay and Kirkwall (Shapinsay Service only).
The company reserves the right to stop and search any vehicle it considers to be in breach of this notice.
*The carriage of these substances includes the empty vehicles and containers.
Ferry Operations Manager