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    Travelling to Orkney

    Hi Guys,
    Just a little heads up, and hopefully this will be of some use.
    I've just booked my ferry journey up to Scapa Flow in Sunny Orkney, and Northlink now require you to complete a Dangerous Goods Notification for travelling with FULL diving cylinders. The appropriate form is available as a download on thier website, and the information you need to complete for diving cylinders in section 12 is

    Diving cylinder, air, compressed, UN1002, Class 2
    Diving cylinder, oxygen, compressed, UN1072, Class 5.1

    They also need you to email the form at least 24 hours prior to sailing and bring the original at check in.

    Of course you can still hide the gear in your car and say they're empty .

    Cheers
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    Re: Travelling to Orkney

    Gary
    Would be interested if they query your declaration as I was told that ALL cylinders with air or nitrox/trimix in come under UN 1072, Class 2.2 , Sub Cat 5.1 with an emergency code of F-C,S-W.
    This was from their actuall DGSA (Dangerous Goods Saftey Advisor)

    Also worth noting that it is the Freight section that deal with this 7 before anybody says it, The DGN has absolutely nothing to do with ADR & if you are carrying the cylinders for PERSONAL use then ADR does not apply .( ADR covers dangerous goods by road for commercial purposes either in packages or in tankers)

    If you take empty cylinders then you do not need to declare them

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    Re: Travelling to Orkney

    I have been taking cylinders to Scapa for 30 years and never filled in any forms or declared anything. They don't ever check cars, vans or RIBs for full cylinders

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    I had no problems last month with cylinders, on the ferry, I booked a dive locker and they only looked in and asked how many cylinders I had as they are shown in weight on the "Dangerous Goods Note" I weighed them full.

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    Re: Travelling to Orkney

    You can travel to Orkney by rail or bus as far as Thurso, Wick or Aberdeen from any destination in the UK. A bus will then link you to a ferry at either Scrabster from Thurso, Gills Bay from Wick and in Aberdeen the railway station is a short distance from the Ferry. Customers are advised to check the local bus timetable.

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