Dangerous Goods Placard Regulations Changed

Maritime rule 24A is now being enforced for loads carrying Dangerous Goods on the Cook Strait Ferrys.

The use of the road transport mixed class placard (commonly referred to as the "bumble bee") is not acceptable for maritime transport. A placard is required for each class of DG being transported, plus any limited quantities of DG being carried must also be placarded with the Limited Quantity placard.

If the load contains marine pollutants, the vehicle must display marine pollutant placards. 

Placards must be displayed at the front and rear of all units. For rigid units and loads where the prime mover stays attached to the load, placards displayed on the front bumper (as required for Road Transport) are acceptable.

For drop/swap units placards must be displayed on the front wall of the unit.

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