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Security Information

Notice to Shippers of Vehicles from UK Ports
Due to the Security Restrictions at all major ports we advise that it is not permissible for cargo including Personal Effects / baggage (other than equipment related to the vehicle) to be carried in vehicles exported or imported, save for those vehicles shipped in a container.

These restrictions are covered by The International Ship and Port Facilities Code (ISPS) which are Mandatory requirements for each Port and Vessel Operator. This code is part of the International Maritime Organization requirements and forms part of the United Nations requirements for Port & Vessel security.

Any freight tendered for shipment in a vehicle will be removed and shipped as break bulk cargo and charged at the appropriate tariff rate.

MV Helena Specifications

Built in China in 1998. Length 100.94 metres. Beam 16.4 metres. Maximum Draft 6.24 metres. Engines by MAN B&W. Single Screw. Normal Maximum speed 14 knots.

Gibraltar flag – built 1998 – Classed Bureau Veritas

Deadweight carrying capacity – 4,924 tonnes

2 x general cargo holds

2 x 40T SWL cranes / 80T SWL combined

Container / reefer fitted

Teu capacity – 218 (of which 25 may be refrigerated)

Bale capacity – 6330cbm

No 1 hatch – 32.44m x 13.20m, folding Kvaerner type
No 2 hatch – 25.47m x 13.20m, folding Kvaerner type