Lashing points - does my commercial vehicle need to be lashed to the deck?
Commercial vehicles in excess of 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) must be fitted with lashing points which can be used to secure the vehicle to the car deck in accordance with the Department of Transport booklet "Roll-on/Roll-off Ships - Stowage and Securing of Vehicles - Code of Practice". This is available from HMSO book shops (ISBN No. 0-11-5590995-X). Customers should satisfy themselves that they comply with the code of practice in all respects.
Vehicles travelling on services between Wemyss Bay/Rothesay, Largs/Cumbrae, Colintraive/Rhubodach and Tarbert/Portavadie are not required to comply with this Code of Practice (except when carrying dangerous goods or livestock - see relevant sections of the code). However, on these routes we strongly advise customers to comply with the Code of Practice, and reserve the right to decline shipment of such vehicles on these services in adverse weather.
Vehicles travelling on all other routes will be refused shipment if they do not comply with this Code of Practice.