Transporting Dangerous Goods for Personal Use
Many products that are for personal use are permitted on board our ferries. Note that most of these are subject to specific restrictions, such as the quantities allowed and the types of containers permitted for transporting them.
Please note that for safety reasons, all of our ferries are designated no-smoking areas.
GASOLINE (INCLUDING GASOLINE ENGINES)
As a general rule, you may carry one 25-litre container of fuel per vehicle (car, truck or RV). All gasoline cans and other fuel containers must be specifically designed for carrying fuel and be securely attached to your vehicle.
We strongly recommend filling gasoline cans and other fuel containers after your crossing.
Trailers carrying a motor vehicle
If you are towing a trailer carrying one or more motor vehicles, you may carry two additional 25-litre containers (up to a total volume of 75 litres).
You may not use a trailer to transport more vehicles than permitted as follows:
- One (1) boat
- Two (2) motorcycles
- Two (2) jet skis
- Two (2) snowmobiles
- Two (2) all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
Each vehicle transported must be properly secured within the trailer. To avoid any risk of leakage during the crossing, please ensure the fuel tank of the vehicle in or on the trailer is not filled to capacity.
Any vehicle with a fuel leak will not be permitted to board our ferries.
Foot passengers are not permitted to carry containers of gasoline or other fuel on board any of our ferries.
Foot passengers may transport outboard motors, chainsaws and other power tools, provided they are stowed on the vehicle deck in the area designated by the deck officer.
Generally speaking, you may carry two cylinders of propane per vehicle (car, truck or RV)*. Cylinders are limited to a total capacity of 65 litres.
* Please note that it is not allowed to carry propane bottle aboard a car or a truck at Matane–Baie-Comeau–Godbout ferry crossing.
If you are transporting a portable barbecue (not built in to your trailer or RV), you may carry one additional cylinder (subject to a total capacity limit of 65 litres for all cylinders carried).
All propane cylinders must be securely attached to your vehicle or trailer and comply with the following requirements:
- Cylinders must have outside ventilation.
- All cylinders must be installed at the rear of your vehicle or trailer.
- Cylinders must not extend beyond the width or height of your vehicle.
- Valves must be completely closed.
- Each cylinder must have a red sticker attached by STQ personnel to confirm it has been inspected.
We recommend filling propane cylinders after your crossing.
Foot passengers may carry one cylinder of propane on board (with a total capacity of 30 litres), provided it is stowed on the vehicle deck in the area designated by the deck officer.
FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION
Firearms are authorized on board our vessels provided they are:
- Equipped with a secure locking device or have had their bolts removed
- Stowed in a locked container or compartment
Ammunition must be in its original packaging or packed in a secure container labelled as containing Ammunition and stowed separately from the weapon.
You may transport up to three car batteries in addition to the one required to operate your vehicle.
AIR CYLINDERS AND SCUBA TANKS
Full or partially full compressed air cylinders and scuba tanks are permitted on board, provided they are transported in a closed and locked vehicle.
Foot passengers may carry air cylinders and scuba tanks on board, provided they are stowed on the vehicle deck for the duration of the crossing in the area designated by the deck officer.
You may transport up to a maximum of five litres per vehicle of the following fuels:
- Methyl alcohol
- Liquid petroleum gas (LPG)
- Naptha · Kerosene
- Other camping fuels
These products must be transported in metal containers.
Foot passengers are not permitted to carry these products in their baggage.
Fireworks designed for sale to the general public may be transported on board our ferries, provided they are in the manufacturer's original packaging. Note that fireworks not in their packaging are not permitted on board our ferries.
It is strictly prohibited to use any fireworks or pyrotechnic material on board our ferries.
You may transport up to five bales of hay, covered with a tarp, on board our ferries. Individuals wishing to transport more than five bales must comply with the regulations applicable to commercial carriers.
You may transport one 5-litre cylinder of oxygen.
PAINT AND RELATED PRODUCTS
Oil-based paints and other related products (lacquer, enamel, varnish, sealant, thinner, etc.) may be transported on board our ferries, subject to a limit of five containers, each with a maximum capacity of 18 litres, per vehicle. Latex paint may be transported without restriction.
Bleach and other cleaning products may be transported on board our ferries. Note that containers must be stored in a sealed box an upright position to avoid the release of any harmful gases in the event of a spillage due to movement during the crossing.
ANY OTHER POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS GOODS
Many other items may be considered dangerous goods. As a general rule, products and materials are considered dangerous goods if their physical or chemical properties suggest they are likely to:
- Be toxic or corrosive (cause asphyxia, poisoning, irritation, etc.)
- React on contact with air or water
- Pollute water
Please contact us if you have any questions about dangerous goods.