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Seatruck Ferries Update : Coronavirus

UPDATE 21/04/2020 14.29

Please note that Seatruck have resumed accepting driver accompanied traffic from Heysham to both Warrenpoint and Dublin, though at a reduced capacity of 6 drivers per sailing.

We are NOT accepting any car, pax or mobiles for the time being. Freight drivers only.


UPDATE 20/04/2020 14.26

As from Monday 20th April, Seatruck Ferries will recommence driver-accompanied shipments on its Warrenpoint - Heysham service, with reduced capacity. We will accommodate a maximum of 6 passengers per vessel, allowing drivers to have a single cabin for the duration of the voyage.

A Temperature check will be administered by crew before boarding the vessel and if a fever of 38C or higher is detected passage will be refused.

Movement on-board the vessel will be limited, we would ask for your cooperation in adhering to social distancing rules and following instructions from terminal staff and crew. A packed lunch (sandwich, fruit, biscuit) and bottled water will be made available.

All relevant documents i.e. DGN’s must be emailed to your relevant shipping office in advance of the driver’s arrival, no handling of paperwork will take place.


UPDATE 16/04/2020 15.25

As from Friday 17 April, Seatruck Ferries will recommence driver-accompanied shipments on its Dublin – Liverpool service, with reduced capacity. We will accommodate a maximum of 6 passengers per vessel, allowing drivers to have a single cabin for the duration of the voyage.

A Temperature check will be administered by crew before boarding and if a fever of 38C or higher is detected passage will be refused.

Movement onboard the vessel will be limited, we would ask for your cooperation in adhering to social distancing rules and following instructions from terminal staff and crew. A packed lunch (sandwich, fruit, biscuit) and bottled water will be made available.

All relevant documents i.e. DGN’s must be emailed to your relevant shipping office in advance of the driver’s arrival, no handling of paperwork will take place.


The coronavirus (COVID-19) has the potential to significantly impact the Irish Sea supply chains.

As Governments step up their reactions to the virus it is important that Seatruck Ferries also seek to minimise the risks within our organisation. In the cruise industry we have all seen the impact of an outbreak aboard a vessel.

To significantly reduce the risk of crew infection and cross contamination between travelling drivers we have decided to stop shipping any HGV drivers or any other passengers on our Irish Sea vessels with immediate effect.

Our Irish Sea services will run as normal but will be restricted to the shipment of drop trailers and unaccompanied trade vehicles. Customers who normally move driver accompanied vehicles on our services can of course continue to move their traffic, albeit on an unaccompanied trailer only basis.

This short-term preventative measure will apply to all Seatruck routes, Warrenpoint – Heysham, Dublin – Liverpool and Dublin – Heysham. It will be regularly reviewed and removed as soon as safe and practical to do so.

HGV drivers attending our terminals to drop and collect unaccompanied trailers should follow the normal and well-published Government guidelines to avoid further spread of the virus.

Bookings can still be made for any unaccompanied traffic on Seatruck Ferries Irish Sea Routes to Dublin and Warrenpoint.

If you require any further information or assistance please contact the Freightlink Customer Service Team.

21 April 2020

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