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Scheme for Safe Disposal of Time-Expired Pyrotechnics (TEPs)

Marine Notice No. 13 of 2000

Amended: 09/10/2020

Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishers, Yachtsmen and Seafarers


The Department of Transport to announce the establishment of a scheme for the safe disposal of TEPs. Individuals or organisations may bring expired pyrotechnics to the chandlers listed below, where they will in turn be transported to the army for safe disposal. The following points should be noted when bringing TEPs to the listed chandlers:


1.      Expired pyrotechnics should be handled with due care and diligence. Every 
effort should be made to avoid any action that might cause fire or explosion.

2.      Misfired or faulty pyrotechnics should not be returned with TEPs. Where pyrotechnics are suspected of being in a dangerous condition the Gardaí should be notified.

3.      TEPs should be contained in a paper or plastic bag which in turn should be 
 stored in a strong cardboard box.

4.      When transporting TEPs packages must be securely stowed to prevent movement during transport.  No matches or other goods should be carried in the vehicle.

5.      There should be no smoking when handling or transporting TEPs.

List of Chandler Companies where time-expired pyrotechnics (TEPs) can be brought:


Derg Marine,

Co. Clare.

Tel: (061) 376364

Fax: (061) 376205



C.H. Marine Ltd.,

Nautic House

Marsh Rd,

Co Cork,

Tel: (028) 23190

Fax: (028) 22028


C.H. Marine Ltd.,

Unit 4, Frankfield Ind. Est.,

Frankfield Road,

Tel: (021) 4315700    


Union Chandlery Ltd.,

23 Doughcloyne Industrial Estate,

Sarsfield Road,


Tel. +353 21 4554 334


Swan Net Gundry Ltd.

Dinish Island,


Co. Cork

Tel: (027) 70502




Atlantic Marine Supplies,

Donegal Road,

Co. Donegal

Tel: (074) 9731440


Swan Net Grundy Ltd,

Roshine Road,


Co. Donegal

F94 VF22

Tel: (074) 9731180




O’Sullivan (Marine Ltd.)

Black Church Business Park,

Naas Road,

Co. Dublin.

Tel: (01) 4580600


Solas Marine Limited,

The Carlisle Pier,

Dun Laoghaire,

Co. Dublin

Tel: (01) 2846167

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