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Achtung baby! Do not flush toilet paper on Suðuroy-bound ferry (or else you will most likely block the system)

It appears passengers on Southern Island-bound ferry Prince, which sails on route 7 (Tórshavn-Tvøroyri) while Smyril is docked, will have to deal with a very sensitive vacuum-toilet system.

As a consequence of this, Strandfaraskip Landsins  (SSL, the public transport company of the Faroe Islands) has thus kindly asked its passengers “not to flush toilet paper, sanitary towels etc,” adding in Faroese that it is best if one puts used toilet paper in the dustbin right next to the lavatory.

A failure to do so will most likely result in a blocked system.

SSL states in Faroese (read below) that “Prince usually sails in Greece, and this – i.e. putting used toilet paper in the dustbin – is customary there.”

“This is not usual in the Faroe Islands, but it is necessary as long as Prince sails (between Tórshavn and Tvøroyri).”

Smyril returns to route 7 on October 11.

SSL points out that the aforementioned dustbin will be emptied several times during every journey.

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