Well that wording then let's the individual captain's determine what they will allow on board. They can interpret what "poses a hazard" s they wish.
I can understand their concern here as some people many have electrical items that are well used and could indeed represent a fire hazard. Better that they deal with it this way and enable questionable things to be confiscated than risk a fire.
Seems like a hassle to bring a fan with you but I guess some people who live near the port would do it...
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