The proper use of radio frequencies and procedures are outlined in the Radio Aids to Marine Navigation.103 All ships in waters under Canadian jurisdiction are required to carry the most recent applicable edition of this publication.
GUIDELINES FOR AIS TRANSPONDERS IN THE PORT OF PRINCE RUPERT
All deep sea vessels shall, and all fishing vessels, tugs and pleasure craft should activate their AIS transponders at all times within the Prince Rupert area.
12.2 VHF CHANNELS NAUTICAL COMMUNICATION
Prince Rupert Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) operate on VHF 11 and VHF 71. Vessels should establish communications with “Prince Rupert Traffic” on VHF 71 when 12 nautical miles from shore if entering via Dixon Entrance. The owner of every deepsea vessel and, if requested by PRPA Marine Operations, the owner of every other vessel shall, where possible, give notice to PRPA Marine Operations of the current expected date and approximate time of arrival at the harbour.
Prince Rupert Coast Guard Radio “VAJ” 2182 KHz, 4125 KHz and VHF 16. Vessels wishing to communicate with the “PRPA Marine Operations” may call PSOC on VHF 68. MCTS can be contacted by calling “Prince Rupert Traffic,” on VHF 71.