16.1 GENERAL

This chapter describes available services that one can expect in the Port of Prince Rupert.

16.2 FUEL AND LUBRICATION OIL

BUNKERING
All vessels shall use safe handling procedures when transferring petroleum products, including those carried out at a licensed fuel facility.

No vessel exceeding 50 metres LOA shall bunker or refuel within the harbour unless prior written approval has been obtained from PRPA and the Fuel Transfer Safety Checklist113 completed.

SPILLS
In the event of a spill during the transfer operation, the receiver and supplier must both immediately notify the Canadian Coast Guard and PRPA Marine Operations. The Canada Shipping Act requires both the oil supplier and oil receiver to immediately implement their oil pollution emergency plan and respond to the spill. WCMRC is a certified Response Organization with resources in Prince Rupert to mitigate the impact when an oil spill occurs.

ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGES
All accidental overside discharges shall be reported immediately to PRPA Marine Operations via PSOC. If the discharges contain oil or other deleterious substances, the vessel must immediately notify MCTS (Telephone: 1 (250) 627-3074 or VHF 71) and activate its pollution response plan.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Canadian Coast Guard: +1 (800) 889-8852 VHF 71
PRPA PSOC: +1 (250) 627-2522 VHF 68
WCMRC (Prince Rupert): +1 (250) 624-5666 Fax: +1 (250) 624-5166

16.3 FRESH WATER

Potable water may be available at Fairview Terminal and Northland Terminal; non-potable water is available at Ridley Terminals and Prince Rupert Grain. Charged per tonne, plus service charge for connect/disconnect.

16.4 STORES

Arrangement should be made in advance, through the local Agents. All types of provisions as well as deck and engine stores are available.

16.5 SHORE BASED ELECTRICITY

Shore power may be available at Fairview Terminal with prior arrangements only.

16.6 WASTE

Removal of international garbage requires approval from CBSA and must be coordinated through local Vessel Agent.

16.7 REPAIRS

In the Port of Prince Rupert minor repairs to all types of marine equipment and electronics are available and one shipyard, catering to large fishing vessels, has a 250 tonne marine railway. Also available is hydraulic cranes up to 100 tonne capacity, with 200 foot reach, and floating crane with 50 tonnes capacity.

LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

Name Services/Equipment Available Contact information
Adams Diving Inspection, salvage, construction, contaminated diving, underwater ship maintenance, welding, burning +1 (250) 624-3088
1029 6th Ave East
office@adamsdiving.com
Bridgeview Marine Marine sales, boat parts, repairs +1 (250) 624-5809 160
Hast Road rupertsales@bridgeviewmarine.com
Broadwater Industries Fabrication, welding, barging, pile driving +1 (250) 624-5158 247 1st Ave East
Certified Welding & Machining Vessel repair, Class approved welding, hydraulics, machining, testing +1 (250) 624-2707
234 3rd Avenue East
certified@citywest.ca
Harbour Machining Welding, fabrication, repairs, 24/7 emergency service +1 (250) 624-3253 208
Kaien Road
harbourm@citywest.ca
Johnny’s Machine Shop Machining, hydraulics, welding, pumps +1 (250) 624-3003
8 Cow Bay Road
johnnys@citytel.net
Marinex Welding, fabrication, repairs +1 (250) 624-6014
6 Cow Bay Road
marinex@citywest.ca
McLean’s Shipyard Repairs to commercial fishing vessels +1 (250) 624-3142
2309 Seal Cove Road
mcleans@citywest.ca

16.8 DE-RATTING

In accordance with the International Health Regulations 2005, from the World Health Organization, all international vessels stopping in Canada must have a valid Ship Sanitation Certificate.114 These certificates, the Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate or a Ship Sanitation Control (SSC) Certificate (formerly known as De-ratting/Deratification Certificates), must be renewed every six months. In Canada these certificates are issued by Health Canada and inspection can be requested via the appropriate form through the Vessel Agent.

16.9 SURVEYORS

NORTHERN BREEZE SURVEYORS
941 8th Ave East
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Canada V8J 2N2
Telephone: +1 (250) 624-2881
Cell: +1 (250) 600-7922
Email: norbreez@citytel.net

SGS CANADA INC.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Telephone: +1 (778) 345-4141
Home: +1 (250) 622-2146
Fax: +1 (250) 627-8437
Email: robin.laskar@sgs.com

16.10 SHIPPING AGENTS

G.W. NICKERSON
30-342 3rd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Canada V8J 1L5
Telephone: +1 (250) 624-5233
Fax: +1 (250) 624-5855
Email: operations@gwnickerson.com

PACIFIC NORTHWEST SHIP & CARGO
PRINCE RUPERT
344 2nd Ave West
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Canada V8J 1G6
Telephone: +1 (778) 884-6224
Email: princerupert@pnwship.com

NORTHCOAST SHIPPING AGENCY
PO Box 123
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Canada V8J 3P4
Telephone: +1 (250) 624-9668
Fax: +1 (250) 624-6783
Email: operations@northcoastshipping.com

TNC AGENCIES CANADA LTD.
1617 2nd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Canada V8J 1J5
Telephone: +1 (250) 624-4447
Fax: +1 (250) 624-4460
Email: princerupert@tncagencies.com

TNC AGENCIES CANADA LTD.
6 Cranberry Street
Kitimat, British Columbia
Canada V8C 2S4
Telephone: +1 (250) 632-2221
Fax: +1 (250) 632-4460
Email: kitimat@tncagencies.com

WEST COAST AGENCIES
185 Dallas Road
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8V 1A1
Telephone: +1 (778) 724-2080
Email: hnatko@westcoastagencies.ca

LBH CANADA
Suite 308, 10822 City Parkway
Surrey, British Columbia
Canada V3T 0C2
Telephone: +1 (604) 599-8103
Mobile +1 (604) 762-2314
Fax: +1 (604) 599-8105
Email: operations@lbhcanada.com
ben.rego@lbhcanada.com

RUPERT MARINE SHIPPING
Suite 110, 110 West 1st Avenue
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Canada V8J-1A8
Telephone: +1 (250) 624-5339
Fax: +1 (250) 624-4329
Email: shipping@citywest.ca

16.11 MEDICAL FACILITIES

Masters are required to complete and furnish promptly at the first port of arrival in Canada, a Declaration of Health in the prescribed form. Advanced radio notification to a quarantine station applies only if a condition of health irregularity occurs onboard. Masters should acquaint themselves with section 12 of the Quarantine Regulations.115 Prince Rupert has a full service hospital (1305 Summit Ave. +1 (250) 624-2171), as well as medical service to larger metropolitan areas.

16.12 SEAMAN'S MISSIONS

PRINCE RUPERT LIGHTHOUSE HARBOUR MINISTRIES
245 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, V8J 1L2.
Telephone: +1 (250) 624-6724

16.13 TRANSPORT

Prince Rupert is the terminus of the Canadian National Railways transcontinental system and the transcontinental highway 16. Passenger services are available by bus, train, airline and ferry. The Prince Rupert Airport (YPR) is located on Digby Island with access by shuttle bus and ferry. The airport is currently serviced by one airline with daily flights to Vancouver (YVR).

AIR CANADA
Telephone: +1 (250) 624-9633

ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM
Telephone: +1 (250) 627-1744

BC FERRIES
Telephone: +1 (877) 223-8778

BC BUS NORTH
+1 (844) 564-7494

VIA RAIL
Telephone: +1 (888) 842-7245

LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

Name Services/Equipment Available Contact information
Wainwright Marine Services Ltd Marine barges
Water taxi
+1 (250) 624-9858
info@wainwrightmariwe.com
West Coast
Launch
Water taxi +1 (250) 627-9166
Inlet Express Water tax +1 (250) 624-8452
Metlakatla Ferry
Service
Water tax +1 (250) 628-3201

Footnotes

113http://www.rupertport.com/operations/permits
114http://www.who.int/ihr/ports_airports/ssc/en/
115http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/C.R.C.,_c._1368