In the event of a fire or other emergency situation occurring on vessels within Prince Rupert Harbour, the owner, Master or Agent of the vessel is to immediately contact MCTS by calling Prince Rupert Traffic on VHF channel 16 or 71 or by telephone at +1 (250) 627-3074 (traffic) or +1 (250) 627-3081(radio) or via cellular by dialing *16. For a fire onboard a vessel at anchor or alongside, the ship’s crew will be the primary fire fighters. PRPA, along with other local agencies, will support the vessel as appropriate and available.
The owner, Master or person in charge of every vessel involved in an accident causing death of or injury to persons or loss of or damage to property, or collision, or grounding in the harbour, shall deliver immediately to PRPA a written report giving full details of such accident, collision or grounding.
The owner or person in charge of a vessel or floating property that is in danger of sinking or loss due to the distress of weather or any other cause shall take such action as may be necessary to ensure that such vessel or floating property does not interfere with navigation or operations in the harbour.
The owner or person in charge of a vessel involved in an incident causing any damage to another vessel or property within the harbour shall deliver immediately to PRPA a written report giving full details of such incident.
9.2 EMERGENCY CONTACTS
Marine Distress emergencies shall be indicated on Marine VHF 16, Cellular *16 and/or 911
Fire Emergency 911
Fire Non-emergency +1 (250) 627-1248
HAZMAT (Fire Department) 911
Police Emergency 911
Police Non-emergency +1 (250) 624-2136
Ambulance Emergency 911
1305 Summit Avenue
+1 (250) 624-2171
PRPA – PSOC & MARINE OPERATIONS
Telephone: +1 (250) 627-2522 Fax: +1 (250) 627-2622 VHF 68
CCG MARINE COMMUNICATIONS & TRAFFIC SERVICES
Telephone: +1 (250) 627-3074 Fax: +1 (250) 624-9075 VHF 71
Radio: +1 (250) 627-3081
WESTERN CANADA MARINE RESPONSE CORPORATION
Telephone: +1 (250) 624-5666 24 Hour Emergency Telephone: +1 (604) 294-9116
Toll Free (Canada) +1 (855) 294-9116
SAAM SMIT Telephone: +1 (250) 627-1331
Wainwright Marine Services Ltd. Telephone: +1 (250) 624-9858
All other emergencies in Prince Rupert Harbour will be indicated to Emergency Responders by calling 911.
Subsequent communications between the scene and the Incident Commander may be assigned to separate approved specific emergency response frequency(s) or telephone numbers. Fire departments will be notified through telephone 911. Municipal boundaries will determine the initial response.
9.3 EMERGENCY RESPONSE EQUIPMENT
This information is contained in the PRPA Emergency Management Plan which includes response protocols for all hazards. For details contact PRPA Marine Operations via email@example.com.
9.4 EMERGENCY COORDINATION CENTRE
The Port Emergency Coordination Centre is the PSOC.
9.5 EMERGENCY SCENARIOS
PROCEDURE IN CASE OF EMERGENCY / ALARM
For marine pollutant or spills call Prince Rupert Traffic VHF 71. In the event of a spill during transfer operation, the receiver and supplier must both immediately notify the Canadian Coast Guard (Telephone: +1 (800) 889-8852) and the PSOC (Telephone: +1 (250) 627-2522). 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. Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) is a certified Response Organization with resources in Prince Rupert to mitigate the impact when an oil spill occurs.
All accidental over side discharges shall be reported immediately to the PSOC. If the discharges contain oil or other deleterious substances, the vessel must immediately notify The Canadian Coast Guard (Telephone: +1 (800) 889-8852 or VHF 71) and activate its pollution response plan.
Canadian Coast Guard Telephone: +1 (800) 889-8852 VHF 71
PSOC Telephone: +1 (250) 627-2522 VHF 68
WCMRC (Prince Rupert) Telephone: +1 (250) 624-5666 Fax: +1 (250) 624-5166
RESPONSE PROCEDURES CHECKLISTS
PRPA has developed checklists for the following emergencies:
• Fire on a vessel underway
• Fire on a vessel alongside
• Collision in Harbour
• Vessel grounding or sinking in Harbour
• Man overboard
• Small vessel capsizing
• Deleterious substance or POL spill in Harbour
• Heavy wind warning
• Bomb threat
• Terrorist attack
• Ship Evacuation