Every vessel either in or seeking to enter the harbour is subject to the orders of PRPA in respect of its entry, departure, draught, berth, anchorage, location, speed, direction and means and method of movement, whether or not such orders are issued through or by a Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Centre.
For a quick reference of when and what to report please consult the checklists below.
3.2 ARRIVAL CHECKLISTS
All vessels over 350 gross tonnes that are not a pleasure craft and every pleasure craft over 500 gross tonnes (subject to compulsory pilotage) and are proceeding to any Prince Rupert terminal or anchorage, must give at least 96 hours’ notice by submitting PRPA’s Notice of Arrival (NOA), normally through the vessel’s Agent.
Ships calling at Prince Rupert terminals should refer to the Port Sections Guide at the end of this document for specific terminal information and arrival maneuvering instructions.
Bulk carriers arriving to any Prince Rupert anchorage shall arrive in a condition of heavy ballast, maintaining required trim to ensure the ship’s propeller and rudder are below the water line. This condition is to be maintained until a confirmed terminal berthing time has been arranged at which time deballasting can commence.
Other arrival requirements are outlined in the checklist below.
|ETA – 96 hours to Canadian waters||Pre-Arrival Information Report (PAIR),see 4.4 and 4.5||Master to TC|
|ETA – 96 hours Triple Island Pilot Station||Dangerous Goods, see 4.8||Agent to PRPA|
|ETA – 96 hours Triple Island Pilot Station||Notice of Arrival, see 4.5||Agent to PRPA|
|ETA – 48 hours Triple Island Pilot Station||ETA to PPA, see 11.3||Agent to PRPA|
|ETA – 24 hours to Triple Island Pilot Station||Marine Cargo Report to CBSA, see 4.4||Agent to CBSA|
|When crossing mandatory Call-in-Points (CIP)||Name, CIP, ETA to next CIP||Master to MCTS|
|ETA – 1-hour Triple Island Pilot Station||Initial call to Pilot on VHF 17||Master to Pilot|
|On arrival at Triple Island Pilot Station||Call to VTS on VHF 71 see 11.2||Master to MCTS|
|On setting anchor||Call to PSOC on VHF 68 to report
number of shackles deployed, and to confirm vessel is in a condition of heavy ballast
|Master to PSOC|
*Abbreviations may be referenced on pages 10-11
3.3 DEPARTURE CHECKLISTS
For all vessels over 350 gross tonnes that are not a pleasure craft and every pleasure craft over 500 gross tonnes (subject to compulsory pilotage) departing from any Prince Rupert terminal or any anchorage, the vessel must give notices of departure as outlined in the checklist below.
Ships departing from any Prince Rupert terminal should refer to the Port Sections Guide for specific terminal information and departure maneuvering instructions.
|ETD – 24 hours||ETD, see 4.6||Master/Agent to PRPA|
|ETD – 12 hours||ETD for PPA, see 4.6||Master/Agent to PPA|
|ETD – 6 hours||ETD revisions to PPA, see 4.6||Master/Agent to PPA|
|ETD – 3 hours||Dangerous goods, see 4.8||Agent to PRPA|
|15 minutes prior to departure||VTS VHF 71||Master to MCTS|
|On departure||VTS VHF 71, see 11.2||Master to MCTS|