Part : 2 - Notification, Documentation and Reporting

Arrival and Departure Checklists

3.1 GENERAL

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.

Other arrival requirements are outlined in the checklist below.

 

Time Report How
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

*Abbreviations may be referenced on pages 9-10

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.

Time Report How
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