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Safety and Regulations
Wharf safety is paramount. Foot or vehicular traffic is forbidden along the wharf while port activities are underway of merchandise is being unloaded. These directives must be adhered to at all times in order to enable the appropriate workers to carry out their duties, and also to prevent the risk of accidents or incidents.

Also, SWIMMING OF THE WHARF IS STRICKLY PROHIBITED.

The Port of Havre-Saint-Pierre's safety and regulatory provisions are governed by the Canada Marine Act. For the full text on the subject, visit the website.

Below are excepts from two sections that apply to the Port of Havre-Saint-Pierre.

Section 32

This section does not apply in respect of pleasure craft.

At least 24 hours before a ship enters a port, the owner or the person in charge of the ship shall provide the following information to the port authority if the information has not already been provided for the purpose of obtaining a traffic clearance:

  • the name of the ship, its port of registry and its identification number as it appears in the Lloyd's Register of Shipping or on the ship's certificate ;
  • the name of the owner, the master and the agent of the ship ;
  • the gross tonnage of the ship and its length overall ;
  • the port from which and the date on which the ship began its voyage;
  • the estimated time of arrival in the port and on departure;
  • the description, quantity and tonnage of dangerous goods that are in transit on the ship or that will be loaded, unloaded or transferred in the port;
  • the number of passengers in transit on the ship, embarking on the ship or disembarking from the ship ;
  • if the ship is not engaged in cargo or passenger operations, the purpose of the ship's visit to the port;
  • the last port of call of the ship and its next intended port of call ;
  • any other information requested by the port authority and relevant to assessing the likelihood of the occurence of any of the results prohibited under section 5 of the Port Authorities operations regulations or to the management of the marine infrastructure and services of the port in a commercial manner.

The owner or the person in charge of the ship shall provide the port authority with the description, quantity and tonnage of the cargo loaded, unloaded or tranferred at each berth or anchorage within 24 hours after the loading, unloading or tranferral.

The information shall be provided by ;
delivering it by hand in the form of a certificate signed by the owner or person in charge of the ship; or
sending it by facsimile or electronic transmission.

Section 33
1) If a ship is waiting for another ship to load, unload or transfer cargo to get a berth or anchorage, the owner or the person in charge of the other ship shall ensure that, regardless of whether working around the clock is necessary or overtime charges are incurred,
a) the loading, unloading or transfer operations are conducted with dispatch ; and
b) the cargo is moved with dispatch from the immediate vicinity of the berth or anchorage to enable the waiting ship to load, unload or transfer its cargo.

2) If the loading, unloading or transfer operations of the ship, or the movement of its cargo, are not conducted with dispatch, the port authority may instruct the owner or the person in charge of the ship to move ;

a) the ship from the berth or anchorage to allow the waiting ship to berth or to anchor and begin its loading, unloading or transfer operations ; or
b) the cargo from the immediate vicinity of the berth or anchorage.

3) If, to allow a waiting ship to berth or tho anchor promptly, the loading, unloading or transfer operations of a ship, or the movement of its cargo, are conducted around the clock or the ship or cargo is moved on the instructions of the port authority, the owner or person in charge of the waiting ship shall ensure that, regardless of whether working around the clock is necessary or overtime charges are incurred,

a) the loading, unloading or transfer operations of the waiting ship are conducted with dispatch ; and
b) the cargo of the waiting ship is moved with dispatch from the immediate vicinity of the berth or anchorage.
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