Notice of Amendment: Port Information Guide
Please be advised that the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has issued a notice of amendment, dated February 13, 2018, to inform members of the public, industry and other stakeholders of proposed updates to our Port Information Guide.
Our Port Information Guide outlines practices and procedures applicable to all ships operating within defined vessel operating areas in the port authority’s jurisdiction to support the safe and efficient movement of trade. From time-to-time the port authority makes amendments, in accordance with Section 56 of the Canada Marine Act.
There are two categories of changes included in this notice of amendment. The first is the change in reference from Movement Restriction Areas (MRA) to Traffic Control Zones (TCZ). The second is a formalization of mostly existing practices and procedures for marine vessel traffic control and safety in the Fraser River, known as TCZ-4, developed in collaboration with the Pacific Pilotage Authority (PPA), the Fraser River Pilots (FRP) and the broader marine community. Details of the changes are included in the notice of amendment.
The amendments will be published in the Port Information Guide following a 30-day notification and comment period. All comments received will be taken into consideration before the proposed amendments are implemented.
All comments with respect to these amendments can be made in writing and directed to the attention of Marine Operations Specialist [email protected] by March 14, 2018.
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