AMA - Port Services

By: Argentia  09-12-2011
Keywords: Security, Crane, Press Release


The Argentia Port Corporation (APC) announces in Press Release that it is certified compliant, as a Port Administrator, in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, which is a requirement of the International Maritime Organization. 

Security Improvements:
As part of securing the Port of Argentia in compliance with the ISPS code and Transport Canada regulations, beginning in March 2007, the APC has commenced construction on 15 port security enhancement projects. Some of the the enhancement projects include:  security fencing around all port properties, video surveiliance port wide, intrusion detection, alarms, and port security building.  Completion for all projects is November 30, 2007.

Long and short term sheltered anchorage is available at 1.6 kilometres from the fleet dock.

Pilotage is not compulsory, but if pilotage services are required, pilots board off Argentia at position 47° 20' 00"N, 54° 06' 30"W. The Atlantic Pilotage Authority in Halifax, available by telephone at 1-877-272-3477 or fax at 1-877-745-3477, shall be given a minimum of 12 hours notice prior to arrival with confirmation 4 hours prior. 

Radio Frequency:
Placentia Marine Traffic operates on VHF channels 12 and 14.

Private Wharves:
Marine Atlantic's ferry wharf is situated north of the navy dock and is available, with prior approval from Marine Atlantic, during the off-season (October to May).

Upland Storage:
There are over 450 hectares available, approximately 180 of which are located dockside.

There is a heavy lift crane pad on the wharf built for a 200 tonne mobile crane at minimum radius.

Supplies are available locally in the Town of Placentia and from nearby St. John's.

Fuel is available from a variety of providers by tanker truck.

Fresh Water:
Fresh water is available at all berths.

Ship Repairs:
Local contractors can perform minor ship repairs. Major repairs must be undertaken by companies from nearby St. John's or Marystown.

Medical Facilities:
The Placentia Health Care Complex is located at Placentia (6.5 kilometres). Four other hospitals are located in St. John's (130 kilometres).

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