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.
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.
Placentia Marine Traffic operates on VHF channels 12 and 14.
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).
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
Fuel is available from a variety of providers by tanker truck.
Fresh water is available at all berths.
Local contractors can perform minor ship repairs. Major repairs must
be undertaken by companies from nearby St. John's or Marystown.
The Placentia Health Care Complex is located at Placentia (6.5 kilometres).
Four other hospitals are located in St. John's (130 kilometres).