The Atlantic Pilotage Authority invites you to attend our 5th Annual Public Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 11:00am – 11:30am
Place: Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club
1042 Millidge Avenue
Saint John, NB

Reappointment to the Board

On December 7, 2011, the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), announced the reappointment of Mr. Tom Calkin of Falmouth, Nova Scotia, to the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority for a two-year term. This will be Mr. Calkin’s third term as Chair of this Authority.

Reappointment to the Board

We are pleased to announce the reappointment of Jim Stoneman to the Authority’s Board of Directors for a three-year term, effective September 29, 2011. This will be Mr. Stoneman’s third consecutive term to serve on the Board and has been a member representing the shipping industry since 2005. Mr. Stoneman is also the President of Atship Services Ltd. and has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of vessel owning, operating, management, and agency. Mr. Stoneman is also Chair of the Shipping Federation of Canada, as well as being Chair of the Halifax District of the shipping federation.

Third Annual Public Meeting May 19, 2011 Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Atlantic Pilotage Authority hosted its third annual public meeting on May 19th in the Compass Room at the Casino Nova Scotia on May 19th, 2011. Approximately 54 people were in attendance.

An operational and financial overview of the Authority was presented by the Chief Executive Officer, Captain Anthony McGuinness, and the Chief Financial Officer, Peter MacArthur. This was followed with a presentation of awards from Chair, Tom Calkin, to 11 shipping companies who have been regular callers to the Port of Halifax for 20 years and longer.

Atlantic Pilotage Authority invites you to attend our Annual Public Meeting

Atlantic Pilotage Authority invites you to attend our Annual Public Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2011
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Place: Compass Room
Casino Nova Scotia
1983 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS

New Pilot Boats for Halifax and Saint John

New pilot boats for Halifax and Saint John are one step closer to reality. On February 7th 2011, a contract was signed between the Atlantic Pilotage Authority and ABCO Industries of Lunenburg, NS to build the two new boats.

Hebridean Pilot Boat Commemoration

Seventy years ago, shortly before midnight on March 28th 1940, a collision occurred between the British steam freighter, Esmond, and the Hebridean pilot boat of Herring Cove. Nine of the Hebridean’s crew members were lost with no trace ever found of the crew or their vessel.

In recognition of this tragic event, the Atlantic Pilotage Authority is dedicating a commemorative plaque to the community of Herring Cove. This plaque will be placed within a pedestal monument in a small park setting near the breakwater at the head of the cove, to be named “Hebridean Park”.

Minister of State for Transport pays visit to Atlantic Pilotage Authority

The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State for Transport, visited the head office of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority (APA) on August 11th. This familiarization tour included a discussion of the Authority’s current issues, a briefing on its long-term plans, and tour of Halifax Harbour on one of the Authority’s pilot boats.

“It’s important for Crown Corporations to have a good working relationship with the Minister responsible, and I thank Minister Merrifield for his support and continued interest in the Authority’s operations.” said Tom Calkin, APA Chair.

“Having Minister Merrifield here in Halifax provided us with a wonderful opportunity to discuss certain issues, share our plans for the future and to show him first hand how our operations work. It was a beneficial visit.” said Anthony McGuinness, APA Chief Executive Officer.

Reappointment to the Board

We are pleased to announce that on February 10 2010, the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable John Baird, reappointed Mr. William Charles Rooney, of Morell, Prince Edward Island, as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority, for a term of four years.

Saint John, New Brunswick Pilot Boat Service Request for Expressions of Interest

The Atlantic Pilotage Authority (the Authority) is a federal Crown Corporation responsible for providing marine pilotage within Atlantic Canada. The Authority operates on a self sustaining financial basis without receiving funding from government.

The Authority has jurisdiction over seventeen compulsory pilotage areas, and employs licenced marine pilots to provide pilotage within these areas. Pilot boats are utilized to transport pilots to and from ships entering and leaving compulsory ports. The Authority utilizes a variety of methods to provide these pilot boat services; in some ports, the Authority owns boats and employs crews to operate them; in some ports, the Authority owns boats but contracts with a private company to provide the crews to operate the boats; and in other ports, a private contractor provides both boats and crews to the Authority.