Invitation for Offers – Placentia Bay, NL – Pilot Boat Manning Contract

Sealed offers for the provision of pilot boat manning, maintenance, and operation for the Placentia Bay pilotage district will be received by the Atlantic Pilotage Authority (APA) up to 2:00 p.m. local time November 7, 2014.

Invitation to Attend our Sixth Annual Public Meeting

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

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 11:15am – 1:00pm
Place: Brownsdale Room (Lower Lobby)
Delta St. John’s Hotel
120 New Gower Street
St. John’s, NL

SmartATLANTIC Consortium deploys its first inshore weather buoy to support Halifax port operations and scientific research

Data transmitted by buoy to improve safety and efficiency of port operations and prediction of extreme ocean events.

HALIFAX, NS – The first SmartATLANTIC Inshore Weather Buoy was successfully deployed on November 7, 2013 in Herring Cove by the Canadian Coast Guard vessel CCGS Sir William Alexander. This technologically savvy “smart” buoy is bright yellow, three metres in diameter and weighs in excess of 1.5 metric tonnes.

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”.