Vessels transiting Halifax Harbour Narrows must indicate air draft.
If the vessel has not departed/moved within ONE HOUR of the time for which the pilot is ordered, the pilot will report to the dispatch office. He may then leave the vessel or be assigned to another vessel. Another pilot will be dispatched to the vessel as soon as one becomes available.
Compulsory Pilotage Areas
Consists of all the navigable waters within a line drawn from Chebucto Head at a position Latitude 44° 30′ 05″ N., Longitude 63° 31′ 12″ W., to Hartlen Point at a position Latitude 44° 35′ 20″ N., Longitude 63° 27′ 07″ W.
- Pilot Boarding Station: 44°30’24″N / 63°29’30″W
- First ETA UTC (Hours): 12
- Confirm or Correct ETA (Hours): 3
- Departure / Movage Local Time (Hours): 12 – Tentative / 1.5 – Confirm
- Pilot Boat R/T Channel No.: 12
For vessels of more than 40,000 summer deadweight tons, loaded with Crude or Black Oil and destined for Halifax:
- Pilot Boarding Station: 44°29’00″N / 63°28’05″W
- First ETA UTC (Hours): –
- Confirm or Correct ETA (Hours): –
- Departure / Movage Local Time (Hours): –
- Pilot Boat R/T Channel No.: –
Pilotage & Other Charges
The Pilotage Act requires that pilotage tariffs be fixed at a level that permits the Authority to operate on a self-sustaining financial basis, and that the tariffs set be fair and reasonable. The goal is to have each area become financially self-sufficient to eliminate cross-subsidization among ports.
Ordering a Pilot
To order a pilot, please contact the Atlantic Pilotage Authority Dispatch Centre at 1-877-272-3477 or e-mail email@example.com.