Port Policies

Chai Vessel Berthage and Anchorge Policy
CHAI shall ensure that the scheduling of vessels at the south berth does not adversely impact Irving Oil Limited vessels calling at the south berth by ensuring that there is at least forty-eight (48) hours between scheduled Irving Oil vessels and any other vessel calling at the berth. Scheduled IOL vessels shall have priority of passage over any other commodity vessel calling at the south berth except for emergency circumstances. IOL will provide CHAI its next delivery schedule one month before expected arrival in order that CHAI can schedule other commodities around the IOL delivery. CHAI will provide IOL the cruise ship visitation schedule 90 days prior to arrival and absolutely confirm the dates at least 60 days in advance of the arrivals to facilitate IOL’s openings around such scheduled cruise ship arrivals.

Cruise vessels wanting to reserve berthage or anchorage will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. CHAI may give reservation preference to cruise vessels based on consideration of their size and tendering capabilities or other reasons as they see fit, in their sole discretion. Other commercial vessels seeking berthage or anchorage will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis with priority being given to prearranged schedules for IOL vessels and cruise vessels.

Pleasure vessels seeking berthage or anchorage will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis with priority being given to prearranged schedules for IOL vessels and cruise vessels and other working commercial vessels.

NOTE: IOL and cruise vessels have berthage and anchorage priority over all other vessels. If a vessel is on a berth or at an anchorage, that has been reserved for an IOL vessel or cruise vessel, they will be required to shift their vessel or leave the port leaving adequate time for CHAI to properly prepare for the arriving vessel. CHAI will not be held responsible for any demurrage costs that may be incurred from either the shifting vessel or the arriving vessel.

Chai Port Security Policy
Any vessel entering and seeking berthage in the Port of Charlottetown that has an international flagged registry must report its arrival to CHAI’s Terminal Operations Manager. The Terminal Operations Manager, acting in his capacity as the Marine Facilities Security Officer (MFSO), will initiate the appropriate security measures that are required under Transport Canada’s Marine Transportation Security Act and Regulations for the period of time that the vessel is in port. Any and all security costs associated with the vessel’s arrival, duration of stay, and departure from the Port of Charlottetown, will be borne by the vessel’s owner, agent or the vessel itself, whatever the case may be. These security costs are over and above any other port charges that are levied against the vessel.

Damage, Collision and Incidents Reports Policy
Where any vessel or barge involved in a collision with, or may have caused damage to the Charlottetown Harbour Authority wharf, floating docks, mooring buoys or any other structure, the Master shall immediately report such incident to the Terminal Operations Manager of the Charlottetown Harbour Authority.

In complying with this direction and policy, the Master of every vessel involved in such reported collision or incident shall:

  • Obey any directive from the Terminal Operations Manager
  • If required, make themselves available to furnish a verbal report to the Terminal Operations Manager
  • Within 24 hours, provide the Terminal Operations Manager with a written report of the circumstances of the collision or incident

Note:

Licensed pilots, tug masters or other persons, if involved in the incident, shall also comply with the above requirements.

The vessel master and/or its owners will be held responsible for the total cost to repair or replace any damages resulting from the incident whether accidental, or due to poor weather, or acts of nature.

In the event that a vessel’s master makes a claim of pre-existing damage, he will be required to provide verifiable proof of the pre-existing condition to the Terminal Operations Manager within 24 hours of the claim. If verifiable proof cannot be provided, then the total cost to repair or replace the damaged structure will be the responsibility of the vessel master and/or its owners.

CHAI may, in its sole discretion, deny or ban any vessel berthage or anchorage in the port that has outstanding damage claims against it and CHAI will not be held responsible for any resulting costs to shippers, receivers or vessels owners.

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