Port Charlottetown Vessel Berthage and Anchorage Policy
Cruise vessels wanting to reserve berthage or anchorage will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Port Charlottetown 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. Please note, Port Charlottetown holds the right to move a smaller ship, carrying less than 1,200 passengers, to anchor should a larger ship subsequently request dockside.
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 in adequate time for Port Charlottetown to properly prepare for the arriving vessel. Port Charlottetown will not be held responsible for any demurrage costs that may be incurred from either the shifting vessel or the arriving vessel.
Port Charlottetown 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 Port Charlottetown’s Terminal Operations Manager. The Terminal Operations Manager, acting in their 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 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 Report Policy
Where any vessel or barge involved in a collision with, or may have caused damage to the Port Charlottetown wharf, floating docks, mooring buoys or any other structure, the Master shall immediately report such incident to the Terminal Operations Manager of Port Charlottetown.
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.
Port Charlottetown may, in its sole discretion, deny or ban any vessel berthage or anchorage in the port that has outstanding damage claims against it and Port Charlottetown will not be held responsible for any resulting costs to shippers, receivers or vessel owners.