One of the key changes includes formalising the 15-knot speed reduction in the First Narrows, which was previously voluntary. Other changes include mandatory speed limit areas in the First Narrows Traffic Control Zone, Coal Harbour, Port Moody Inlet and areas in Indian Arm.
“As a port authority, we are responsible for ensuring the safety of the waterways within the Port of Vancouver,” said Stephen Brown, Interim Harbour Master at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “These amendments to the Port Information Guide reflect the port authority’s mandate and commitment to ensure safety and to promoting awareness about safe and efficient navigation on the water for all vessel operators.”
Members of the public were invited to submit feedback during a comment period between 18 December 2018 and 25 January 2019. Following the public comment period, the port authority reviewed and considered all comments.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for maintaining the safe and efficient movement of marine traffic within the Port of Vancouver. In partnership with other agencies, the port authority regularly assists to keep shipping lanes clear of small vessel traffic.
Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/shipping/11022019/vancouver-fraser-port-authority-formalises-safety-best-practices/