Vessel Traffic Service
Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) for ships enroute to St. John’s is determined by the size, type, nationality and status of the vessel are determining factors in the amount of work involved with each vessel:
All traffic movements and assignment of anchorages within the St. John's Port are under the jurisdiction of the Harbour Master, as outlined under current St. John's Port Authority operation regulations, policies and procedures, and St. John's Port Authority Operating By-Law SJN-1.
Marine Charts and Publications Regulations
All vessels must have appropriate package of documents on board to enter any Canadian port. Vessels arriving in Canadian waters without the necessary charts and publications on board may order the appropriate package of charts, etc. in advance through the Pilot Boarding Station of the Port of St. John’s. The package may then be obtained from the Pilot Station upon arrival in port.
Appropriate charts and publications include:
1. Charts 2. Sailing Directions3. Tide and Current Tables4. List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals 5. Radio Aids to Navigation 6. Annual Edition of Notices to Mariners 7. Code of Navigation Practices and Procedures 8. Catalogue of Nautical Charts and Related Publications