Services

Certification

The Argentia Port Corporation (APC) is certified compliant, as a Port Administrator, in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, which is a requirement of the International Maritime Organization.

Security Improvements

As part of securing the Port of Argentia in compliance with the ISPS code and Transport Canada regulations, the APC has constructed port security enhancement projects. Some of the the enhancement projects include: security fencing around all port properties, video surveiliance port wide, intrusion detection, alarms, and port security building.

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Anchorage

Long and short term sheltered anchorage is available at 1.6 kilometres from the fleet dock.

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Pilotage

Pilotage is not compulsory, but if pilotage services are required, pilots board off Argentia at position 47° 20' 00"N, 54° 06' 30"W. The Atlantic Pilotage Authority in Halifax, available by telephone at 1-877-272-3477 or fax at 1-877-745-3477, shall be given a minimum of 12 hours notice prior to arrival with confirmation 4 hours prior.

Radio Frequency

Placentia Marine Traffic operates on VHF channels 12 and 14.

Private Wharves

Marine Atlantic's ferry wharf is situated north of the navy dock and is available, with prior approval from Marine Atlantic, during the off-season (October to May).

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Upland Storage

There are over 450 hectares available, approximately 180 of which are located dockside.

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Cranes

There is a heavy lift crane pad on the wharf built for a 200-tonne mobile crane at minimum radius.

For mobile harbour crane services, contact Eimskip Canada at 709-754-7222 or Argentia Freezers & Terminals at 709-227-5603.

Provisions

Supplies are available locally in the Town of Placentia and from nearby St. John's.
Fuel is available from a variety of providers by tanker truck.

For vessel bunkering services, contact North Atlantic Refinery Ltd. at 709-463-8744.

Fresh Water

Fresh water is available at all berths.

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Ship Repairs

Local contractors can perform minor ship repairs. Major repairs must be undertaken by companies from nearby St. John's or Marystown.

Medical Facilities

The Placentia Health Care Complex is located at Placentia (6.5 kilometres). Four other hospitals are located in St. John's (130 kilometres).

To contact The Placentia Health Care Complex call 709-227-2061.

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