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How to request a pilot

The pilotage service request is made in accordance with LPA regulations art. 6 to 11

Required information for the first arrival per calendar year:

  • Ship Name
  • Nationality
  • Call Sign
  • Agent of the ship
  • Length
  • Breadth
  • Moulded depth
  • Deadweight tonnage
  • Net tonnage
  • Deepest Draft
  • Sea Speed
  • Origin
  • Destination

Required information for every subsequent arrival:

  • Ship Name
  • Call Sign
  • Deepest Draft
  • Sea Speed
  • Origin
  • Destination

Ship is arriving from Strait of Belle-isle, Cabot ou Canso :

  • Give a first notice of 24 hours before the estimated time of arrival to Les Escoumins Pilot Station
  • Give a second notice of 12 hours before the estimated time of arrival to Les Escoumins Pilot Station
  • Give a final notice of 6 hours before the estimated time of arrival to Les Escoumins Pilot Station

Ship is moving within the Montreal or the Quebec Harbour :

  • Give a final notice 3 hours before the time of the movage

Ship is coming from the Seaway or from any harbour between Montreal and Quebec

  • Provide a first notice of 12 hours before the ship’s estimated time of departure.
  • 4 hours before the ship’s estimated time of departure communicated above, either confirm the above estimated time of departure or communicate a revised estimated time of departure (second notice).
  • If a second notice was communicated, provide the ship’s final estimated time of departure 4 hours before the end of the revised estimated time of departure (second notice).

Ship departure from Saguenay, Pointe-au-Pic, Cacouna or from a harbour East of Les Escoumins:

  • Provide a first notice of 12 hours before the ship’s estimated time of departure.
  • 6 hours before the ship’s estimated time of departure communicated above, either confirm the above estimated time of departure or communicate a revised estimated time of departure (second notice).
  • If a second notice was communicated, provide the ship’s final estimated time of departure 6 hours before the end of the revised estimated time of departure (second notice).