Every time a BC Coast Pilot boards a vessel, they utilize a lifetime of knowledge to make important decisions that keep navigation and our coastlines safe. A Pilot’s judgement includes consideration of vessel performance, regulatory requirements, and local conditions which when combined with experience shapes how to best guide a vessel through BC’s waterways.
B.C. Coast Pilots continue to work 24/7 during the Covid-19 pandemic keeping 15,000 miles of the province's coastline safe while maintaining the global supply chain moving. We want to highlight the work done by these devoted Pilots and shine a light on the people behind the safe movement of ships on our coast.
In these challenging times, trade by sea remains essential and a more efficient way to keep the global supply chain moving.
Do you know the ‘rules of the road’ for Canada’s waterways? Spending a day out on the water is the perfect way to enjoy a hot summer day, but if you are planning a marine outing, it is your responsibility to know and follow these rules to keep our waters safe for everyone to enjoy.
Decades ago, a cruise ship may have had the capacity to carry approximately 2,000 passengers. However, since 1995, there has been a trend of cruise ships getting bigger, increasing in length by 27 per cent. Cruise ships now have the capacity to carry over 4,000 tourists.
The BC Coast Pilots (BCCP) look forward to continue working with B.C. and Canadian leaders to ensure the best possible pilotage system and rules are adopted, so that environment and marine safety continue to be priorities. “In our view, the 2018 Pilotage Act Review has reinforced the fact that the current Canadian model is in […]
The BC Coast Pilots (BCCP) are proudly the newest Green Marine partner. We join over 50 international companies who provide services, products, technology or equipment to help Green Marine participants improve their environmental performance.
BC Coast Pilots advocate for the prioritization of safety and marine environment in the Pilotage Act Review
During the year-long consultations to review the Pilotage Act, the BC Coast Pilots (BCCP) travelled across the country to meet with government officials, industry stakeholders, and other pilotage authorities to discuss the amendments to the Pilotage Act.
5 years ago
The BC Coast Pilots (BCCP) were recently contacted by the Prime Minister’s Office asking if we’d be available to meet in person share our thoughts about the safety of shipping on the west coast.
6 years ago