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2.1 Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres

2.1.1 Halifax, Nova Scotia

MMSI: 003160016 Call Sign: VCS
Hours: H24
Radio Services in English and in French

All communications with Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres are recorded.

For Radio Service call Halifax Coast Guard Radio.

For Vessel Traffic Services call Halifax Traffic or Fundy Traffic – refer to Part 3.

Coordinates

Mailing Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge – MCTS Operations
Halifax MCTS Centre
10 Hudson Way
Dartmouth NS B2Y 3Z8

Telephone:

902-426-9750 MCTS Operations
1-888-528-6444 MCTS Operations, Toll-Free
902-486-5472 Commercial Public Correspondence Service
902-426-9738 Officer-in-Charge
902-426-4956 ECAREG

Facsimile: 902-426-4483

Telex: 2101922510

Email:

hlxecareg1@innav.gc.ca ECAREG Canada
Supervisor.mcts-halifax@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Halifax MCTS Centre VHF/DF Advisory Service

A VHF/DF Advisory Service is available to vessels within range of the receiver sites located at Cape Blomidon, Saint John, Tiverton, Yarmouth, Lockeport, Kingsburg, Sambro, Ecum Secum and Fox Island. Information concerning position, bearing and distance may be provided for use at the discretion of the user.

Table 2-1 - Halifax MCTS/VCS - Ship/Shore Communications

Halifax MCTS/VCS - Ship/Shore Communications
Sites located atChannelsFrequencies TransmitFrequencies ReceiveRemarks
Sambro 44°28’21"N 063°37’13"W Ch16
Ch26
Ch27
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch26 and Ch27: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
  2182J3E
2514J3E
2582J3E
 
Ecum Secum 44°57’53"N 062°08’56"W Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch24 and Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Kingsburg 44°16’32"N 064°17’15"W Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch24, Ch26, 2118 and 2206: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
    2182
2118
2206
Fox Island 45°19’47"N 061°04’46"W Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch24, Ch26, 2118 and 2206: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
    2182
2118
2206
Shannon Hill 44°41’03"N 063°36’35"W Ch12
Ch14
Ch16
Ch70
     
Chebucto Head 44°30’26"N 063°31’24"W Ch12
Ch14
Ch16
     
Yarmouth, N.S. 43°44'39"N 066°07'21"W (Chebogue) Ch14
Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch24 and Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
  2182J3E
2538J3E
2582J3E
 
Lockeport, N.S. 43°39'49"N 065°07'47"W Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch24, Ch26, 2142 and 2206: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
    2182
2142
2206
Saint John, N.B. 45°14'01"N 065°59'05"W (Red Head) Ch12
Ch14
Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
Ch71
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch24 and Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Cape Blomidon, N.S. 45°13'55"N 064°24'05"W Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
Ch71
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch24 and Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Grand Manan, N.B. 44°36'03"N 066°54'22"W Ch14
Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch24 and Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Scotch Mountain, N.B. (NAD 27) 45°45'48"N 065°47'36"W Ch16
Ch27
Ch70
    Operational approximately mid-May to mid-November.
Ch27: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Letite, N.B. 45°02'20"N 066°53'33"W Ch14      
Tiverton, N.S. 44°23'40"N 066°13'36"W Ch12
Ch14
Ch16
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.

Table 2-2 - Halifax MCTS/VCS – Broadcasts

Halifax MCTS/VCS – Broadcasts
Time UTCSiteFrequency or ChannelContents
01:40 Chebogue 2749J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
  • Technical marine forecast, synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201 to 214.
  • U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters (Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine) and Offshore Waters (Gulf of Maine to the Hague Line).
  • Notices to Shipping in areas Bay of Fundy, South and West Coast Nova Scotia.
02:40 Sambro 2749J3E Radiotelephony
    • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201 to 214.
    • Notices to Shipping in South Coast Nova Scotia area.
    • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
03:20 Chebogue 518F1B NAVTEX: (U) English
  • Notices to Shipping.
03:30 Chebogue 490F1B NAVTEX: (V) French
  • Notices to Shipping.
07:20 Chebogue 518F1B NAVTEX: (U) English
  • Weather and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 and 208.
  • U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters (Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine).
07:30 Chebogue 490F1B NAVTEX: (V) French
  • Weather and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 and 208.
08:10 Sambro 2749J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201 to 214.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
10:40 Chebogue 2749J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201 to 214.
  • U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters (Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine) and Offshore Water (Gulf of Maine to the Hague Line).
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
11:20 Chebogue 518F1B NAVTEX: (U) English
  • Weather and seastate forecasts for marine areas 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 and 208.
  • U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters (Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine).
11:30 Chebogue 490F1B NAVTEX: (V) French
  • Weather and seastate forecasts for marine areas 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 and 208.
15:20 Chebogue 518F1B NAVTEX: (U) English
  • Notices to Shipping.
15:30 Chebogue 490F1B NAVTEX: (V) French
  • Notices to Shipping.
15:40 Sambro 2749J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201 to 214.
  • Notices to Shipping in South Coast Nova Scotia area.
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
16:40 Chebogue 2749J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201 to 214.
  • U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters (Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine) and Offshore Waters (Gulf of Maine to the Hague Line).
  • Notices to Shipping for areas Bay of Fundy, South and West Coast Nova Scotia.
19:20 Chebogue 518F1B NAVTEX: (U) English
  • Weather and seastate forecasts for marine areas 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 and 208.
  • U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters (Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine).
19:30 Chebogue 490F1B NAVTEX: (V) French
  • Weather and seastate forecasts for marine areas 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 and 208.
20:40 Chebogue 2749J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201 to 214.
  • U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters (Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine) and Offshore Waters (Gulf of Maine to the Hague Line).
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
21:20 Sambro 2749J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201 to 214.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
23:20 Chebogue 518F1B NAVTEX: (U) English
  • Weather and seastate forecasts for marine areas 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 and 208.
  • U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters (Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine).
23:30 Chebogue 490F1B NAVTEX: (V) French
  • Weather and seastate forecasts for marine areas 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 and 208.
Continuous Sambro Fox Islands Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecast and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201 to 214.
  • Notices to Shipping in South Coast Nova Scotia area.
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
Ecum Secum Ch83B
Continuous Red Head Ch21B Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201 to 214.
  • U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters (Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine) and Offshore Waters (Gulf of Maine to the Hague Line).
  • Notices to Shipping for areas Bay of Fundy, South and West Coast Nova Scotia.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
Chebogue Cape Blomidon Ch83B

2.1.2 Iqaluit, Nunavut

MMSI: 003160023 Call Sign: VFF
Hours: H24
Services in English and in French.

All communications with Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres are recorded.

Open from approximately mid-May until late-December.

Opening and closing will be announced by Notice to Shipping.

For Radio Services call Iqaluit Coast Guard Radio.

Coordinates

Mailing Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge – MCTS Operations
Iqaluit MCTS Centre/NORDREG CANADA
P.O. Box 189
Iqaluit NU X0A 0H0

Telephone:

867-979-5269 MCTS Operations (East)
867-979-0310 MCTS Operations (West)
867-979-5724 NORDREG Operations
867-979-5260 Officer-in-Charge (Administration)

Facsimile: 867-979-4264 MCTS/NORDREG Operations

Telex (Telefax): 063-15529 NORDREG CDA

Email:

IQANORDREG@INNAV.GC.CA (East)
Iqamck01@innav.gc.ca (West)

Table 2-3 - Iqaluit MCTS/VFF - Ship/Shore Communications

Iqaluit MCTS/VFF - Ship/Shore Communications
Sites located atChannelsFrequencies
Transmit
Frequencies
Receive
Remarks
Iqaluit
63°43'52"N
068°32'32"W
Ch16
Ch26
    This site is operational approximately mid-June to late-December.


403
603
812
1201
2182J3E
2582J3E
4363J3E
6507J3E
8752J3E
13077J3E
2182
2206
4071
6206
8228
12230
  4207.5F1B
6312.0F1B
8414.5F1B
12577.0F1B
16804.5F1B
4207.5
6312.0
8414.5
12577.0
16804.5
  4177.5F1B
6268F1B
8376.5F1B
12520F1B
16695F1B
4177.5
6268
8376.5
12520
16695
  4125J3E
6215J3E
8291J3E
12290J3E
16420J3E
4125
6215
8291
12290
16420
Churchill
58°46'29"N
094°11'22"W
Ch16
Ch26
    This site is operational only during navigation season. July 1 to October 31, approximately.
Killinek
60°25'27"N
064°50'30"W



403
2182J3E
2514J3E
2582J3E
4363J3E
2182
2118
2206
4071
This site is operational approximately early July to late-December.
Coral Harbour
64°09'01"N
083°22'22"W



403
603
812
1201
2182J3E
2514J3E
2582J3E
4363J3E
6507J3E
8752J3E
13077J3E
2182
2118
2206
4071
6206
8228
12230
This site is operational mid-July to late-October.
Resolute
74°44'47"N
095°00'11"W
Ch16
Ch26
    This site is operational approximately mid-July to late-October.


403
812
2182J3E
2582J3E
4363J3E
8752J3E
2182
2206
4071
8228
    4207.5
6312.0
8414.5
12577.0
16804.5
    4177.5
6268
8376.5
12520
16695
    4125
6215
8291
12290
16420
Hay River
60°50'27"N
115°46'12"W
403


601
826
4363J3E
5803J3E
6218.6J3E
6501J3E
8794J3E
4071
5803
6218.6
6200
8270
This site is operational approximately mid-May to late-October.
Yellowknife
62°25'45"N
114°24'44"W
Ch16
Ch85
    This site is operational approximately mid-May to late-October.
Enterprise
60°36'30"N
116°13'13"W
Ch16
Ch26
    This site is operational approximately mid-May to late-October.
Inuvik
68°19'30"N
133°35'47"W


403


601
826
1201
2182J3E
2558J3E
4363J3E
5803J3E
6218.6J3E
6501J3E
8794J3E
13077J3E
2182
2142
4071
5803
6218.6
6200
8270
12230
This site is operational approximately mid-May to late-October.
Parson’s Lake
68°53'38"N
133°56'31"W
Ch16
Ch26
    This site is operational approximately mid-May to late-October.
Cambridge Bay
69°06'53"N
105°01'11"W
Ch16
Ch26
    This site is operational approximately early July to mid-October.


403

601
826
2182J3E
2558J3E
4363J3E
5803J3E
6501J3E
8794J3E
2182
2142
4071
5803
6200
8270

Table 2-4 - Iqaluit MCTS/VFF - Broadcasts

Iqaluit MCTS/VFF - Broadcasts
Time UTCSiteFrequency or ChannelContents
01:00 Resolute 3253J3C Radiofacsimile: Weather Charts
  • Marine Surface Analysis (Arctic).
  • Marine Wind Prognosis (Arctic).
Iqaluit 7710J3C
Inuvik 8456J3C
01:10 Coral Harbour 2514J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 155, 156, 157, 158, 162, 163, 311 and 312.
  • Following areas on request: 151, 152, 153, 154, 159, 160, 161, 164 and 310.
  • Notices to Shipping "Series A" for all NORDREG waters east of 106W and along the Labrador coast southward to 58N, including Hudson Strait, Hudson Bay, Ungava Bay, Foxe Basin, James Bay and Chesterfield Inlet to Baker Lake.
Coral Harbour 6507J3E
01:15 Inuvik 5803J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis for Western Arctic waters (if applicable for Mackenzie River and Great Slave Lake area).
  • Marine forecast for Great Slave Lake (Area 180).
  • Marine forecast for Mackenzie River (Area 110) and Mackenzie Delta.
  • ODAS Weather Buoys 45141 and 45150.
  • Notices to Shipping (H-Series).
Hay River 4363J3E
Parson’s Lake and Enterprise Ch26
Yellowknife Ch85
02:00 Resolute 3253J3C Radiofacsimile: Ice Charts
  • Transmitted from Resolute: Ice analysis: Baffin Bay, Approaches to Resolute, Resolute-Byam, Eureka Sound, McClure Strait, Parry Channel and Queen Maud Gulf.
  • Transmitted from Iqaluit: Ice analysis: Hudson Bay south, Hudson Bay north, Hudson Strait, Foxe Basin, Labrador Coast, Davis Strait, Baffin Bay.
  • Transmitted from Inuvik: Ice Analysis: Amundsen Gulf, Queen Maud Gulf, McClure Strait and Beaufort Sea/Alaskan Coast.
Iqaluit 7710J3C
Inuvik 8456J3C
02:35 Cambridge Bay 4363J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis for Western Arctic waters.
  • Forecasts for marine areas 111 to 122 inclusive.
  • Notices to Shipping "Series A" for all NORDREG waters west of Taloyoak.
Inuvik 6218.6J3E
03:00 Iqaluit 490F1B NAVTEX: (S) French
  • Weather forecasts for marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
03:10 Iqaluit 518F1B NAVTEX: (T) English
  • Weather forecasts for marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
03:30 Iqaluit 8416.5F1B HF NBDP
  • METAREA bulletins for METAREAS XVII and XVIII within Canadian waters.
  • NAVAREA warnings for NAVAREAs XVII and XVIII.
06:00 Iqaluit 3253J3C Radiofacsimile: Weather Charts
  • Marine Surface Analysis (Arctic).
  • Marine Wind Prognosis (Arctic).
Resolute 7710J3C
Inuvik 4292J3C
07:00 Iqaluit 3253J3C Radiofacsimile: Ice Charts
  • Transmitted from Iqaluit: Ice Analysis: Hudson Bay south, Hudson Bay north, Hudson Strait, Foxe Basin, Labrador Coast, Davis Strait, Baffin Bay.
  • Transmitted from Resolute: Ice Analysis:Baffin Bay, Approaches to Resolute, Resolute-Byam, Eureka Sound, McClure Strait, Parry Channel and Queen Maud Gulf.
  • Transmitted from Inuvik: Ice Analysis: Amundsen Gulf, Queen Maud Gulf, McClure Strait and Beaufort Sea/Alaskan Coast.
Resolute 7710J3C
Inuvik 4292J3C
07:00 Iqaluit 490F1B NAVTEX: (S) French
  • Safety Notices to Shipping "Series A" for NORDREG waters bound by marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
  • Ice hazard bulletin for marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
07:10 Iqaluit 518F1B NAVTEX: (T) English
  • Safety Notices to Shipping for "Series A" for NORDREG waters bound by marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
  • Ice hazard bulletin for marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
10:00 Resolute 3253J3C Radiofacsimile: Weather Charts
  • Marine Surface Analysis (Arctic).
  • Marine Wind Prognosis (Arctic).
Iqaluit 7710J3C
Inuvik 8456J3C
11:00 Resolute 3253J3C Radiofacsimile: Ice Charts
  • Transmitted from Resolute: Ice Analysis:Baffin Bay, Approaches to Resolute, Resolute-Byam, Eureka Sound, McClure Strait, Parry Channel and Queen Maud Gulf.
  • Transmitted from Iqaluit: Ice Analysis: Hudson Bay south, Hudson Bay north, Hudson Strait, Foxe Basin, Labrador Coast, Davis Strait, Baffin Bay.
  • Transmitted from Inuvik: Ice Analysis: Amundsen Gulf, Queen Maud Gulf, McClure Strait and Beaufort Sea/Alaskan Coast.
Iqaluit 7710J3C
Inuvik 8456J3C
11:00 Iqaluit 490F1B NAVTEX: (S) French
  • Weather forecast for marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
11:10 Iqaluit 518F1B NAVTEX: (T) English
  • Weather forecast for marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
12:40 Resolute 2582J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 125, 135, 136, 137 and 138.
  • Notices to Shipping "A Series" for all NORDREG waters bound by Shipping Safety Control Zones 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 and 13.
Resolute 4363J3E
13:15 Inuvik 5803J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis for Western Arctic waters (if applicable for Mackenzie River and Great Slave Lake area).
  • Marine forecast for Great Slave Lake (Area 180).
  • Marine forecast for Mackenzie River (Area 110) and Mackenzie Delta.
  • ODAS Weather Buoys 45141 and 45150.
  • Notices to Shipping (H-Series).
Hay River 4363J3E
Parson’s Lake and Enterprise Ch26
Yellowknife Ch85
13:20 Coral Harbour 2514J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 155, 156, 157, 158, 162, 163, 311 and 312.
  • Following marine areas on request: 151, 152, 153, 154, 159, 160, 161, 164 and 310.
  • Notices to Shipping "A Series" for all NORDREG waters east of 106W and along the Labrador coast southward to 58N, including Hudson Strait, Hudson Bay, Ungava Bay, Foxe Basin, James Bay and Chesterfield Inlet to Baker Lake.
Coral Harbour 6507J3E
14:10 Killinek 2514J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for areas: 139 to 150 and 228, 229 and 230.
  • Following marine areas on request: 137 and 138.
  • Notices to Shipping "A Series" for all NORDREG waters east of 106W and along the Labrador coast southward to 58N bound by Shipping Safety Control Zones 9, 10 and 15, including Ungava Bay.
Iqaluit 2582J3E
Iqaluit 4363J3E
Iqaluit 6507J3E
14:35 Cambridge Bay 4363J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis for Western Arctic waters.
  • Forecasts for marine areas 111 to 122 inclusive.
  • Notices to Shipping "A Series" for all NORDREG waters west of Taloyoak.
Inuvik 6218.6J3E
15:00 Iqaluit 490F1B NAVTEX: (S) French
  • Weather forecasts for marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
15:10 Iqaluit 518F1B NAVTEX: (T) English
  • Weather forecasts for marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
15:30 Iqaluit 8416.5F1B HF NBDP
  • METAREA bulletins for METAREAS XVII and XVIII within Canadian waters.
  • NAVAREA warnings for NAVAREAS XVII and XVIII.
17:05 Cambridge Bay 4363J3E Radiotelephony
  • Ice boundary information.
  • Ice forecasts for marine areas 111 to 122 and 125, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 155, 156, 157, 158, 162, 163, 228, 229, 230, 311 and 312 for Hudson Bay and Foxe Basin.
Inuvik 6218.6J3E
Coral Harbour/Killinek 2514J3E
Iqaluit/Resolute 2582J3E
Iqaluit/Resolute 4363J3E
Coral Harbour/Iqaluit 6507J3E
19:00 Iqaluit 490F1B NAVTEX: (S) French
  • Safety Notices to Shipping "A Series" for NORDREG waters bound by marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
  • Ice hazard bulletin for marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
19:10 Iqaluit 518F1B NAVTEX: (T) English
  • Safety Notices to Shipping "A Series" for NORDREG waters bound by marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
  • Ice hazard bulletin for marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
21:00 Iqaluit 3253J3C Radiofacsimile: Weather Charts
  • Marine Surface Analysis (Arctic).
  • Marine Wind Prognosis (Arctic).
Resolute 7710J3C
Inuvik 4292J3C
22:00 Iqaluit 3253J3C Radiofacsimile: Ice Charts
  • Transmitted from Iqaluit: Ice Analysis: Hudson Bay south, Hudson Bay north, Hudson Strait, Foxe Basin, Labrador Coast, Davis Strait, Baffin Bay.
  • Transmitted from Resolute: Ice Analysis: Baffin Bay, Approaches to Resolute, Resolute-Byam, Eureka Sound, McClure Strait, Parry Channel and Queen Maud Gulf.
  • Transmitted from Inuvik: Ice Analysis: Amundsen Gulf, Queen Maud Gulf, McClure Strait and Beaufort Sea/Alaskan Coast.
Resolute 7710J3C
Inuvik 4292J3C
22:35 Killinek 2514J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 139 to 150 and 228, 229 and 230.
  • Following marine areas on request: 137 and 138.
  • Notices to Shipping "A Series" for all NORDREG waters east of 106W and along the Labrador coast southward to 58N bound by Shipping Safety Control Zones 9, 10 and 15, including Ungava Bay.
Iqaluit 2582J3E
Iqaluit 4363J3E
Iqaluit 6507J3E
23:00 Iqaluit 490F1B NAVTEX: (S) French
  • Weather forecast for marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
23:10 Iqaluit 518F1B NAVTEX: (T) English
  • Weather forecast for marine areas 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 and 150.
23:10 Resolute 2582J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 125, 135, 136, 137 and 138.
  • Notices to Shipping "A Series" for all NORDREG waters bound by Shipping Safety Control Zones 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 and 13.
Resolute 4363J3E

Iqaluit MCTS/VFF – Radiofacsimile Transmission Details

Modulation: J3C (FM)
Drum speed: 120 rpm
Index of cooperation: 576
Power: 1 KW
Frequencies: 3251.1 kHz, 7708.1 kHz (USB)
Frequencies: 3253 kHz, 7710 kHz (FSK)
Frequencies: 4290.1 kHz, 8454.1 kHz (USB)
Frequencies: 4292 kHz, 8456 kHz (FSK)

For correct reception of this broadcast on WMO standard facsimile recorders requiring 2300 Hz for White and 1500 Hz for Black with a 1900 Hz centre frequency, radio receivers should be tuned in the UPPER SIDEBAND MODE to the ABOVE frequencies.

2.1.3 Labrador (Goose Bay), Newfoundland and Labrador

MMSI: 003160022 Call Sign: VOK
Hours: H24
Services in English only.

All communications with Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres are recorded.

For Radio Services call Labrador Coast Guard Radio.

For Vessel Traffic Services call Belle Isle Traffic – refer to Part 3.

Coordinates

Mailing Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge – MCTS Operations
Labrador MCTS Centre
P.O. Box 720 Station C
Goose Bay NL A0P 1C0

Telephone:

709-896-2252 MCTS Operations
709-896-0277/0278 Commercial Public Correspondence Service
709-896-5817 Officer-in-Charge

Facsimile: 709-896-8455

Email: Safety.Labrador@innav.gc.ca

Table 2-5 - Labrador MCTS/VOK - Ship/Shore Communications

Labrador MCTS/VOK - Ship/Shore Communications
Sites located atChannelsFrequencies
Transmit
Frequencies
Receive
Remarks
Cartwright
53°42'30"N
057°01'17"W




407
2182J3E
2514J3E
2538J3E
2582J3E
4375.0J3E
2182
2118
2142
2206
4083.0
407, 2118, 2142, 2206 and 4083.0: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Hopedale
55°27'24"N
060°12'30"W




407
605
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
2182J3E
2514J3E
2538J3E
2582J3E
4375.0J3E
6513J3E
2182
2118
2142
2206
4083.0
6212
407, 605, Ch26, 2118, 2142, 2206, 4083.0 and 6212: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Cartwright
53°43'38"N
056°58'06"W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    Ch24: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Goose Bay
53°18'12"N
060°31'27"W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Nain
56°32'49"N
061°42'49"W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    Ch24: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
St. Anthony
(Newfoundland)
51°30'00"N
055°49'26"W
  2182J3E
2514J3E
2582J3E
2182
2118
2206
2118 and 2206: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Comfort Cove
(Newfoundland)
49°16'26"N
054°52'32"W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Twillingate
(Newfoundland)
49°41'10"N
054°48'00"W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.

Ch24: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
L’Anse aux Meadows
(Newfoundland)
51°34'20"N
055°29'27"W
Ch14
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    Ch24: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Conche
(Newfoundland)
50°53'41"N
055°53'03"W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    C26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Fox Harbour
52°22'10"N
055°39'42"W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.

Table 2-6 - Labrador MCTS/VOK - Broadcasts

Labrador MCTS/VOK - Broadcasts
Time UTCSiteFrequency or ChannelContents
01:07 St. Anthony 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 235, 237 and 238.
  • Ice conditions and forecast for the East Coast of Newfoundland, and the Labrador Coast, south of 54N.
  • Iceberg Bulletin: Newfoundland Coast and Strait of Belle Isle.
01:37 Cartwright 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 235, 237 and 238.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions for Labrador Coast.
Hopedale 2598J3E
03:50 Cartwright 518F1B NAVTEX: (X)
  • Weather.
07:50 Cartwright 518F1B NAVTEX: (X)
  • Weather.
09:07 St. Anthony 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 235, 237 and 238.
  • Ice conditions and forecast for the East Coast of Newfoundland and the Labrador Coast, south of 54N.
  • Iceberg Bulletin: Newfoundland East Coast and Strait of Belle Isle.
10:07 Cartwright 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 235, 237 and 238.
  • Ice conditions and forecast for Labrador Coast.
Hopedale
11:07 Cartwright 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Notices to Shipping: Nearshore (Belle Isle to Cape Chidley), Offshore (North Atlantic, Cape Bauld to Cape Chidley).
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
Hopedale
11:50 Cartwright 5181F1B NAVTEX: (X)
  • Notices to Shipping.
12:37 St. Anthony 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Notices to Shipping for an area bounded by Flower’s Cove to the west, Cartwright to the north and Cape Freels to the southeast.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
13:37 St. Anthony 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 235, 237 and 238.
14:37 Cartwright 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 235, 237 and 238.
  • Ice conditions and forecast for Labrador Coast.
Hopedale 2598J3E
15:50 Cartwright 518F1B NAVTEX: (X)
  • Weather.
19:07 St. Anthony 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Notices to Shipping for an area bounded by Flower’s Cove to the west, Cartwright to the north and Cape Freels to the southeast. Ice conditions and forecast for the East Coast of Newfoundland, and the Labrador Coast, south of 54N.
  • Iceberg Bulletin: Newfoundland East Coast and Strait of Belle-Isle.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
19:37 St. Anthony 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 235, 237 and 238.
19:50 Cartwright 518F1B NAVTEX: (X)
  • Weather.
20:37 Cartwright 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 235, 237 and 238.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions for Labrador Coast.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
Hopedale
23:07 Cartwright 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Notices to Shipping: Nearshore (Belle Isle to Cape Chidley), Offshore (North Atlantic, Cape Bauld to Cape Chidley).
Hopedale 2598J3E
23:50 Cartwright 518F1B NAVTEX: (X)
  • NOTSHIPs (summer) Ice (winter).
Continuous Labrador North Cartwright Nain Ch83B Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 235, 237 and 238.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions for Labrador Coast.
  • Notices to Shipping: Belle Isle to Cape Chidley.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
Goose Bay Hopedale Ch21B
Continuous Labrador South Conche Fox Harbour Comfort Cove Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 235, 237 and 238.
  • Notices to Shipping for an area bounded by Flower’s Cove to the west, Cartwright to the north and Cape Freels to the southeast.
  • Ice conditions and forecast for the East Coast of Newfoundland, and the Labrador Coast, south of 54N.
  • Iceberg Bulletin: Newfoundland East Coast and Strait of Belle Isle.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
L’Anse aux Meadows Twillingate Ch83B

2.1.4 Les Escoumins, Québec

MMSI: 003160026 Call Sign: VCF
Hours: H24
Services in English and in French.

All communications with Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres are recorded.

For Radio Services call Les Escoumins Coast Guard Radio.

For Vessel Traffic Services call Escoumins Traffic – refer to Part 3.

Coordinates

Mailing Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge – MCTS Operations
Les Escoumins MCTS Centre
35 Otis Street
Les Escoumins QC G0T 1K0

Telephone:

418-233-2194 MCTS Operations
418-233-3451 Coast Guard Radio
418-233-3556 Public Correspondence Service
418-233-3483 ECAREG Canada
418-233-2308 Notices to Shipping Office
418-233-2854 Officer-in-Charge (administration)

Facsimile: 418-233-3299

Email:

safety.escoumins@innav.gc.ca (Coast Guard Radio)
ecareg.escoumins@innav.gc.ca (ECAREG Canada)
opsavis@dfo-mpo.gc.ca (Notices to Shipping Office)

Les Escoumins MCTS Centre VHF Direction Finding Advisory Service:

A VHF/DF advisory service is available to vessels in difficulty within range of the receiver sites located at Rivière-au-Renard, Cap-aux-Meules, Havre St-Pierre, Natashquan, Newport, Pointe Heath, Mont-Louis, Lac D'aigle (Sept-Îles) and Grosses-Roches. Information concerning position, bearing and distance may be provided for use at the discretion of the user.

Table 2-7 - Les Escoumins MCTS/VCF - Ship/Shore Communications

Les Escoumins MCTS/VCF - Ship/Shore Communications
Sites located atChannelsFrequencies
Transmit
Frequencies
Receive
Remarks
Rivière-au-Renard
49°00'25"N
064°24'00"W
Ch16
Ch27
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch27: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
     
Cap-aux-Meules
47°23'14"N
061°51'40"W
Ch16
Ch27
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch27 and 2118: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
    2182
2118
2206
La Vernière
47°21'28"N
061°55'30"W
  2182J3E
2514J3E
2582J3E
   
Havre St-Pierre
50°16'18"N
063°40'45"W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Natashquan
50°09'06"N
061°47'42"W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
  2182J3E
2582J3E
2182
2206
Harrington Harbour
50°30'01"N
059°29'17"W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
La Romaine
50°12'56"N
060°41'03"W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Forillon
48°50'01"N
064°15'24"W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    Ch24: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Carleton
48°08'28"N
066°06'32"W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch85
    Ch85: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Newport
48°13'24"N
064°47'33"W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch84
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch84: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Heath Point
49°05'05"N
061°42'09"W
Ch16
Ch84
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch84: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Mont-Louis
49°12'48"N
065°46'25"W
Ch14
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Lac D'aigle
50°17'25"N
066°18'36"W
Ch14
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Grosses-Roches
48°54'50"N
067°06'37"W
Ch14
Ch16
Ch70
Ch84
    Ch84: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Mont-Joli
48°36'25"N
068°13'33"W
Ch9
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Les Escoumins
48°19'04"N
069°25'14"W
Ch9
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    Ch24: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Rivière-du-Loup
47°45'35"N
069°36'19"W
Ch9
Ch16
Ch26
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Sacré-Cœur
48°12'50"N
069°52'14"W
Ch9
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Cap à l’Est
48°22'58"N
070°41'12"W
Ch9
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.

Table 2-8 - Les Escoumins MCTS/VCF - Broadcasts

Les Escoumins MCTS/VCF – Broadcasts
Time UTCSiteFrequency or ChannelContents
00:20 Moisie 518F1B NAVTEX: (C) English
  • Marine forecasts for areas: 215, 217 to 222 and 301 to 304.
    Note: Marine forecasts are replaced by ice information during ice season only.
00:30 Moisie 490F1B NAVTEX: (D) French
  • Marine forecasts for areas: 215, 217 to 222 and 301 to 304.
    Note: Marine forecasts are replaced by ice information during ice season only.
04:20 Moisie 518F1B NAVTEX: (C) English
  • Notices to Shipping.
04:30 Moisie 490F1B NAVTEX: (D) French
  • Notices to Shipping.
04:37 Natashquan
La Vernière
2598J3E
2749J3E
Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 215 to 221 and 301 to 302.
  • Wave height forecasts for marine areas 215, 217, 219, 220, 221, 301 and 302.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
08:20 Moisie 518F1B NAVTEX: (C) English
  • Marine forecasts for marine areas 215, 217 to 222 and 301 to 304.
08:30 Moisie 490F1B NAVTEX: (D) French
  • Marine forecasts for marine area 215, 217 to 222 and 301 to 304.
08:47 Natashquan
La Vernière
2598J3E
2749J3E
Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 215 to 221 and 301 to 302.
  • Wave height forecasts for marine areas 215, 217, 219, 220, 221, and 301 to 302.
09:37 Natashquan
La Vernière
2598J3E
2749J3E
Radiotelephony
  • Notices to Shipping.
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
  • Notice to Fish Harvesters (when available).
  • Ice Information.
12:20 Moisie 518F1B NAVTEX: (C) English
  • Weather forecasts for marine areas 215, 217 to 222 and 301 to 304.
12:30 Moisie 490F1B NAVTEX: (D) French
  • Weather forecasts for marine areas 215, 217 to 222 and 301 to 304.
14:07 Natashquan
La Vernière
2598J3E
2749J3E
Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecast for marine areas 215 to 221 and 301 to 302.
  • Wave height forecast for marine areas 215, 217, 219, 220, 221, and 301 to 302.
16:20 Moisie 518F1B NAVTEX: (C) English
  • Notices to Shipping.
16:30 Moisie 490F1B NAVTEX: (D) French
  • Notices to Shipping.
17:37 Natashquan
La Vernière
2598J3E
2749J3E
Radiotelephony
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
  • Ice Reports.
  • Notices to Shipping.
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and operation vessel.
20:20 Moisie 518F1B NAVTEX: (C) English
  • Marine forecasts for marine areas 215, 217 to 222 and 301 to 304.
20:30 Moisie 490F1B NAVTEX: (D) French
  • Marine forecasts for marine areas 215, 217 to 222 and 301 to 304.
23:17 Natashquan
La Vernière
2598J3E
2749J3E
Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 215 to 221, 301 and 302.
  • Wave height forecast for marine areas 215, 217, 219, 220, 221, 301 and 302.
  • Notice to Fish Harvesters (when available).
Continuous Forillon
Carleton
Natashquan
Cap-aux-Meules
Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Forecasts for marine areas 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 301 and 302.
  • Notices to Shipping for the Gulf of St. Lawrence including the Magdalene Islands, the coast between Sept-Îles and Blanc Sablon, the southern shore of 66W eastward including the Baie des Chaleurs up to Miramichi beach.
  • Ice Reports.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
  • Wave height forecasts for marine areas 215, 217, 219, 220, 221, 301 and 302.
Pointe Heath
Harrington
Harbour
Ch25B
Newport
Havre St-Pierre
La Romaine
Ch83B
Continuous Lac D'aigle
Grosses-Roches
Cap à l’Est
Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Forecasts for marine areas 219, 301, 302, 303, 304 and 305.
  • Notices to Shipping for the Saguenay River and the St. Lawrence River from Île aux Coudres to a line from Mingan to Cap Gaspé including Port Menier and the western point of Anticosti Island.
  • Ice information for the Saguenay River and the St. Lawrence River from Île aux Coudres to Cabot and Belle-Isle straits. (when available).
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
Mont-Louis
Mont-Joli
Sacré-Cœur
Ch83B

Note

Hourly weather observations for certain specific locations, technical marine synopsis, other weather forecast areas and MAFOR codes are available upon request.

 

2.1.5 Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador

MMSI: 003160019 Call Sign: VCP
Hours: H24
Services in English only.

All communications with Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres are recorded.

For Radio Service call Placentia Coast Guard Radio.

For Vessel Traffic Services call Placentia or St-John’s Traffic - refer to Part 3.

Coordinates

Mailing Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge – MCTS Operations
Placentia MCTS Centre
P.O. Box 389
Placentia NL A0B 2Y0

Telephone:

709-227-2181/2182 MCTS Operations
1-844-592-2770 MCTS Operations Toll-Free
709-227-1027 Commercial Public Correspondence Service
709-227-5731 Officer-in-Charge

Facsimile: 709-227-5637

Email: Safety.Placentia@innav.gc.ca

Table 2-9 - MCTS Placentia/VCP – Ship/Shore Communications

MCTS Placentia/VCP – Ship/Shore Communications
Sites located atChannelFrequencies TransmitFrequencies ReceiveRemarks
St. Lawrence
46°55′09″N
055°22′45″W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
St. Lawrence
46°55′06″N
055°22′45″W
  2182J3E
2514J3E
2538J3E
2582J3E
2182
2118
2142
2206
2118 and 2206: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Cape Pine
46°37′00″N
053°31′58″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    Ch24: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Fortune Head
47°04′02″N
055°50′52″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Ch24: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Hermitage
47°33′34″N
055°56′19″W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch85
     
Bay L'Argent
47°32′00″N
054°51′46″W
Ch16
Ch27
Ch70
     
Arnold's Cove
47°46′23″N
053°59′59″W
Ch12
Ch16
Ch70
     
Freshwater
47°15′44″N
053°59′03″W
Ch12
Ch14
Ch16
Ch70
Ch85
     
Cuslett
46°58′28″N
054°09′15″W
Ch14
Ch16
Ch70
     
St. John's
47°36′40″N
052°40′01″W
Ch11
Ch12
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26, 2118 and 2206: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
  2182J3E
2514J3E
2582J3E
2182
2118
2206
Cape Bonavista
48°41′48″N
053°05′18″W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Victoria
47°49′54″N
053°18′05″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    Ch24: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Lumsden
49°17′14″N
053°35′05″W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore. 

Table 2-10 - MCTS Placentia/VCP - Broadcasts

MCTS Placentia/VCP - Broadcasts
Time UTCSiteFrequency or ChannelContents
00:07 St. John's 2598J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 238.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions East Newfoundland Coast south of Strait of Belle Isle and approaches.
00:48 St. Lawrence 2598J3E

Radiotelephony

  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 238.
  • Weather and Wave height forecasts for marine area 213.
02:20 Robin Hood Bay 518F1B

NAVTEX: (O)

  • Weather.
06:20 Robin Hood Bay 518F1B

NAVTEX: (O)

  • Weather (Notices to Shipping only in winter).
07:37 St. Lawrence 2598J3E

Radiotelephony

  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 238.
  • Weather forecasts for marine area 213.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions South Coast east of Penguin Island, East Coast to Cape Freels.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
08:37 St. John's 2598J3E

Radiotelephony

  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 238.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions East Newfoundland Coast south of Strait of Belle Isle and approaches.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
10:20 Robin Hood Bay 518F1B

NAVTEX: (O)

  • Weather (Notices to Shipping only in summer).
11:37 St. Lawrence 2598J3E

Radiotelephony

  • Notices to Shipping Ramea Island to Cape Ballard.
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
13:07 St. John's 2598J3E

Radiotelephony

  • Notice to Shipping: Nearshore (Cape Pine to Twillingate), Offshore (North Atlantic to Cape Bauld).
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
14:20 Robin Hood Bay 518F1B

NAVTEX: (O)

  • Weather.
16:07 St. Lawrence 2598J3E

Radiotelephony

  • Technical marine synopsis forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 238.
  • Weather and Wave height forecasts for marine area 213.
16:37 St. John's 2598J3E

Radiotelephony

  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 238.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions East Newfoundland Coast south of Strait of Belle Isle and approaches.
18:07 St. Lawrence 2598J3E

Radiotelephony

  • Notices to Shipping Ramea Island to Cape Ballard.
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
18:20 Robin Hood Bay 518F1B

NAVTEX: (O)

  • Weather and wave height forecasts (summer) Ice (winter).
20:07 St. John's 2598J3E

Radiotelephony

  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 238.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions East Newfoundland Coast south of Strait of Belle Isle and approaches.
21:37 St. Lawrence 2598J3E

Radiotelephony

  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 238.
  • Weather forecasts for marine area 213.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions South Coast east of Penguin Island, East Coast to Cape Freels.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
22:07 St. John's 2598J3E

Radiotelephony

  • Notices to Shipping: Nearshore (Cape Pine to Twillingate), Offshore (North Atlantic to Cape Bauld).
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
22:20 Robin Hood Bay 518F1B

NAVTEX: (O)

  • Weather (winter) Notices to Shipping/Ice (summer).
Placentia North Continuous St. John's
Cape Bonavista
Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 238.
  • Actual weather observations (when available) for the following sites: Pool's Island, Bonavista, Grates Cove, St. John's, Cape Race, Argentia.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions East Newfoundland Coast south of Strait of Belle Isle and approaches.
  • Notices to Shipping Cape Pine to Twillingate.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
Victoria Ch83B
Lumsden Ch28B
Placentia
South Continuous
St. Lawrence
Bay L'Argent
Ch21B

Radiotelephony

  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 238.
  • Weather and wave height forecasts for marine area 213.
  • Actual weather observations (when available) for the following sites: Cape Race, Argentia, St. Pierre, Marticot, Sagona, St. Lawrence.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions South Coast east of Penguin Island, East Coast to Cape Freels.
  • Notices to Shipping Ramea Island to Cape Ballard.
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
  • Notices to Shipping Placentia Bay and Approaches, Ferryland Head to Cape St. Mary's on Ch23B only.
Freshwater Ch23B
Hermitage Ch28B
Cape Pine
Fortune Head
Ch83B

2.1.6 Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador

MMSI: 003160018 Call Sign: VOJ
Hours: H24
Radio Services in English and in French.

All communications with Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres are recorded.

For Radio Services call Port aux Basques Coast Guard Radio.

For Vessel Traffic Services call Port aux Basques Traffic - refer to Part 3.

Coordinates

Mailing Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge – MCTS Operations
Port aux Basques MCTS Centre
P.O. Box 99
Port aux Basques NL A0M 1C0

Telephone:

709-695-2167 MCTS Operations
709-695-2167 Commercial Public Correspondence Service
709-695-2133 Officer-in-Charge
709-695-2168 NOTSHIP Desk
1-800-563-9089 NOTSHIP Desk, Toll-Free

Facsimile: 709-695-7784

Email:

PAXTFC@INNAV.GC.CA
notshippax@dfo-mpo.gc.ca NOTSHIP Desk

Table 2-11 - MCTS Port aux Basques/VOJ - Ship/Shore Communications

MCTS Port aux Basques/VOJ – Ship/Shore Communications
Sites located atChannelFrequencies TransmitFrequencies ReceiveRemarks
Table Mountain
47°41′14″N
059°16′26″W
Ch11
Ch12
Ch16
Ch27
Ch70
    Ch27: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Stephenville
48°33′17″N
058°45′32″W
  2182J3E
2514J3E
2582J3E
2182
2118
2206
2118 and 2206: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Pine Tree
48°35′20″N
058°39′54″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    Ch24: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Bonne Bay
49°36′10″N
057°57′28″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    Ch24: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore. 
Mount Moriah
48°58′07″N
058°02′49″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    Ch24: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Ramea Island
47°30′45″N
057°24′31″W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore. 
Pointe Riche
50°41′59″N
057°24′19″W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.

Table 2-12 - MCTS Port aux Basques/VOJ - Broadcasts

MCTS Port aux Basques/VOJ – Broadcasts
Time UTCSiteFrequency or ChannelContents
02:07 Stephenville 2598J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
  • Technical marine synopsis forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas: 220, 221, 222 and 231.
  • Weather forecast and wave height forecasts for marine areas: 215, 217 and 219.
08:07 Stephenville 2598J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas: 220, 221, 222 and 231.
  • Weather forecast for marine areas: 215, 217 and 219.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions for marine areas Northeast Gulf, Gulf Port au Port, Southwest Coast, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.
12:07 Stephenville 2598J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
  • Notices to Shipping from Penguin Island to Cape Norman including Labrador Coast between West Point (Red Bay) and the Québec/Labrador border.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
15:07 Stephenville 2598J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas: 220, 221, 222 and 231.
  • Weather forecast and wave height forecasts for marine areas: 215, 217 and 219.
18:37 Stephenville 2598J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
  • Notices to Shipping from Penguin Island to Cape Norman including Labrador Coast between West Point (Red Bay) and the Québec/Labrador border.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions for marine areas Northeast Gulf, Gulf Port au Port, Southwest Coast, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.
21:07 Stephenville 2598J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas: 220, 221, 222 and 231.
  • Weather forecast for marine areas: 215, 217 and 219.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
Continuous Ramea Island
Pointe Riche
Ch21B Radiotelephony (English)
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas: 220, 221, 222 and 231.
  • Weather forecast and wave height forecasts for marine areas: 215, 217 and 219.
  • Notices to Shipping from Penguin Island to Cape Norman including Labrador between West Point (Red Bay) and the Québec/Labrador border.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions for marine areas Northeast Gulf, Gulf Port au Port, Southwest Coast, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
Table Mountain
Pine Tree
Mount Moriah
Ch28B
Bonne Bay Ch83B
Continuous Pointe Riche Ch23B Radiotelephony (French)
  • Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas: 220, 221, 222 and 231.
  • Weather forecast and wave height forecasts for marine areas: 215, 217 and 219.
  • Notices to Shipping from Penguin Island to Cape Norman including Labrador between West Point (Red Bay) and the Québec/Labrador border.
  • Ice Edge and Conditions for marine areas: Northeast Gulf, Gulf Port au Port, Southwest Coast, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
Bonne Bay Ch21B
Pine Tree
Mount Moriah
Ch83B

2.1.7 Prescott, Ontario

MMSI: 003160029 Call Sign: VBR
Hours: H24
Services in English and in French

All communications with Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres are recorded.

For Radio Service call Prescott Coast Guard Radio.

Coordinates

Mailing Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge – MCTS Operations
Prescott MCTS Centre
P.O. Box 1000
401 King Street West
Prescott ON K0E 1T0

Telephone:

613-925-4471 MCTS Operations
613-925-0618 Officer-in-Charge
613-925-0666 NOTSHIP Desk/NAVAREA XVII and XVIII

Facsimile: 613-925-4519

Email:

Safety.Prescott@innav.gc.ca Prescott MCTS
navarea17.18@innav.gc.ca Navarea XVII and XVIII
CA.XCA-NotshipDesk@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Notship Desk
iqanordreg@innav.gc.ca NORDREG (late December to mid-May)

Prescott MCTS Centre VHF Direction Finding Advisory Service:

A VHF/DF advisory service is available for vessels in difficulty in western Lake Ontario within range of the receiver sites located at Brougham, Cobourg and Trafalgar. Information concerning position, bearing and distance may be provided for use at the discretion of the user.

Table 2-13 - MCTS Prescott/VBR - Ship/Shore Communications

MCTS Prescott/VBR – Ship/Shore Communications
Sites located atChannelFrequencies TransmitFrequencies  ReceiveRemarks
Cornwall
45°01′06″N
074°43′47″W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch85
    Operational March 15 to December 31.
Cardinal
44°47′17″N
075°25′19″W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch27
Ch70
    Operational March 15 to December 31.
Gananoque
44°23′59″N
075°58′23″W
Ch16
Ch85
    Operational March 15 to December 31.
Kingston
44°15′46″N
076°40′39″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
     
Cobourg
44°03′59″N
078°12′41″W
Ch16
Ch27
Ch70
Ch85
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Trafalgar
43°29′41″N
079°43′48″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Fonthill
43°03′11″N
079°18′42″W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch27
Ch70
     
Orillia
44°34′40″N
079°17′40″W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
     

Table 2-14 – Prescott MCTS/VBR - Ship/Shore Communications Serving Lake Winnipeg

Prescott MCTS/VBR - Ship/Shore Communications Serving Lake Winnipeg
Sites located atChannelsFrequencies
Transmit
Frequencies
Receive
Remarks
Beaver Creek
51°23'21"N
096°54'25"W
Ch16
Ch26
    Operational May 15 to October 31.
Fraserwood
50°34'47"N
097°13'56"W
Ch16
Ch19
    Operational May 15 to October 31.
Jackhead
51°53'20"N
097°19'01"W
Ch16
Ch26
    Operational May 15 to October 31.
Long Point
52°55'33"N
098°58'10"W
Ch16
Ch26
    Operational May 15 to October 31.

Table 2-15 - Prescott MCTS/VBR - Broadcasts

MCTS Prescott/VBR – Broadcasts
Time UTCSiteFrequency or ChannelContents
01:10 Ferndale 518F1B NAVTEX: (H)
  • Notices to Shipping.
  • Ice (during ice season).
05:10 Ferndale 518F1B NAVTEX: (H)
  • Weather.
09:10 Ferndale 518F1B NAVTEX: (H)
  • Weather.
13:10 Ferndale 518F1B NAVTEX: (H)
  • Notices to Shipping.
  • Ice (during ice season).
17:10 Ferndale 518F1B NAVTEX: (H)
  • Weather.
21:10 Ferndale 518F1B NAVTEX: (H)
  • Weather.
Continuous
CMB East
Cardinal Ch21B Radiotelephony (English)
  • Localized Weather Warnings/Watches, Marine Weather Statements, Technical Marine Synopsis, Regular Marine Forecasts, MAFOR code, wave height forecasts and Extended Marine Forecasts for St. Lawrence River from Kingston to Montréal and Lake Ontario (Areas 309, 401 and 402).
  • Notices to Shipping in St. Lawrence River west of Melocheville, Lake Ontario east of 77 40 W, Trent River and portions of the Rideau Canal receiving coverage from the Kingston facilities.
  • Water level readings from Montréal Harbour, and Lake Ontario.
  • Ice forecast for Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
Cornwall
Kingston
Ch83B
Continuous CMB West Cobourg Ch21B Radiotelephony (English)
  • Localized weather warnings/watches, marine weather statements, technical marine synopsis, regular marine forecasts, wave height forecast and extended marine forecasts for Lake Ontario and Lake Erie (Areas 402 and 403).
  • Notices to Shipping in Lake Ontario west of 077 00W and Lake Erie east of 080 20W and portions of the Trent-Severn waterway system receiving coverage from the Cobourg facilities.
  • Water level readings for Toronto Harbour, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
  • Ice forecast for Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
Fonthill Ch83B
Continuous Cardinal Ch28B

Radiotelephony (French)

  • Localized weather warnings/watches, marine weather statements, technical marine synopsis, regular marine forecasts and extended marine forecasts for St. Lawrence River from Kingston to Montréal (Areas: 309 and 401).
  • Notices to Shipping in the St. Lawrence River west of Melocheville.
  • Water level readings for Montréal Harbour.
  • Operational March 15 to December 31.
Cornwall
Kingston
Ch23B
Continuous Orillia Ch21B

Radiotelephony (English)

  • Localized weather warnings/watches, marine weather statements, technical marine synopsis, regular marine forecasts, wave height forecast and extended marine forecasts for Georgian Bay (Area 406).
  • Recreational Boating Forecast for Lake Simcoe (Area 481).
  • Water level readings for Lake Huron.
  • Notices to Shipping for the Trent Severn waterway, and southern Georgian Bay contiguous from the Severn River to 080 00W.

Note

MAFOR Code available upon request.

 

Table 2-16 – Prescott MCTS/VBR - Lake Winnipeg Broadcasts

Prescott MCTS/VBR - Lake Winnipeg Broadcasts
Time UTCSiteFrequency or ChannelContents
01:40
08:40
12:40
16:40
21:40
Jackhead
Long Point
Beaver Creek
Ch26

Radiotelephony

  • Localized weather warnings/watches, marine weather statements, technical marine synopsis, regular marine forecasts, wave height forecast and extended marine forecasts for Lake Winnipeg.
  • Notices to Shipping.
Fraserwood Ch19

Note

MAFOR Code available upon request.

 

2.1.8 Prince Rupert, British Columbia

MMSI: 003160013 Call Sign: VAJ
Hours: H24
Services in English only

All communications with Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres are recorded.

For Radio Services, call Prince Rupert Coast Guard Radio.

For Vessel Traffic Services, call Prince Rupert Traffic – refer to Part 3.

Coordinates

Mailing Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge – MCTS Operations
Prince Rupert MCTS Centre
Bag 4444
Prince Rupert BC V8J 4K2

Telephone:

250-627-3070 MCTS Operations/Supervisor
250-627-3077 Officer-in-Charge
250-624-9009 Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB North)
250-726-3415 Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB South)
250-627-3081 Marine Emergency/Safety - North
250-627-3082 Marine Emergency/Safety - South

Facsimile: 250-624-9075 MCTS Operations

Email: supervisor.rupert@innav.gc.ca

Website: http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/Marine-Communications/Home

VHF Direction Finding Advisory Service:

A VHF/DF advisory service is available to vessels within range of the receiver sites located at Mount Hays, Dundas Island, Cumshewa, Van Inlet, Naden Harbour, Mount Gil, Klemtu and Calvert Island. Information concerning position, bearing and distance information may be provided for use at the discretion of the user.

Table 2-17 - Prince Rupert MCTS /VAJ - Ship/Shore Communications

Prince Rupert MCTS /VAJ - Ship/Shore Communications
Sites located atChannelsFrequencies
Transmit
Frequencies
Receive
Remarks
Digby Island
54°17'51°N
130°25'06°W
  2182J3E
2054J3E
4125J3E
2182
2054
4125
 
Hunter Point
53°15'31°N
132°42'53°W
  2182J3E
2054J3E
2182
2054
 
Barry Inlet
52°34'30°N
131°45'13°W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch26
Ch83A
     
Cumshewa
53°09'33°N
131°59'47°W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch70
Ch83A
Ch84
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Dundas Island
54°31'16°N
130°54'55°W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch71
Ch83A
Ch84
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Kitimat
54°03'20°N
128°37'51°W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch83A
     
Klemtu
52°34'45°N
128°33'45°W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch70
Ch83A
Ch84
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Rose Inlet
52°13'18°N
131°12'54°W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
Ch83A
     
Mount Dent
55°12'58°N
129°59'18°W
Ch16
Ch84
    CMB site is solar powered and is available during winter months upon request.
Mount Gil
53°15'46°N
129°11'42°W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
Ch83A
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Mount Hays
54°17'12°N
130°18'49°W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch70
Ch71
Ch83A
Ch84
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Naden Harbour
53°57'18°N
132°56'30°W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch70
Ch71
Ch83A
Ch84
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Van Inlet
53°15'08°N
132°32'31°W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch26
Ch83A
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Calvert Island
51°35'21°N
128°00'43°W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch70
Ch83A
Ch84
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Amphitrite Point
48°55'31°N
125°32'25°W
  2182J3E
2054J3E
4125J3E
   
Eliza Dome
49°52'24°N
127°07'13°W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch74
Ch83A
Ch84
     
Mount Ozzard
48°57'34°N
125°29'30°W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch74
Ch83A
Ch84
     
Port Alberni
49°13'07°N
124°48'43°W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch74
Ch83A
     
Estevan Point
49°22'59°N
126°32'00°W
Ch16
Ch83A
     
    2182
2054
4125
Nootka
49°35'36°N
126°36'52°W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch74
Ch83A
     
Esperanza
49°50'32°N
126°48'22°W
Ch16
Ch83A
     
Holberg
50°38'24°N
128°07'34°W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
Ch74
Ch83A
     

Table 2-18 - Prince Rupert MCTS /VAJ - Broadcasts

Prince Rupert MCTS /VAJ - Broadcasts
Time PSTSiteFrequencyor ChannelContents
00:30 Digby Island 518F1B NAVTEX: (D)
  • Marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: North Nomad, Middle Nomad, West Dixon Entrance, West Moresby, South Moresby.
01:10 Amphitrite Point 518F1B NAVTEX: (H)
  • Offshore Notices to Shipping.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: South Nomad, South Brooks, La Perouse Bank, East Dellwood.
04:30 Digby Island 518F1B NAVTEX: (D)
  • Marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: North Nomad, Middle Nomad, West Dixon Entrance, West Moresby, South Moresby.
04:50 Amphitrite Point 2054J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Wave height forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: South Nomad, South Brooks, La Perouse Bank, East Dellwood.
  • Offshore Notices to Shipping.
05:10 Amphitrite Point 518F1B NAVTEX: (H)
  • Marine forecast 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: South Nomad, South Brooks, La Perouse Bank, East Dellwood.
05:15 Digby Island
Hunter Point
2054J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Wave height forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: North Nomad, Middle Nomad,West Dixon Entrance, West Moresby, South Moresby.
  • Offshore Notices to Shipping.
08:30 Digby Island 518F1B NAVTEX: (D)
  • Offshore Notices to Shipping.
09:10 Amphitrite Point 518F1B NAVTEX: (H)
  • Marine forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: South Nomad, South Brooks, La Perouse Bank, East Dellwood.
10:50 Amphitrite Point 2054J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Wave height forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: South Nomad, South Brooks, La Perouse Bank, East Dellwood.
  • Offshore Notices to Shipping.
11:15 Digby Island
Hunter Point
2054J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Wave height forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: North Nomad, Middle Nomad, West Dixon Entrance, West Moresby, South Moresby.
  • Offshore Notices to Shipping.
12:30 Digby Island 518F1B NAVTEX: (D)
  • Marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: North Nomad, Middle Nomad,West Dixon Entrance, West Moresby, South Moresby.
13:10 Amphitrite Point 518F1B NAVTEX: (H)
  • Notices to Shipping.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: South Nomad, South Brooks, La Perouse Bank, East Dellwood.
16:30 Digby Island 518F1B NAVTEX: (D)
  • Marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: North Nomad, Middle Nomad, West Dixon Entrance, West Moresby, South Moresby.
16:50 Amphitrite Point 2054J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Wave height forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: South Nomad, South Brooks, La Perouse Bank, East Dellwood.
  • Offshore Notices to Shipping.
17:10 Amphitrite Point 518F1B NAVTEX: (H)
  • Marine forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: South Nomad, South Brooks, La Perouse Bank, East Dellwood.
  • Offshore Noticesto Shipping.
17:15 Digby Island
Hunter Point
2054J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Wave height forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: North Nomad, Middle Nomad, West Dixon Entrance, West Moresby, South Moresby.
  • Offshore Notices to Shipping.
20:30 Digby Island 518F1B NAVTEX: (D)
  • Offshore Notices to Shipping.
21:10 Amphitrite Point 518F1B NAVTEX: (H)
  • Marine forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: South Nomad, South Brooks, La Perouse Bank, East Dellwood.
22:50 Amphitrite Point 2054J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Wave height forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: South Nomad, South Brooks, La Perouse Bank, East Dellwood.
  • Offshore Notices to Shipping.
23:15 Digby Island
Hunter Point
2054J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Wave height forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4.
  • Ocean Buoy Reports: North Nomad, Middle Nomad, West Dixon Entrance, West Moresby, South Moresby.
  • Offshore Notices to Shipping.
Continuous Mount Hays
Mount Dent
Rose Inlet
Kitimat
Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4, 5, 13,14, 15, 16, 17.
  • Wave height forecast areas 2, 3, 4, 5, 14, 15, 16.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.

Automated Weather Reports: Grey Islet, Lucy Island, Holland Rock, Bonilla Island, Rose Spit, Kindakun Rock, Prince Rupert, Langara Island, Sandspit, Cumshewa Island, Cape St. James, Cathedral Point, Sartine Island, Herbert Island.

Ocean Buoy Reports: North Nomad, Middle Nomad, West Dixon Entrance, Central Dixon Entrance, North Hecate Strait, South Hecate Strait, West Moresby, South Moresby, Nanakwa Shoal, West Sea Otter, East Dellwood.

Lighthouse Weather Reports: Green Island, Triple Island, Bonilla Island, Langara Island, Boat Bluff, McInnes Island, Ivory Island, Dryat Point, Addenbroke Island, Egg Island, Cape Scott, Pine Island.

  • Safety Notices to Shipping.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters – Weekly Shellfish Updates (every Tuesday at 11:15 PST).
Klemtu
Van Inlet
WX1
Barry Inlet
Dundas Island
Mount Gil
Calvert Island
WX2
Cumshewa
Naden Harbour
WX3
Continuous Mount Ozzard
Esperanza
Holberg
Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14.
  • Wave height forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7, 14.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14.

Automated Weather Reports: Cape St. James, Herbert Island, Sartine Island, Solander Island, Sheringham Point, Race Rocks, Discovery Island.

Ocean Buoy Reports: West Sea Otter, East Dellwood, South Brooks, La Perouse, South Moresby.

Local and Lighthouse Weather Reports: Trial Island, Carmanah Point, Pachena Point, Cape Beale, Lennard Island, Estevan Point, Nootka, Quatsino, Cape Scott, Pine Island, Egg Island, McInnes Island.

  • Safety Notices to Shipping.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters – Weekly Shellfish Updates (every Tuesday at 13:15 PST).
Eliza Dome WX1
Port Alberni
Nootka
WX2
Estevan Point WX3

2.1.9 Québec, Québec

MMSI: 003160027 Call Sign: VCC
Hours: H24
Services in English and in French.

All communications with Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres are recorded.

For Radio Services call Québec Coast Guard Radio.

For Vessel Traffic Services call Québec Traffic - refer to Part 3.

Coordinates

Mailing Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge – MCTS Operations
Québec MCTS Centre
101 Champlain Boulevard
Québec QC G1K 7Y7

Telephone:

418-648-4427 MCTS Operations
418-648-7459 Officer-in-Charge

Facsimile: 418-648-7244

Email: QUERAA1@INNAV.GC.CA

Québec MCTS Centre VHF Direction Finding Advisory Service:

A VHF/DF advisory service is available to vessels in difficulty within range of the receiver sites located at Montmagny and Rivière-du-Loup. Information concerning position, bearing and distance may be provided for use at the discretion of the user.

Table 2-19 - Québec MCTS/VCC - Ship/Shore Communications

MCTS Québec/VCC – Ship/Shore Communications
Sites located atChannelFrequencies 
Transmit
Frequencies 
Receive
Remarks
Lauzon
46°48′45″N
071°09′33″W
Ch12
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
     
Trois-Rivières
46°23′50″N
072°27′17″W
Ch13
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
     
Mont Bélair
46°49′22″N
071°29′45″W
Ch13
Ch16
Ch85
Ch70
     
Montmagny
46°55′42″N
070°30′45″W
Ch12
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Rivière-du-Loup
47°45′35″N
069°36′19″W
Ch12
Ch16
Ch70
Ch85
     
Sorel
46°02′45″N
073°06′52″W

Ch13
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70

     
Île-Charron
45°35'03"N
073°29'40"W
Ch10
Ch16
     
Mont Saint-Bruno
45°33'25"N
073°19'33"W
Ch10
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
Ch85
     
Mont Rigaud
45°27'00"N
074°17'48"W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch84
    Operational from mid-March until the end of December.
L'Acadie
45°19'17"N
073°18'34"W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
    Operational from May 1 to October 31.

Table 2-20 - Québec MCTS/VCC - Broadcasts

Québec MCTS/VCC - Broadcasts
Time UTCSiteFrequency or ChannelContents
Continuous Lauzon
Rivière-du-Loup
Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for areas 303*, 305, 306, 307, 308 and 309.
  • Notices to Shipping for the region: from a line Les Escoumins -Trois-Pistoles to Cornwall (Ontario), including the Ottawa River, Lac des Deux-Montagnes between buoy H331 (Papineauville) and Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Lake St-François, Lake St-Louis, Rivière des Milles-Îles, Rivière des Prairies and Rivière Richelieu up to U.S. boundaries including Missisquoi Bay.
  • Water level for Montréal, Sorel, Trois-Rivières, Pointe Claire*, Ste Anne de Bellevue*.
  • Ice information.
  • Seaway message.
Montmagny
Trois-Rivières
Ch83B
Continuous Mont St-Bruno Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for areas 303*, 305, 306, 307, 308 and 309.
  • Notices to Shipping for the region: from a line Les Escoumins -Trois-Pistoles to Cornwall (Ontario), including the Ottawa River, Lac des Deux-Montagnes between buoy H331 (Papineauville) and Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Lake St-François, Lake St-Louis, Rivière des Milles-Îles, Rivière des Prairies and Rivière Richelieu up to U.S. boundaries including Missisquoi Bay.
  • Water level for Montréal, Sorel, Trois-Rivières, Pointe Claire*, Ste Anne de Bellevue*.
  • Ice information.
  • Seaway message.
Mont Rigaud Ch25B
Continuous Sorel Ch25B Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for areas 303*, 305, 306, 307, 308 and 309.
  • Notices to Shipping for the region: from a line Les Escoumins -Trois-Pistoles to Cornwall (Ontario), including the Ottawa River, Lac des Deux-Montagnes between buoy H331 (Papineauville) and Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Lake St-François, Lake St-Louis, Rivière des Milles-Îles, Rivière des Prairies and Rivière Richelieu up to U.S. boundaries including Missisquoi Bay.
  • Water level for Montréal, Sorel, Trois-Rivières, Pointe Claire*, Ste Anne de Bellevue*.
  • Ice information.
  • Seaway message.
Continuous L’Acadie Ch83B Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for areas 303*, 305, 306, 307, 308 and 309.
  • Notices to Shipping for the region: from a line Les Escoumins -Trois-Pistoles to Cornwall (Ontario), including the Ottawa River, Lac des Deux-Montagnes between buoy H331 (Papineauville) and Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Lake St-François, Lake St-Louis, Rivière des Milles-Îles, Rivière des Prairies and Rivière Richelieu up to U.S. boundaries including Missisquoi Bay.
  • Water level for Montréal, Sorel, Trois-Rivières, Pointe Claire*, Ste Anne de Bellevue*.
  • Ice information.
  • Seaway message.

Note

MAFOR available upon request.

*From May 1st to October 31st.

 

2.1.10 Sarnia, Ontario

MMSI: 003160030 Call Sign: VBE
Hours: H24
Services in English only.

All communications with Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres are recorded.

For Radio Services call Sarnia Coast Guard Radio.

For Vessel Traffic Services call Sarnia Traffic – refer to Part 3.

Coordinates

Mailing Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge - MCTS Operations
Sarnia MCTS Centre
P.O. Box 2778
Sarnia ON N7T 7W1

Telephone:

519-336-4003 MCTS Operations
519-337-6572 Officer-in-Charge

Facsimile: 519-336-0229

Email: Safety.Sarnia@innav.gc.ca

Sarnia MCTS Centre VHF Direction Finding Advisory Service:

A VHF/DF advisory service is available for vessels in difficulty in Georgian Bay within range of receiver sites located at Tobermory, Cape Croker, Banks and Pointe au Baril. Position and/or bearing and distance information may be provided for use at the discretion of the recipient.

Table 2-21 - Sarnia MCTS/VBE - Ship/Shore Communications

Sarnia MCTS/VBE - Ship/Shore Communications
Sites located atChannelsFrequencies
Transmit
Frequencies
Receive
Remarks
Sarnia
43°01'41"N
082°11'09"W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
Ch85
     
Kincardine
44°07'01"N
081°41'24"W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch27
Ch70
Ch85
     
Leamington
42°04'10"N
082°39'58"W
Ch12
Ch16
Ch27
Ch70
Ch85
     
Port Burwell
42°34'58"N
080°36'13"W
Ch12
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
Ch85
     
Grande Pointe
42°23'26"N
082°24'17"W
Ch11
Ch12
Ch16
Ch70
Ch85
     
Rondeau
42°25'22"N
081°50'40"W
Ch12
Ch16
Ch70
Ch85
     
Thunder Bay
48°26'02"N
089°18'06"W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch85
     
Horn
48°49'06"N
087°21'12"W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
     
Bald Head
47°39'37"N
084°47'39"W
Ch16
Ch27
Ch70
     
Sault Ste. Marie (Gros Cap)
46°32'16"N
084°34'54"W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
     
Silver Water
(Manitoulin Island)
45°54'03"N
082°54'50"W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch27
Ch70
     
Wiarton
44°44'50"N
081°06'44"W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
     
Meaford
44°30'56"N
080°34'00"W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch85
     
Tobermory
45°09'36"N
081°29'45"W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Killarney
45°58'05"N
081°29'22"W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch70
     
Pointe au Baril
45°33'53"N
080°19'02"W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.

Table 2-22 - Sarnia MCTS/VBE - Broadcasts

Sarnia MCTS/VBE - Broadcasts
Time UTCSiteFrequency or ChannelContents
02:30 Pass Lake 518F1B NAVTEX: (P)
  • Weather.
06:30 Pass Lake 518F1B NAVTEX: (P)
  • Notices to Shipping.
  • Ice (during ice season).
10:30 Pass Lake 518F1B NAVTEX: (P)
  • Weather.
14:30 Pass Lake 518F1B NAVTEX: (P)
  • Weather.
18:30 Pass Lake 518F1B NAVTEX: (P)
  • Notices to Shipping.
  • Ice (during ice season).
22:30 Pass Lake 518F1B NAVTEX: (P)
  • Weather
Continuous
(CMB West)
Horn
Sault Ste. Marie
Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Weather warning/watches, marine weather statements, technical, Marine synopsis, regular marine forecasts, extended marine forecast and wave height forecast and for Lakes Superior, Huron, St Clair and Erie and Georgian Bay.
  • Notices for Shipping for Lake Superior and the St. Mary’s River.
  • Water levels for Lakes Superior and Huron.
  • Ice forecast for Lakes Superior and Huron.
Thunder Bay
Bald Head
Ch83B
Continuous
(CMB East)
Tobermory
Killarney
Pointe au Baril
Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Weather warnings/watches, marine weather statements, technical marine synopsis, regular marine forecasts, extended marine forecast and wave height forecast and for Lakes Superior, Huron, St Clair and Erie, and Georgian Bay.
  • Recreational boating forecast for the North Channel.
  • Notices to Shipping for Lake Huron north of latitude 44 00N, Georgian Bay (including Port Severn Lock), the North Channel and the St. Mary’s River.
  • Water levels for Lakes Superior and Huron.
  • Ice forecast for Lakes Superior and Huron.
Silver Water
Meaford
Ch83B
Continuous
(CMB North)
Sarnia Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Weather warnings/watches, marine weather statements, technical marine synopsis, regular marine forecasts, extended marine forecast and wave height forecast and for Lakes Superior, Huron, St Clair and Erie, and Georgian Bay.
  • Notices to Shipping for Lake Huron South of45 10N, St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair and Detroit River.
  • Water levels for Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie.
  • Ice forecast for Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie.
Kincardine Ch83B
Continuous
(CMB South)
Port Burwell Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Weather warnings/watches, marine weather statements, technical marine synopsis, regular marine forecasts, extended marine forecast and wave height forecast and for Lakes Superior, Huron, St Clair and Erie, and Georgian Bay.
  • Notices to Shipping in St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, Detroit River and Lake Erie West of 79 40W.
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
  • Water levels for Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie.
  • Ice forecast for Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie.
Leamington Ch83B

Note

MAFOR Code available upon request.

 

2.1.11 Sydney, Nova Scotia

MMSI: 003160017 Call Sign: VCO
Hours: H24
Radio services in English and in French.

All communications with Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres are recorded.

For Radio Services call Sydney Coast Guard Radio.

For Vessel Traffic Services call Canso Traffic – refer to Part 3.

For Vessel Traffic Services call Northumberland Traffic – refer to Part 3.

Coordinates

Mailing Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge – MCTS Operations
Sydney MCTS Centre
1190 Westmount Road
Sydney NS B1R 2J6

Telephone:

902-564-7751 MCTS Operations
1-800-686-8676 MCTS Operations Toll Free
902-564-2446 Commercial Public Correspondence Service
902-564-7752 Officer-in-Charge

Facsimile: 902-564-7662

Email: Safety.Sydney@innav.gc.ca

Sydney MCTS Centre VHF/DF Advisory Service:

A VHF/DF Advisory Service is available to vessels in difficulty within range of the receiver sites located at Port Caledonia, Cape North, Montague, North Cape and Cape Egmont. Information concerning position, bearing and distance may be provided for use at the discretion of the user.

Table 2-23 - Sydney MCTS/VCO - Ship/Shore Communications

Sydney MCTS/VCO - Ship/Shore Communications
Sites located atChannelFrequencies TransmitFrequencies 
Receive
Remarks
Port Caledonia
46°11′14″N
059°53′59″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
   

VHF Direction Finding service is available.

Ch24 and Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.

  2182J3E
2530J3E
2582J3E
   
Cape North
47°00′38″N
060°25′41″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
   

VHF Direction Finding service is available.

Ch24 and Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.

Kilkenny Lake
46°13′29″N
060°10′06″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
  2182
2815
2206
Ch24, Ch26, 2815 and 2206: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
St. Columba
45°59′17″N
060°51′36″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch24 and Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Cheticamp (NAD 27)
46°34′39″N
060°59′10″W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
Montague, P.E.I.
46°11′40″N
062°39′35″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
   

VHF Direction Finding service is available.

Ch24 and Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.

Cape Egmont, P.E.I.
46°24′08″N
064°08′02″W
Ch12
Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
   

VHF Direction Finding service is available.

Ch24 and Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore. 

Pointe Escuminac, N.B.
47°04′25″N
064°47′53″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
    Ch24 and Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore.
North Cape, P.E.I.
47°03′27″N
063°59′55″W
Ch16
Ch24
Ch26
Ch70
   

VHF Direction Finding service is available.

Ch24 and Ch26: Facilities are available for connecting ships directly to the commercial telephone system on shore. 

Eddy Point
45°30′52″N
061°15′15″W
Ch06
Ch11
Ch14
     

Table 2-24 - Sydney MCTS/VCO - Broadcasts

Sydney MCTS/VCO - Broadcasts
Time UTCSiteFrequency or ChannelContents
00:40 Port Caledonia 2749J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 231 and 232.
  • Wave height forecast for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215 and 217.
  • Notices to Shipping in areas Cape Breton Shore (covering Cabot Strait to Banquereau Bank), Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland South Coast, P.E.I. and Miramichi Bay.
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
01:30 Port Caledonia 490F1B NAVTEX: (J) French
  • Weather (Ice only in winter).
02:40 Port Caledonia 518F1B NAVTEX: (Q) English
  • Notices to Shipping.
05:30 Port Caledonia 490F1B NAVTEX: (J) French
  • Wheather.
06:40 Port Caledonia 518F1B NAVTEX: (Q) English
  • Marine forecast.
07:40 Port Caledonia 2749J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 231 and 232.
  • Wave height forecast for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215 and 217.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
09:30 Port Caledonia 490F1B NAVTEX: (J) French
  • Weather.
10:40 Port Caledonia 518F1B NAVTEX: (Q) English
  • Weather.
11:21 Sambro 6915.10J3C Radiofacsimile: Ice Charts
  • Ice Analysis Gulf of St. Lawrence.
11:42 Sambro 6915.10J3C Radiofacsimile: Ice Charts
  • Ice Analysis East or Southeast Newfoundland waters.
13:30 Port Caledonia 490F1B NAVTEX: (J) French
  • Notices to Shipping.
14:40 Port Caledonia 2749J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 231 and 232.
  • Wave height forecast for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215 and 217.
  • Notices to Shipping in areas Cape Breton Shore (covering Cabot Strait to Banquereau Bank), Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland South Coast, P.E.I. and Miramichi Bay.
  • Notice to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
14:40 Port Caledonia 518F1B NAVTEX: (Q) English
  • Notices to Shipping.
17:30 Port Caledonia 490F1B NAVTEX: (J) French
  • Weather.
17:41 Sambro 6915.10J3C Radiofacsimile: Ice Charts
  • Ice Analysis Iceberg limit.
18:40 Port Caledonia 518F1B NAVTEX: (Q) English
  • Weather.
20:10 Port Caledonia 2749J3E Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 231 and 232.
  • Wave height forecast for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215 and 217.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
21:30 Port Caledonia 490F1B NAVTEX: (J) French
  • Notices to Shipping.
22:00 Sambro 4416J3C Radiofacsimile: Ice Charts
  • Ice Analysis Gulf of St. Lawrence.
22:40 Port Caledonia 518F1B NAVTEX: (Q) English
  • Weather (Ice only in winter).
23:31 Sambro 4416J3C Radiofacsimile: Ice Charts
  • Ice Analysis East or Southeast Newfoundland waters.
Continuous Port Caledonia
Point Escuminac
Montague
Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 231 and 232.
  • Wave height forecast for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215 and 217.
  • Notices to Shipping in areas Cape Breton Shore (covering Cabot Strait to Banquereau Bank), Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland South Coast, P.E.I. and Miramichi Bay.
  • Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).
  • Ice forecasts for P.E.I. fish harvesters.
Cape North
Cape Egmont
Ch83B

2.1.12 Victoria, British Columbia

MMSI: 003160011 Call Sign: VAK
Hours: H24
Services in English only

All communications with Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres are recorded.

For Radio Services, call Victoria Coast Guard Radio.

For Vessel Traffic Services, call Victoria Traffic – refer to Part 3.

Coordinates

Mailing Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge – MCTS Operations
Victoria MCTS Centre
Institute of Ocean Sciences
9860 West Saanich Road
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney BC V8L 4B2

Telephone:

250-363-6611 MCTS Operations
1-800-661-9202 Toll Free MCTS Operations (within B.C. only)
250-363-6818 Officer-in-Charge
250-363-6836 Administration
250-363-6333 Shift Supervisor
250-363-6880 Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) – Mount Helmcken
250-363-6492 Continuous Broadcast (CMB) – Bowen Island/Mount Parke
604-666-3655 Continuous Broadcast (CMB) – Bowen Island/Mount Parke
250-339-0748 Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) - Mid-Island Area
250-974-5305 Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) – North Island Area

Facsimile: 250-363-6556

Email: mctsvictoria@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Website: http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/Marine-Communications/Home

VHF Direction Finding Advisory Service:

A VHF/DF advisory service is available to vessels within range of the Bowen Island, Mount Parke, Mount Newton, Mount Helmcken receiver sites. Information concerning position, bearing and distance information may be provided for use at the discretion of the user.

Table 2-25 – Victoria MCTS/VAK- Ship/Shore Communications

Victoria MCTS/VAK- Ship/Shore Communications
Sites located atChannelsFrequencies
Transmit
Frequencies
Receive
Remarks
Annacis Island
49°11'35"N
122°55'09"W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch70
Ch74
Ch83A
     
Bowen Island
49°20'41"N
123°23'13"W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch70
Ch83A
Ch84
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Gabriola Island
49°09'11"N
123°50'35"W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch83A
    Ch83A is not monitored 24/7.
Mount Parke
48°50'23"N
123°17'41"W
Ch11
Ch16

Ch26
Ch70
Ch74

Ch83A
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Mount Newton
48°36'48"N
123°26'35"W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch70
Ch83A
Ch84
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Mount Helmcken
48°24'07"N
123°34'17"W
Ch11
Ch16
Ch70
Ch83A
Ch84
    VHF Direction Finding service is available.
Watts Point
(Howe Sound)
49°38'54"N
123°12'36"W
Ch12
Ch16
Ch70
Ch83A
     
West Vancouver
49°17'05"N
123°06'44"W
Ch12
Ch16
Ch83A
     
Cape Lazo
49°42’24”N
124°51’41”W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch71
Ch83A
     
Discovery Mountain
50°19’25”N
125°22’16”W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch71
Ch83A
Ch84
     
Alert Bay
50°35’12”N
126°55’28”W
Ch16
Ch26
Ch71
Ch83A
     
Port Hardy
50°41’35”N
127°41’53”W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch71
Ch83A
Ch84
     
Texada Island
49°41’47”N
124°26’07”W
Ch16
Ch70
Ch71
Ch83A
Ch84
     

Table 2-26 - Victoria MCTS/VAK – Broadcasts

Victoria MCTS/VAK – Broadcasts
Time PSTSiteFrequency or ChannelContents
07:10 Mount Parke Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • All Notices to Shipping.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters - Weekly shellfish update (every Tuesday).
Watts Point WX1
Bowen Island
Mount Helmcken
WX3
07:20 Texada Island
Alert Bay
WX1 Radiotelephony
  • All Notices to Shipping.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters - Weekly shellfish update (every Tuesday).
Port Hardy WX3
Discovery Mountain
Cape Lazo
Ch21B
13:10 Mount Parke Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • All Notices to Shipping.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters.
Watts Point WX1
Bowen Island
Mount Helmcken
WX3
13:20 Texada Island
Alert Bay
WX1 Radiotelephony
  • All Notices to Shipping.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters.
Port Hardy WX3
Discovery Mountain
Cape Lazo
Ch21B
20:20 Texada Island
Alert Bay
WX1 Radiotelephony
  • All Notices to Shipping.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters.
Port Hardy WX3
Discovery Mountain
Cape Lazo
Ch21B
21:10 Mount Parke Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • All Notices to Shipping.
  • Notices to Fish Harvesters.
Watts Point WX1
Bowen Island
Mount Helmcken
WX3
Continuous

Interrupted during live broadcasts
Mount Parke Ch21B Radiotelephony
  • Safety Notices to Shipping only.
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 8, 9, 10, 11.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Automated Weather Reports: Sheringham Point, Race Rocks,Victoria/Gonzales Point, Discovery Island, Kelp Reef, Saturna Island, Sandheads, Point Atkinson, Pam Rocks, Entrance Island, Ballenas Island, Sisters Islet.

Ocean Buoy Report: Halibut Bank.

Lighthouse Weather Reports: Chrome Island, Merry Island, Entrance Island, Trial Island.
Local Weather Reports: Tsawwassen.

  • Fraser River Salmon Fishery Information.
Watts Point WX1
Bowen Island WX3
Continuous

Interrupted during live broadcasts
Mount Helmcken WX3 Radiotelephony
  • Safety Notices to Shipping only.
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
  • Wave height forecast area 7.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Automated Weather Reports: Sheringham Point, Race Rocks, Victoria/Gonzales Point, Discovery Island, Kelp Reef, Saturna Island, Sandheads.
Ocean Buoy Report: La Perouse Bank. Local Lighthouse Weather Reports: Estevan Point, Lennard Island, Amphitrite Point, Cape Beale, Pachena Point, Carmanah Point, Trial Island.
Automated Weather Reports for Juan de Fuca Strait: Cape Flattery, “JA” Buoy, Hein Bank, Smith Island, Ogden Point.

Continuous
North Island

Interrupted during live broadcasts
Alert Bay WX1 Radiotelephony
  • Safety Notices to Shipping only.
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14.
  • Wave height forecast areas 5, 6, 14.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14.

Automated Weather Reports: Fanny Island, Herbert Island, Cape St. James, Sartine Island, Solander Island.

Ocean Buoy Reports: South Hecate Strait, South Moresby, East Dellwood, West Sea Otter, South Brooks.

Lighthouse Weather Reports: McInnes Island, Addenbroke Island, Egg Island, Pine Island, Scarlett Point, Pulteney Point, Chatham Point, Cape Scott, Quatsino.

Port Hardy WX3
Continuous Mid-Island

Interrupted during live broadcasts
Texada Island WX1 Radiotelephony
  • Safety Notices to Shipping only.
  • Technical marine synopsis and marine forecast areas 11, 12, 13.
  • Extended marine forecast areas 11, 12, 13.

Automated Weather Reports: Fanny Island, Grief Point, Sisters Islet, Ballenas Island, Entrance Island.

Ocean Buoy Reports: Sentry Shoal, Halibut Bank.

Local and Lighthouse Weather Reports: Chatham Point, Cape Mudge, Cape Lazo, Chrome Island, Merry Island, Entrance Island.

Discovery Mountain
Cape Lazo
Ch21B
 

2.2 Canal and Lock Operations

Table 2-27 - Atlantic Coast, Gulf and St. Lawrence River to Montréal, Eastern Arctic

Atlantic Coast, Gulf and St. Lawrence River to Montréal, Eastern Arctic
Name Coordinates Call SignClass of ServiceChannelRemarks
Canso Lock, N.S.
45°38′04″N
061°24′30″W
VAZ3
SC 16
11
Operated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Canal traffic only. Continuous during navigation season.

2.3 Canal, Port and Lock Operations

Table 2-28 - Great Lakes (includes St. Lawrence River to Montréal)

Great Lakes (includes St. Lawrence River to Montréal)
Name Coordinates Call SignClass of ServiceChannelRemarks
Seaway, Beauharnois
Melocheville, Que.
45°18′15″N
073°55′42″W
VDX20
SC 16
14
Operated by Seaway Authority. Ship traffic control only.
Seaway, Iroquois
Iroquois, Ont.
44°49′50″N
075°18′46″W
VDX21
SC 16
11
Operated by Seaway Authority. Ship traffic control only.
Seaway, Newcastle
Port Hope, Ont.
43°57′38″N
078°16′04″W
VDX72
SC 16
11
Operated by Seaway Authority. Ship Reports respecting dangers to navigation as required. Ship traffic control only.
Seaway
Newcastle
St. Catharines, Ont.
43°13′01″N
079°12′53″W
VDX70
SC 16
11
Operated by Seaway Authority. Ship Reports respecting dangers to navigation as required. Ship traffic control only.
Toronto, Ont.
43°38′31″N
079°22′44″W
XJF495
  16
12
14
All vessels, excepting small craft, entering, leaving or changing berths within the port of Toronto are requested to contact the Toronto Harbour Communications Centre (call sign XJF 495) directly on VHF Ch12 between the hours of 08:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday. At all times initial calls to the Harbour authority should be made on Ch16. Station operated by the Toronto Harbour Commission for ship traffic control only.
Burlington Canal Bridge, Ont.
43°17′48″N
079°47′42″W
XL146
SC 16
12
Operated by Department of Public Works. Ship traffic control only.
Hamilton, Ont.
43°17'00”N
079°50’00”W
XJF496
  16
12
All vessels, excepting small craft, entering, leaving or intending to move within the harbour should contact the Hamilton Harbour Master directly on Ch12. Ship traffic control only.
Seaway Welland
St. Catharines, Ont.
43°49'20"N
079°11'45"W
VDX22
SC 16
14
Operated by Seaway Authority. Ship traffic control only.
Seaway Long Point
Port Colborne, Ont.
42°53'15"N
079°14'57"W
VDX68
SC 16
11
Operated by Seaway Authority. Ship traffic control only.
Windsor, Ont.
42°19'00"N
083°04'00"W
XJP56
  16
12
14
Operated by the Windsor Harbour Commission for ship traffic control only. Vessels should make initial calls directly on Ch14.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Canal Lock
46°30'48"N
084°21'03"W
VDX23
SC 16
14
Operated by Parks Canada. This station is not continuously attended to enable it to receive communications from vessels. Vessels intending to enter the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie Canal will be directed to the Canal by arrangement with the lockmaster at the United States St. Mary's Falls Canal, normally by means of visual signals. Ship traffic control only.

2.4 Bridge Operations

Table 2-29 - Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast
Name
Coordinates
Call Sign
Class of ServiceChannelRemarks
Johnson Street Bridge Victoria Harbour
48°25'40"N
123°21'52"W
VAH20
SC 12 Operated by the City of Victoria, BC.
Ship Traffic control only.
Marpole Railway Bridge, B.C.
49°12'00"N
123°07'31"W
VGC248
SC 16
74
06
08
Operated by Canadian Pacific Railway
Note: In operation from 07:30 to 15:00 local time.
New Westminster Railway Bridge, B.C.
49°12'32"N
122°53'25"W
XLZ35
SC 16
11
12
74
Operated by Department of Public Works.
Ship traffic control only.
Queensboro
Railway Bridge, B.C.
49°11'51"N
122°55'23"W
XJJ62
SC 16
74
06
08
Operated by BC Southern Railway.
Second Narrows Railway Bridge
49°17'42"N
123°01'27"W
CJU52
SC 12 Operated by Canadian National Railway.
Ship traffic control only.

Note

See current “Sailing Directions” publication for alist of bridges that require radio contact for opening.

 

Figure 2-1 VHF coverage - Great Lakes

Radiotelephone VHF coverage – Great Lakes (chart)

 
Text Description of Figure 2-1 VHF Coverage for the Great Lakes

The map displays the Canadian Coast Guard’s Central and Arctic Regions’ Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) communications network covering the Great Lakes. The triangle icons represent the MCTS Centres, which are located in Prescott, Sarnia and Thunder Bay, all in Ontario. Transmit and receive sites are remotely controlled from each centre, and the locations of the transmit and receive facilities are shown with large dots.

Thunder Bay MCTS Centre has a relatively close communications site at Rabbit Mountain, which overlooks the city of Thunder Bay. This site does not appear separately on this diagram due to its proximity to the MCTS Centre. Four communications sites, located at Horn, Baldhead, Sault Ste Marie and the site already mentioned at Rabbit Mountain, provide together coverage for the Canadian waters of Lake Superior. Communications sites at Silver Water, on Manitoulin Island, and Killarney, on the northeast end of the North Channel, provide coverage for northern most waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Sites at Pointe au Baril, Meaford, Wiarton and Tobermory, provide coverage for the rest of Georgian Bay waters, and ring the shores of the bay itself. The site at Tobermory also provides some coverage of mid to upper Lake Huron.

Sarnia MCTS Centre has a remote communications site at Kincardine to continue the radio coverage of Lake Huron, and another close by Sarnia, located at Camlachie, completes the radio footprint. The Camlachie transmit and receive site also provides radio coverage of the St. Clair River. A site at Grande Point, on the eastern shore of Lake St. Clair, provides radio coverage of this lake. Another remote site at Leamington covers the Detroit River and the western end of Lake Erie. Rondeau and Port Burwell, both on the north shore of Lake Erie, complete Sarnia’s radio coverage footprint.

Prescott MCTS Centre’s remote transmit and receive site at Fonthill, at the eastern end of Lake Erie, provides coverage of the eastern end of the lake, the Welland Canal and the western end of Lake Ontario. A site at Trafalgar also covers the western end of Lake Ontario. Radio coverage of the middle section of the lake is provided from a site at Cobourg. Transmit and receive sites at Kingston and Gananoque, at the east and extreme east end of the lake, offer coverage of the foot of the lake as well as the head of the St. Lawrence River. Further down river, communications sites at Cardinal and Cornwall allow Prescott MCTS Centre to provide radio coverage of the St. Lawrence River down to the Ontario/Québec border. In addition to their radio coverage of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, Prescott MCTS Centre provides services for the Trent Severn Waterway from their Cobourg site, as well as another located on the north shore of Lake Simcoe at Orillia.

Figure 2-2 VHF Coverage - Lake Winnipeg

VHF Coverage for Lake Winnipeg (chart)

 
Text Description of Figure 2-2 VHF Coverage for Lake Winnipeg

The map displays the Canadian Coast Guard’s Central and Arctic Regions’ Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) communications network covering Lake Winnipeg. Transmit and receive sites, which are remotely controlled from Thunder Bay MCTS Centre, are shown with large dots.

Four communications sites are located on the western shore of Lake Winnipeg, and are located – from northern most to southern most - at Long Point, Jackhead, Beaver Creek and Fraserwood.

Figure 2-3 MCTS Network - Atlantic Region – Newfoundland and Labrador

MCTS Network: Centres and Sites - Atlantic Coast – Newfoundland region (chart)

 
Text Description of Figure 2-3 MCTS Network - Atlantic Region - Newfoundland and Labrador

MCTS Network: Centres and Sites - Atlantic Coast – Newfoundland and Labrador region (chart)

This map displays the Canadian Coast Guard’s Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) communications network covering the Newfoundland and Labrador portion of Atlantic Region. The triangle icons represent the MCTS Centres, while transmit and receive facilities, remotely controlled from each centre, are shown with large dots. Each line represents microwave links or telephone lines linked to communications sites, where transmitters and receivers are remotely controlled from each MCTS Centre.

The MCTS Centre in Goose Bay is located in central Labrador and controls remote sites located to the east at Cartwright, to the northeast at Hopedale and Nain, and to the south at Fox Harbour, as well as sites located in Newfoundland at St. Anthony, Conche, L’Anse aux Meadows, Comfort Cove and Twillingate. The MCTS centre in Placentia is located on the eastern shores of Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and controls sites locally at Pearce Peak and Freshwater, and remote sites located to the northeast at Bay L’Argent, Lumsden, Cape Bonavista, Victoria and St. John’s, to the south at Cuslett and Cape Pine, and to the west at St. Lawerence, Fortune Head and Hermitage. The MCTS centre in Port-aux-Basques is located in the extreme southwest corner of Newfoundland and controls remote sites located to the east at Ramea Island and to the north at Table Mountain, Stephenville, Pine Tree, Mount Moriah, Bonne Bay and Pointe Riche. The Newfoundland and Labrador centres use microwave links and telephone lines to transfer information between the centres and remote sites.

These remote controlled transmit and receive sites, along with local communications site located close by the actual centres, allow these centres to provide services to mariners along the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts.

Figure 2-4 MCTS Network - Atlantic Region – Maritimes

MCTS Network: Centres and Sites - Atlantic Coast – Maritimes region (chart)

 
Text Description of Figure 2-4 MCTS Network - Atlantic Region - Maritimes

MCTS Network: Centres and Sites - Atlantic Coast – Maritimes region (chart)

Marine Communications and Traffic Services are provided in the Maritimes Region from two different centres. These centres are located in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia.

This map displays the Canadian Coast Guard’s Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) Atlantic Coast – Maritimes region communications network. The two black triangles represent MCTS Centres. Lines radiate from each of the triangles to black dots. Each line represents microwave links or telephone lines linked to communications sites, where transmitters and receivers are remotely controlled from each MCTS Centre. Each black dot represents the location of transmit and receive facilities.

The map illustrates the provinces of the Maritimes; Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. On the southeast coast of Nova Scotia is the MCTS Centre at Halifax. MCTS Halifax has thirteen remote sites. Four are located in New Brunswick at Scotch Mountain, Red Head, Letite, and Grand Manan. There are also nine remote sites in Nova Scotia controlled by MCTS Halifax. They are located at Tiverton, on the east coast of the Bay of Fundy, at Yarmouth on the southwest tip of Nova Scotia, at Lockeport on the southeast coast. Another site in the interior of the Bay of Fundy is located at Cape Blomidon. Halifax also controls remote sites located along the south and southeast coast of Nova Scotia. These sites are located at Kingsburg, to the southeast of Halifax, to the south at Sambro and Chebucto Head and to the east at Ecum Secum and Fox Island. Each of these sites is represented on the map by a black dot.

A second MCTS Centre is located at Sydney, Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island. MCTS Sydney has ten remote controlled sites. Three are located on Prince Edward Island - one at North Cape on the northern tip of PEI, one at Cape Egmont on the Northumberland Strait and another at Montague on the east coast. One site is located in New Brunswick at Point Escuminac which is situated at the western end of the Northumberland Strait. Remote sites located in Nova Scotia are at Cheticamp on the west coast of Cape Breton Island, at Cape North, the northern tip of Cape Breton Island, at Kilkenny Lake situated in Sydney Harbour, and at Port Caledonia which is to the east of Sydney. A site is located at St. Columba in the Bras d’Or Lake and another is located at Eddy Point along the Strait of Canso, which divides Cape Breton Island from mainland Nova Scotia. Each of these remote sites is indicated on the map by a black dot.

These two MCTS Centres, along with their remote sites and nearby local sites, allow the Canadian Coast Guard to provide services to mariners across these three Atlantic Provinces.

Figure 2-5 MCTS Network - Gulf and St. Lawrence River

MCTS Network: Centres and Sites – Gulf and St. Lawrence River – Québec region (chart)

 
Text Description of Figure 2-5 MCTS Network for the Gulf and St. Lawrence River

The map illustrates the Canadian Coast Guard's Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) network in the Gulf and St. Lawrence River on a nautical chart of the Quebec region of Eastern Canada.
Triangles represent the MCTS centres located in Rivière-au-Renard, Les Escoumins, Québec City and Montréal.

Solid circles represent remote peripheral sites where transmission and reception equipment is installed. These sites are connected by lines to the respective MCTS centres that control them remotely.

On the Lower North Shore, the Harrington Harbour, La Romaine, Natashquan and Havre St-Pierre sites are connected by lines to the Rivière-au-Renard MCTS centre. The Cap-aux-Meules and La Vernières sites located on Îles-de-la-Madeleine are connected by lines to the Rivière-au-Renard MCTS centre. The Cap des Rosiers and Forillon sites located on the Gaspé Peninsula are connected to the Rivière-au-Renard MCTS centre. The Carleton and Newport sites located on the north shore of Chaleur Bay are connected to the Rivière-au-Renard MCTS centre.

The remotely controlled Lac-Daigle (Sept-Îles), Mont-Louis and Grosses-Roches sites on the Gaspé Peninsula, the Mont-Joli and Rivière-Du-Loup sites in the Lower St. Lawrence, and the Sacré-Cœur and Cap-Est sites in the Saguenay are connected by lines to the Les Escoumins MCTS centre.

The remotely controlled Rivière-du-Loup, Montmagny and Lauzon sites on the river's south shore, the Mont Bélair and Trois-Rivières sites on the north shore, and the Sorel site are connected by lines to the Québec City MCTS centre.

The remotely controlled Sorel, Mont-St-Bruno, Rigaud and L' Acadie sites located around the Greater Montréal Area are connected by lines to the Montréal MCTS centre.

Figure 2-6 MCTS Network - Arctic

Canadian Coast Guard - Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MSTS) - Network - Arctic

 
Text description of Figure 2-6 MCTS Network for the Arctic

This picture displays the Canadian Coast Guard’s Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) Arctic communications network shown on a map of northern Canada. A red “sun” icon represents the MCTS Centre located in Iqaluit, very close to the northern and inner most part of Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island. From there, lines radiate to a total of ten red dots on the map, and each line represents a satellite link to communications sites, where transmitters and receivers are remotely controlled from the centre in Iqaluit. Each red dot represents the location of transmit and receive facilities.

Along the shores of Great Slave Lake, remote sites located at Yellowknife, Hay River and Enterprise are indicated by red dots. At the delta of the Mackenzie River, at the northern most section of the river, red dots show the location of transmit and receive facilities in Inuvik and Parson’s Lake. All of these locations are in the Northwest Territories. On Victoria Island, another red dot indicates the location of the remote controlled facilities at Cambridge Bay. Far to the northeast of Cambridge Bay are the transmit and receive facilities located at Resolute, once again indicated on the map by a red dot. The communications site at Coral Harbour, on Southampton Island in the northern end of Hudson Bay is indicated by another red dot, as is the remote controlled site at Churchill, Manitoba, which is located about midway down the eastern shore of Hudson Bay. The final remote controlled site, located at Killinek, situated on Killiniq Island in Ungava Bay at the extreme northern tip of Labrador is once again indicated by a red dot. These ten remote controlled transmit and receive sites, along with another communications site located close by the actual centre itself, allow Iqaluit MCTS Centre to provide services to the mariner across the Arctic waters of Canada, as well as the waters of Great Slave Lake and the Mackenzie River.

Figure 2-7 - MCTS - Pacific Region

Canadian Coast Guard MCTS Network - Pacific Region
 
Text description of Figure 2-7 - MCTS - Pacific Region

This map portrays the Canadian Coast Guard’s Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) Pacific Region communications network shown on a map of the west coast of Canada. An index located in the lower left quadrant indicates a five pointed star icon represents a MCTS centre, a solid circle represents a VHF Peripheral Radio Site, while a solid square to represents a MF/HF Peripheral Radio Site. The index also contains a graduated scale line in nautical miles ranging from 50 miles on the left to 100 miles on the right. Map projection is NAD83, data source: Canada Basemap (DCW), US Basemap (ESRI), CCG Sites (CCG) is listed, followed by the date of production of November 01, 2011.

 

2.5 Radio Beacon Stations Continuously in Operations

Table 2-30 - Atlantic Coast, Gulf and St. Lawrence River to Montréal, Eastern Arctic

Atlantic Coast, Gulf and St. Lawrence River to Montréal, Eastern Arctic
Name and LocationFrequency kHzRange Nautical MilesIdentifierRemarks
St. Pierre and Miquelon (France)
46°45'45"N
056°10'10"W
386 100 • • •
(S)
• ─ ─ •
(P)
Open year round.

Table 2-31 - Pacific Coast (Radio Beacons located in British Columbia)

Pacific Coast (Radio Beacons located in British Columbia)
Name/LocationFrequency
kHz
Range
Nautical
Miles
IdentifierRemarks
Active Pass
48°52'26"N
123°17'23"W
378 50 • ─
(A)
• ─ ─ •
(P)
Open year round.
Caution: bearing error could result from coastal refraction.
(NAV Canada).
Dead Tree Point
53°21'01"N
131°56'23"W
248 25 ─ ─ • •
(Z)
─ ─ • •
(Z)
• ─ ─ •
(P)
Open year round (NAV Canada).
Massett
54°01'54"N
132°07'38"W
278 25 • ─ ─ ─ ─
(1)
• • ─
(U)
Open year round (NAV Canada).
Prince Rupert
54°15'49"N
130°25'20"W
218 100 • ─ ─ •
(P)
• ─ •
(R)
Open year round (NAV Canada).
Sandspit
(The NAV Canada operated Sandspit radio beacon on 368 kHz is not the same one used for DGPS.)
53°11'48"N
131°46'33"W
368 75 ─ ─ • •
(Z)
• ─ ─ •
(P)
Open year round.
Caution: bearing error could result from coastal refraction.
(NAV CANADA).
Tofino
49°02'54"N
125°42'16"W
359 50 ─ • ─ ─
(Y)
• ─
(A)
─ ─ • •
(Z)
Open year round.
Caution: bearing error could result from coastal refraction.
(NAV Canada).

2.6 Radar Beacon (RACONS)

2.6.1 Atlantic Coast, Gulf and St. Lawrence River to Montréal, Eastern Arctic

Table 2-32 - Radar Beacon located in Newfoundland

Radar Beacon located in Newfoundland
Name and LocationRange Nautical MilesArc DegreesIdentifierRemarks
Cape Harrigan Light
55°50'34"N
060°18'56.8"W
10 160 to 315 ─ • ─
(K)
Navigation season only.
Channel Head
Lightstation
47°33'57"N
059°07'24.6"W
10 360 ─ • ─ •
(C)
Open year round.
Come by Chance
Light and Whistle Buoy « PCC »
47°19'29.4"N
054°07'26.3"W
8 360 • ─
(A)
Open year round.
Domino Point
53°27'42.4”N
055°44'31”W
10 360 ─ • ─ ─
(Y)
Navigation season only.
Grappling Island Light
54°27'22.2"N
056°52'52.3"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.
Hens and Chickens
56°30'39.5"N
060°38'37.5"W
10 360 • ─ ─
(W)
Open year round.
Quaker Hat
54°44'12.5"N
057°20'37.7"W
10 360 ─ ─ • ─
(Q)
Open year round.
White Bear Island (Nanuaktok)
55°26'00.7"N
059°30'40.9"W
10 360 ─ •
(N)
Navigation season only.
Negro Island Light
56°21'06"N
060°32'41"W
6 360 ─ ─ • •
(Z)
Open year round

Table 2-33 - Radar Beacon located in Nova Scotia

Radar Beacon located in Nova Scotia
Name and LocationRange Nautical MilesArc DegreesIdentifierRemarks

Bear Cove Light and Bell Buoy "H6"
44°32'36.3"N
063°31'19.6"W

8 360 ─ •
(N)
Open year round.
Cape Forchu
43°47'38.8"N
066°09'19.3"W
10 360 ─ • • •
(B)
Open year round.
Cape Sable
43°23'24"N
065°37'16.9"W
10 360 ─ • ─ •
(C)
Open year round.
Caribou Harbour Light & Bell Buoy "SS1"
45°45'08"N
062°39'44"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.
Chebucto Head Light
44°30'26.6"N
063°31'21.8"W
10 360 ─ ─ • •
(Z)
Open year round.
Cranberry Islands Light
45°19'29.6"N
060°55'38.2"W
10 360 ─ • • •
(B)
Open year round.
Lurcher Shoal
Bifurcation Light Buoy "NM"
43°48'57"N
066°29'58"W
8 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.

Table 2-34 - Radar Beacon located in New Brunswick

Radar Beacon located in New Brunswick
Name and LocationRange Nautical MilesArc DegreesIdentifierRemarks
Gannet Rock Light
44°30'37.1"N
066°46'52.9"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Open year round.
Miscou Island Light
48°00'33.7"N
064°29'34.7"W
15.5 300 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.
Portage Island Channel
Range Rear Light
47°07'42.3"N
065°02'31.2"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Open year round.
Saint John Harbour Light and Whistle Buoy "J"
45°12'55.3"N
066°02'36.9"W
8 360 ─ •
(N)
Open year round.
Shippegan North Channel Light and Whistle Buoy  "EE"
47°53'14.2"N
064°45'47.6"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Open year round.

Table 2-35 - Radar Beacon located in Prince Edward Island

Radar Beacon located in Prince Edward Island
Name and LocationRange Nautical MilesArc DegreesIdentifierRemarks
Confederation Bridge Pier Shaft 21
46°12'39.9"N
063°45'05.5"W
30 360
(T)
Open year round.
Confederation Bridge Pier, Shaft 22
46°12'33.8"N
063°45'13.1"W
30 360 ─ • • •
(B)
Open year round.

Table 2-36 - Radar Beacon located in Québec

Radar Beacon located in Québec
Name and LocationRange Nautical MilesArc DegreesIdentifierRemarks
Anse aux Basques
48°19'07.5"N
069°24'46.5"W
10 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.
Banc du Brûlé, Downstream Rear Range Light
47°05'22.7"N
070°42'38.9"W
10 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.
Beacon Island,
Ungava Bay
58°54'08"N
066°20'30.5"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.
Gentilly Front Range Light
46°25'48"N
072°15'46.9"W
10 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.
Île aux Raisins Range Rear Light
46°05'52.7"N
072°57'58.4"W
10 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.
Île Richelieu
46°38'33.5"N
071°54'35.2"W
10 360 ─ ─
(M)
Open year round.
Île Saint-Ours South Light
45°54'20.5"N
073°13'31.5"W
10 360 ─ ─
(M)
Open year round.
Îles Mermettes/ Rivière St-Paul
51°19'20.5"N
057°50'34.6"W
(NAD 27)
10 360 ─ ─
(M)
Open year round.
Kahnawake Front Range
45°24'10.3"N
073°47'45.7"W
4 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only
Kitdliat Island, Ungava Bay
59°58'34.5"N
069°37'30.6"W
10 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Navigation season only.
Lake St. Pierre Upstream (Curve Louiseville) Rear Range Light
46°11'00.4"N
072°55'38.2"W
10 360 ─ •
(N)
Open year round.
Lavaltrie Rear Range
45°52'43.1"N
073°16'02.6"W
10 360 ─ •
(N)
Open year round.
Nicolet Sector Light
46°15'27.1"N
072°39'03.5"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Open year round.
Nipper Island, Ungava Bay
59°00'26.5"N
068°53'18"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.
Pointes aux Trembles (Neuville)
46°41'47.4"N
071°34'22.5"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Open year round.
Pointe de l’Est, East Cardinal Light Buoy YY
47°36'45.2"N
061°19'39.4"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.
Pointe de Manicouagan
49°06'04.4"N
068°11'37.8"W
10 360 ─ • • ─
(X)
Open year round.
Pointe du Nord-Est/ Rivière St. Augustin
51°10'37.4"N
058°25'42.7"W
(NAD 27)
10 360 ─ •
(N)
Open year round.
Pointe Penouille Rear Range
48°51'11.8"N
064°25'36.3"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Open year round.
Pointe Qirniraujaq (Congaraya)
58°34'59.4"N
068°00'24.9"W
(NAD 27)
10 360 ─ • • ─
(X)
Navigation season only.
Port de Québec – (Pont de Québec North of  Channel)
46°44'47.4"N
071°17'19.1"W
10 360
(T)
Open year round.
Port de Québec – (Pont de Québec South of Channel)
46°44'40.3"N
071°17'14.9"W
10 360 ─ • • •
(B)
Open year round.
Port de Rimouski
Front Range Light
48°28'06"N
068°31'06.1"W
10 360 ─ •
(N)
Open year round.
St. Jean, Île d’Orléans
46°54'56.5"N
070°53'47"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Open year round.
Trois-Rivières-West
(Pont Laviolette - North of Channel)
46°18'29.1"N
072°33'45.9"W
10 360
(T)
Open year round.
Trois-Rivières-West
(Pont Laviolette - South of Channel)
46°18'24.4"N
072°33'37.7"W
10 360 • • • •
(H)
Open year round.
Yamachiche Curve Front Range Light/Lac St-Pierre
46°12'18.7"N
072°49'49.1"W
10 360 ─ ─
(M)
Open year round.

Table 2-37 - Radar Beacon located in Manitoba

Radar Beacon located in Manitoba
Name and LocationRange Nautical MilesArc DegreesIdentifierRemarks
Churchill
58°47'00.9"N
094°13'59.2"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.

Table 2-38 - Radar Beacon located in Nunavut and Nunavik

Radar Beacon located in Nunavut and Nunavik
Name and LocationRange Nautical MilesArc DegreesIdentifierRemarks
Broomfield Island
Hudson Bay
55°40'24"N
079°14'18"W
(NAD 27)
10 360 ─ •
(N)
Navigation season only.
Coats Island
62°10'20"N
083°08'00"W
(NAD 27)
10 360 ─ • ─ •
(C)
Navigation season only.
Nottingham Island
63°05'10"N
077°57'00"W
(NAD 27)
10 360 ─ •
(N)
Navigation season only.
Sentry Island
61°09'35.6"N
093°52'14.6"W
10 360 ─ • ─ •
(C)
Navigation season only.
Walrus Island
61°57'59.4"N
092°28'41.1"W
10 360 ─ • ─ ─
(Y)
Navigation season only.

Table 2-39 - Radar Beacon located in Nunavut

Radar Beacon located in Nunavut
Name and LocationRange Nautical MilesArc DegreesIdentifierRemarks
Mansel Island
62°25'00"N
079°36'30"W
10 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Navigation season only.

Table 2-40 - Radar Beacon located in the United States

Radar Beacon located in the United States
Name and LocationRange Nautical MilesArc DegreesIdentifierRemarks
Light 73
44°55'33.5"N
075°05'43.1"W
6 to 8 360 ─ ─
(M)
Navigational season only
Light Buoy 153
44°30'37.2"N
075°46'07.6"W
  360 ─ ─
(M)
Navigational season only

2.6.2 Lake Winnipeg

Table 2-41 - Radar Beacon located in Lake Winnipeg

Radar Beacon located in Lake Winnipeg
Name and LocationRange Nautical MilesArc DegreesIdentifierRemarks
East Breakwall
Red River Entrance
50°24'05"N
096°48'45.7"W
5 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.

2.6.3 Great Lakes (includes St. Lawrence River to Montréal)

Table 2-42 - Radar Beacon located in Ontario unless noted

Radar Beacon located in Ontario unless noted
Name and LocationRange Nautical MilesArc DegreesIdentifierRemarks
Granite State Shoal Light 214, St. Lawrence Seaway (USA)
44°17'0.69"N
076°0'58.39"W
    ─ ─
(M)
Operated by USA.
Chapman Shoal Light 222, St. Lawrence Seaway (USA)
44°15'27.17"N
076°4’18.45"W
    ─ • ─ •
(C)
Operated by USA.
Prescott/ Ogdensburg
Bridge Piers (South Side), St. Lawrence River
44°44'01.7"N
075°27'29.9"W
10 360 • • • •
(H)
Navigation season only.
Prescott/ Ogdensburg
Bridge Piers (North Side), St. Lawrence River
44°44'11.3"N
075°27'37.4"W
10 360
(T)
Navigation season only.
Long Point, Lake Erie
42°32'55.2"N
080°02'58.1"W
10 360 ─ ─
(M)
Operational year round.
Southeast Shoal, Lake Erie
41°49'34.8"N
082°27'46.1"W
10 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Operational year round.
Pelee Passage, Lake Erie
41°51'14.9"N
082°34'54.7"W
10 360 ─ ─
(M)
Operational year round.
East Outer Channel (Light 1E), Lake Erie (USA)
41°54'48.2"N
083°06'24.1"W
12 360 ─ ─ ─
(O)
Operated by USA.
March 15 - January 15
Detroit River Light,
Detroit River (USA)
42°00'02.9"N
083°08'28.5"W
10 360 ─ • • ─
(X)
Operated by USA.
Operational year round.
Lake St. Clair Light,
Lake St. Clair (USA)
42°27'55.1"N
082°45'15.4"W
6 360 ─ •
(N)
Operated by USA.
Light 7, Lake Huron (USA)
43°03'34.838"N
082°25'03.981"W
6  
(T)
Operated by USA.
May 15 - October 15
Gladman Rock,
Georgian Bay
45°20'51.9"N
080°18'52.7"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.
Gereaux Island,
Georgian Bay
45°44'40"N
080°39'32.7"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.
Mamainse Harbour,
Lake Superior
47°02'15.1"N
084°47'11.5"W
10 360 ─ ─
(M)
Navigation season only.
Comfort Island Shoal Light 199, St. Lawrence River (U.S.)
44°19'26.038"N
075°56'19.493"W
    ─ ─
(M)
Operated by USA.
Peche Island, Lake St. Clair
42°21’26.038"N
082°54'24.7"W
   
(T)
Operated by USA.

2.6.4 Pacific Coast

Table 2-43 – Radar Beacons Located in British Columbia

Radar Beacons Located in British Columbia
Name
Location
Range
Nautical Miles
Arc DegreesIdentifierRemarks
Alexandra Bank Bifurcation Light Buoy Dax
54°14'08.1"N
130°34'06.1"W
15 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.
Billard Rock Whistle Buoy “M3” Quatsino Sound
50°25'47.2"N
127°57'47.7"W
15 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Open year round.
Burrard Inlet Cautionary Light Buoy “QB”
49°19'02.2"N
123°12'04.5"W
15 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.
Butterworth Rocks
54°14'08"N
130°58'30"W
(NAD 27)
15 360 ─ • • ─
(X)
Open year round.
Canoe Pass Light and Bell Buoy “T14”
49°02'17.4"N
123°15'22.7"W
15 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.
Davey Rock Light Buoy “N32”
50°51'36.3"N
127°31'9.7"W
15 360 ─ ─ • ─
(Q)
Open year round.
Esperanza Inlet Light and Whistle Buoy “M40”
49°47'07.4"N
127°02'28.5"W
15 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.
Hanmer Rocks Browns Passage
54°19'26.5"N
130°49'20.3"W
15 360 ─ ─
(M)
Open year round.
Jacinto Island
52°56'31"N
129°36'43"W
(NAD 27)
15 360 ─ ─ • ─
(Q)
Open year round.
Juan De Fuca Traffic Lane Separation Light Buoy “J” USA
48°29'36.8"N
125°00'00"W
8 360 ─ ─ ─
(O)
Open year round.
Lawn Point Sector Light
53°25'29.8"N
131°54'50.3"W
(NAD 27)
15 180 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.
Nepean Rock Light and Bell Buoy “E78”
53°12’14.2”N
129°36’26.1”W
15 360 _ .
(N)
Open year round.
Pine Island
50°58'32.2"N
127°43'40.7"W
15 270 ─ ─
(M)
Open year round.
Race Rocks South Cautionary Light Buoy “VF”
48°14'04.4"N
123°31'58.7"W
15 360 ─ • • •
(B)
Open year round.
Raven Clan Light Buoy “EF9”
54°15’59.98”N
131°05’23.96”W
15 360 _ _ •
(G)
Open year round.
Ridley Island Light and Bell Buoy “D27”
54°11'56"N
130°21'26.2"W
15 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Open year round
Roberts Bank
49°05'15.7"N
123°18'36.9"W
15 360 ─ •
(N)
Open year round.
Roberts Bank Cautionary Light Buoy “TA”
49°04'25.4"N
123°22'50.7"W
15 360 ─ ─ ─
(O)
Open year round.
Rosario Strait Traffic Lane Entrance Buoy R (USA)
48°16'25.3"N
123°6'34.6"W
   
(T)
Operated by U.S.A.
Rose Spit
54°09'40"N
131°39'35.2"W
(NAD 27)
15 360 ─ ─ • ─
(Q)
Open year round.
Rosenfeld Rock Light Buoy “U59”
48°48'11.4"N
123°01'38.7"W
15 360 ─ • ─ •
(C)
Open year round.
Seal Rocks
53°59'58.8"N
130°47'31.3"W
(NAD 27)
15 360 ─ • ─ ─
(Y)
Open year round.
Seapool Rocks Light and WhistleBuoy “Y49”
48°48'53.3"N
125°12'19.1"W
15 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.
Stenhouse Shoal, Light and WhistleBuoy “D59”
54°20'07"N
130°56'03"W
15 360 ─ • ─ •
(C)
Open year round.
Thrasher Rock
49°09'00"N
123°38'30"W
15 360 ─ • •─
(X)
Open year round.
Vancouver Approach CautionaryLight Buoy “QA”
49°16'34.4"N
123°19'18.4"W
15 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Open year round.
Victoria Harbour Cautionary LightBuoy “VH”
48°22'31.3"N
123°23'33.7"W
15 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Open year round.

2.6.5 Western Arctic

Table 2-44 – Radio Beacons Located in Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Radio Beacons Located in Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Name
Location
Range Nautical MilesArc DegreesIdentifierRemarks
Atkinson Point
69°56'46.7"N
131°26'59.3"W
5 360 ─ • ─ ─
(Y)
Navigation season only.
Baillie Islands
70°38'16.5"N
128°15'46.6"W
20 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Navigation season only.
Calton Point
69°30'09"N
139°06'30"W
(NAD 27)
12 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.
Cape Dalhousie
70°16'05"N
129°42'36"W
(NAD 27)
5 360 ─ ─ • •
(Z)
Navigation season only.
Collinson Head
69°34'30"N
138°51'34"W
10 360 ─ •
(N)
Navigation season only.
Hardisty Island
61°43'52.7"N
114°35'00.2"W
10 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.
Kay Point
69°17'26"N
138°22'42"W
(NAD 27)
20 190 ─ • ─
(K)
Navigation season only.
Pelly Island
69°37'27.6"N
135°29'10.3"W
(NAD 27)
5 360 ─ • ─ ─
(Y)
Navigation season only.
Pilot Islands
62°13'04"N
114°06'49.3"W
15 360 ─ • ─ •
(C)
Navigation season only.
Pitt Island
69°09'15"N
136°10'30"W
(NAD 27)
10 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Navigation season only.
Pullen Island
69°46'26.2"N
134°24'15.7"W
20 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.
Relief Island
70°08'45"N
130°49'30"W
(Chart 7664 – NAD 27)
20 210 ─ ─ • •
(Z)
Navigation season only.
Shingle Point
69°00'30"N
137°34'12"W
(NAD 27)
10 360 ─ • ─ ─
(Y)
Navigation season only.
Tuktoyaktuk Island Range
69°27'21.3"N
132°59'49"W
(NAD 27)
5 360 ─ • ─ •
(C)
Navigation season only.
Warren Point
69°45'00"N
132°21'30"W
10 360 ─ • ─ •
(C)
Navigation season only.
Cache Point
68°39'24"N
113°25'00"W
20 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.
Cap Bexley
69°00'40"N
115°55'00"W
10/20 210 ─ • ─ ─
(Y)
Navigation season only.
Delta Island
68°35'26"N
100°01'45"W
(Datum unknown)
20 360 ─ ─ •
(G)
Navigation season only.
McClintock Point
69°18'45"N
099°53'00”W
(Datum unknown)
20 360 ─ • ─ •
(C)
Navigation season only.
Nordenskiold Islands
68°21'12"N
100°47'12"W
(Datum unknown)
10 360 ─ • ─
(K)
Navigation season only.
Ristvedt Island
68°30'51.8"N
099°15'13.9"W
(Datum unknown)
10 360 ─ • ─ ─
(Y)
Navigation season only.
Taylor Point
69°37'15"N
095°35'24"W
(Datum unknown)
6 360 ─ ─ • ─
(Q)
Navigation season only.
Wiik Island
68°31'24"N
099°33'07"W
(Datum unknown)
10 360 ─ ─ • •
(Z)
Navigation season only.