FORD COVE HARBOUR AUTHORITY
The purpose of this directive is to promote
the safe and efficient operation of the harbour for all harbour users.
This directive applies to all harbour
personnel and all users of the harbour.
C. DEFININTIONS (to
be used throughout)
- HARBOUR: all water, land and buildings within the
boundaries of the harbour as per the HA’s head lease.
- MANAGER: the Manager of the Harbour or any person
to whom the Manager may delegate his or her authority.
- OWNER: any person, firm, partnership,
corporation, association or organization or agent thereof with actual or
apparent authority who expressly or implicitly contracts for use of a harbour
- HARBOUR USER: any person including vessel owners /
operators, tenants and general public entering the harbour.
- ASSIGNMENT: any rental, sub-rental, lease, sub-lease
or assignment, whichever is applicable.
- VESSEL: every variety of watercraft or other
artificial contrivance capable of being used as a means of transportation on
- MOORAGE FACILITY: any properties or facilities owned or
operated by the Harbour Authority.
- CHARGES: charges for moorage and storage and all
other charges owing or to become owing under a contract between a harbour user
and the Harbour Authority.
- LIVABOARD: Harbour user who uses his vessel as a
primary place of residence. Off island Harbour user without a valid permanent
local address who uses his vessel as a place of residence while moored at the
10. STAY ON BOARD: Local Harbour user with a valid local
permanent address, who qualifies for reduced long term moorage rates and that is
not using his vessel as a primary place of residence.
A. APPLICABLE STATUES
and Recreational Harbours Act and Regulations.
Property Traffic Act.
It is the responsibility of all harbour
users to obtain harbour directives from the Harbour Authority office. The
Harbour Authority does not accept responsibility for mailing or delivery of
harbour directives, nor for ensuring that harbour users have familiarized
themselves with said directives.
personnel or the Manager may enforce all HA directives by written or verbal
instruction. Any person or persons who violate any HA directive and / or refuse
to follow instructions given by HA personnel may be instructed to leave the
- Harbour users who violate HA
directives or accrue an unreasonable amount of debt to the HA may be subject to
cancellation of moorage and privileges and / or the detention or removal of
their vessel(s) or gear. Any charges associated with detention or removal of
gear will be levied against the owner of the vessel(s) / gear.
Anyone visiting or using the harbour or its facilities does so at
his / her own risk. The Harbour Authority does not assume any responsibility
for loss or damage to property or persons within the harbour.
Harbour Authority personnel reserve the right to board any vessel if
required during the course of their duties. The Harbour Authority assumes no
responsibility whatsoever for any incidental damage done to any vessel by any
of its personnel during the course of said duties.
E. VEHICLE TRAFFIC
1. The Manager may establish
traffic and parking regulations including the posting of signs as required for
safety and efficient utilization of harbour premises.
2. Any vehicle parked in violation
of HA signs or regulations may be towed at the owner’s expense.
F. GARBAGE / ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE
1. All garbage / recycling waste
is to be disposed of in the appropriate waste containers provided.
2. Negligent deposition of garbage, oil, fuel or any other substance detrimental to the marine environment
in the harbour’s uplands or water lots is strictly prohibited. Any person(s)
caught polluting the marine environment may be prosecuted.
3. Deposition of household and
construction refuse in harbour waste containers is prohibited
1. Any person whose conduct is
threatening or physically or verbally abusive toward any Harbour Authority
personnel may be charged accordingly, and / or be ordered to vacate the
2. Any behavior that unreasonably
disturbs or creates a nuisance for other harbour users is prohibited.
3. Drinking of alcoholic beverages
is prohibited unless on licensed premises or on private vessels. Use of illegal
drugs is prohibited anywhere on harbour premises.
The Harbour Authority strongly recommends that children be
accompanied by an adult at all times while on harbour property.
Pet owners are responsible for
cleaning up animal waste
J. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
1. Swimming, water
skiing, scuba diving and operating any personal watercraft (i.e.sea-doos, etc.)
are all prohibited within Harbour limits
2. Overnight camping
on harbour property is prohibited.
A. VESSEL REGISTRATION
- All vessels entering the
harbour are required to register at the HA office upon of their arrival. Long
term Harbour users must sign a HA Moorage Agreement or be refused services.
- Any vessel owner that does not
report in within 24 hours of his / her arrival may have their vessel detained
by the HA until such time as the HA discovers the owner’s identity and / or any
debt associated with the vessel is paid in full.
B. VESSEL IDENTIFICATION
Vessels in the harbour must have the following valid identification
permanently and clearly displayed on the exterior of the vessel:
- Vessel name.
- Vessel registration number
- CFV number and species tab (for
active commercial fishing vessels).
Vessels that the Harbour
Authority deem unseaworthy or hazardous to harbour property or other vessels
will not be granted moorage.
- All vessels berthed in the
harbour must be completely seaworthy as determined by the HA. All vessels must
also have working engines and be capable of moving under their own power at all
times (unless in the midst of active engine repairs).
- Assignment of Moorage
- All vessel owners must sign a
Harbour Authority “Moorage Agreement” (see appendix A) as a condition of
occupancy. All vessel owners are bound to the terms and conditions of the HA Moorage
Agreement upon use of HA facilities, regardless of whether this agreement has
- “Length” refers to overall
length of the vessel
- No refund will be issued if the
vessel is absent from its berth for any length of time.
2. Vessel owners and operators are
responsible for ensuring their vessel(s) have adequate fenders to protect
3. Vessel owners and operators are
responsible for securing their vessel(s) with adequate berthing lines. All
vessels must be secured with a minimum of a bow, spring and stern line or more
if required due to vessel size. In the spirit of safety for all Harbour users
and staff, berthing lines must not cross any floats, piers or walkways.
4. The Harbour Authority reserves
the right to relocate any vessel without notice if necessary to ensure the
efficient operation of the harbour and to make best use of available Moorage
5. The HA reserves the right to
allocate the use of any Moorage space as it deems necessary.