" To operate, maintain and manage a public fishing Harbour. We are striving to attain continuous improvement in our services and relations with the Commercial fishing/Aquaculture fleet, as well as with the growing local and pleasure craft boating community. We provide a safe and clean environment, and an economic viability that supports long term stability. "
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.
Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an
adult when on Harbour Property. We recommend children always wear a PFDs while
on the docks. Loaner PFDs from Canadian Coast Guards are available in a variety
of sizes at top of ramp.
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.
6. The Licensee may not shift or
move any vessel other than its own without express permission from that vessel
owner or the Harbour
7. All owners / operators of vessels in the harbour
must comply with all harbour regulations, rules, and directives as well as all
Federal, Provincial and Municipal legislation.
E. LIVING ABOARD
- Livaboards are required to
register and sign the livaboard application form.
- $400 Monthly livaboard fee, in
addition to the regular Monthly/Quarterly moorage rates and regular Monthly
F. STORAGE ON PIERS OR FLOATS
- Vessel owners and operators
using the harbour are required to keep the piers or floats in the vicinity of
their vessel clear at all times – storage of anything on piers or floats is
- Storage of any pollutants such
as oily rags, open paints, gasoline or other flammable or explosive material is
prohibited on the piers or floats. All such items will be immediately removed
and / or disposed of at the owner’s expense.
Dinghies and kayaks are not allowed on floats or piers. All dinghies
must be stored in or on the owner’s vessel.
H. DELINQUENT MOORAGE COLLECTION
- If any owner mooring a vessel
at the moorage facility fails to pay charges owed for use of the facility, the
Manager and harbour personnel are authorized to take reasonable measures,
including the use of chains, ropes and locks, to secure vessels within the moorage
facility so that the vessels are in the possession and control of the HA and
cannot be removed from the facility until the outstanding charges have been
paid in full. Notification of such action shall be sent by mail to the owner’s
last known address. If no address was provided by the owner, or no update was
given if the owner has moved, the HA need not give such notice.
I, CRANE GUIDELINES
- Crane is locked and available by appointment only
through Harbour manager or board member.
- Operator Certifies that the load does
not exceed the safe working limit of the crane (1.5 Tons)
- Operator must ensure that adequate
personnel is available – minimum two (2).
- Lifts are NOT to be conducted in high winds or heavy
rain conditions. Crane operation is at the discretion of Harbour Manager’s
- Operator is to control and be responsible for all
persons within the work site at all times.
- After completion of lift, crane is to be secured and
locked and turned off
- Operator assumes all risk associated with use of the crane
- Operator is aware of the Ford Cove Harbour Authority’s
- Operator is familiar and competent with the care and
use of the crane
- Operator will comply
with Work Safe Bc requirements
- Operator must set
up safety area and make sure that the intended path of the object that is
being lifted is well identified (cones.
Caution tape), clear and unobstructed.
waiver must be signed
Cranes and their use can
be dangerous and can lead to personal injury and potentially death. The use of
safe work practices and personal protective equipment is required when using
the cranes, the person in charge, is responsible for adherence to the crane use
policy and guidelines.
All harbour users must obey all
signs posted by the harbour Authority.
Posting of signs on harbour
property without prior approval from the HA is prohibited.
B. INSPECTION OF FACILITIES
The Harbour Authority reserves the right to inspect any of its
rented or leased premises at any time. However, the Harbour Authority does not
assume any responsibility or liability of any kind due to any failure to carry
C. THEFT / DAMAGE / INJURY
Harbour Authority shall not be held liable in any manner for the safekeeping or
condition of the vessels or gear stored on its property. The Harbour Authority
is not responsible or liable for any damages to or loss of vessels, their
tackle, gear, equipment or property either upon said vessel or upon the
premises adjacent thereto.
damage and / or personal injury result from violation of these regulations, the
person in violation shall be held liable. Should any damage other than normal
wear and tear be done to any HA float or structure for any reason, the person
that caused the damage shall be held liable.
D. OTHER SERVICES
- Electrical Power
- All electrical cords must meet
posted Federal Electrical Regulations. No accessories, utilities or other attachments shall be affixed to harbour structures without the approval of the
- Shore power cords must be
secured so they will not hang into the water or constitute a hazard to
pedestrian traffic on floats.
- Minimum 12 gauge electrical
cord is required for 20A outlets, 10 gauge for 30A outlets.
- The use of power outlets may be
withheld from vessel owners with delinquent accounts.
- Notwithstanding emergency
situations, harbour users are not permitted to disconnect power cords from
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION