PAC 200 — GENERAL INFORMATION — PACIFIC COAST, SECOND EDITION, 2006


TABLE OF CONTENTS — Under DIAGRAMS

Delete: Vessel Traffic Services on the British Columbia South Coast
Delete: Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle VTS
Delete: Prince Rupert Sector One VTS
Delete: Prince Rupert Sector Two VTS

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 44

Delete: Vancouver MCTS
Replace by: Victoria MCTS

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 48

Delete: VTS 2 and VTS 4, as well as

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Chapter 1 — Delete paragraph 50

Replace by: 50      Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system have been instituted in two zones:

  1. Prince Ruper Traffic Zone
  2. Vancouver Traffic Zone

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Chapter 1 — Delete paragraph 51

Replace by: 51      Vessels approaching the West Coast on a North Pacific great circle route or approaching from the south along the United States coastline will first enter an area of responsibility of the Prince Rupert Traffic Zone. Radar coverage from Mount Ozard extends seaward for more than 90 kilometres.

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Chapter 1 — Delete paragraph 52

Replace by: 52      The Vancouver Traffic Zone includes waters from the northern tip of Vancouver Island down the Queen Charlotte Strait and the Strait of Georgia to Victoria. The Vancouver Zone is divided up into four sectors. Sectors One, Two and Three are the responsibility of Victoria MCTS Centre and Sector Four is handled by Comox MCTS Centre.

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 53

Delete: centre in Vancouver
Replace by: centre in Victoria

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Chapter 1 — Delete paragraph 54

Replace by: 54    Vessels approaching the West Coast bound for ports of Prince Rupert and Kitimat will enter an area of responsibility of the Prince Rupert Traffic Zone.

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 56

Delete: “Tofino Traffic, … Vancouver Traffic,”
Replace by: Victoria Traffic,

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 57

Delete: Tofino Traffic
Replace by: Prince Rupert Traffic

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 58

Delete: Tofino Traffic
Replace by: Prince Rupert Traffic

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 58

Delete: Victoria and Vancouver Trafficc
Replace by: Victoria Traffic

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 59

Delete:

    Amphitrite Point (48°55'31"N, 125°32'25"W) TofinoTraffic;
Vancouver Harbour (49°17'05"N, 123°06'44"W) Vancouver Traffic;

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Chapter 1 — Delete paragraph 63.

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 65

Delete: Vancouver Traffic Zone
Replace by: Victoria Traffic Zone

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 68

Delete: Vancouver Traffic call sign VAS
Replace by: Victoria Traffic call sign VAK

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Chapter 1 — In the vicinity of paragraph 69

Delete the Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle VTS — VTS 2 diagram.
Delete the Prince Rupert Sector Two VTS — VTS 4 diagram.

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Chapter 1 — Delete paragraph 70

Replace by: 70       Prince Rupert Traffic Zone is Canadian waters of the west coast of Vancouver Island to the limit of the Territorial Sea, including Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet but excluding the inside waters of other inlets. Then following the limit of the Territorial Sea up to the British Columbia/Alaska boundary in Dixon Entrance. The zone is divided into two sectors with sector one further divided into a north and south zone.

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 71, after “Sector One

Insert: North

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Chapter 1 — After paragraph 71

Insert: 71.1       Sector One South is Canadian waters of the west coast of Vancouver Island to the limit of the Territorial Sea, bounded on the north by a line joining Cape Scott to Triangle Island. This includes Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet, but excludes the inside inlets of other inlets. This zone is administered by Prince Rupert Traffic call sign VAJ, assigned frequency is Channel 74 (156.725 MHz).

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 74

Delete: Tofino Traffic
Replace by: Prince Rupert Traffic

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Chapter 1 — Paragraph 75

Delete: Tofino
Replace by: Prince Rupert

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Chapter 2 — Paragraph 139

Delete: “AMVER VANCOUVER”
Replace by: “AMVER VICTORIA”

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Chapter 3 — Table in the vicinity of paragraph 33
Make the following changes in the “Channel” and “Purpose” columns.

Channel Purpose
11 VTS Victoria Sector 1
VTS Prince Rupert North Sector 1
Pilotage
12 VTS Victoria Sector 3
Ports Operations
Pilotage
(22A)
83A
Ship and Canadian Coast Guard working frequency (Victoria and Comox)
74 VTS Prince Rupert South Sector 1
VTS Victoria Sector 2

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Chapter 3 — Delete paragraph 41

Replace by: 41    The Canadian Coast Guard maintains a system of communications between shore Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) Centres and vessels navigating in Canadian coastal and inland waterways. MCTS Centres in British Columbia having ship-shore communications facilities are:

  • Comox call sign VAC
                    Channel 71
                    (49°45'00"N, 124°56'39"W);
  • Prince Rupert call sign VAJ
                    Sector 1 North Channel 11
                    Sector 1 South Channel 74
                    Sector 2 Channel 71
                    (54°17'51"N, 130°25'26"W);
  • Victoria call sign VAK
                    Sector 1 Channel 11
                    Sector 2 Channel 74
                    Sector 3 Channel 12
                    (49°19'32"N, 123°07'56"W).;

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Chapter 3 — Paragraph 66

Delete: Tofino and

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INDEX — After “Time Signals, C3/P60

Delete: Tofino Traffic Zone, C1/P51, C1/P63

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