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34PORT OF MONTREAL 2018 DIRECTORYPilotingPiloting is compulsory. Pilots board inboundvessels at Anse-aux-Basques (near LesEscoumains) to direct ships as far as the Port ofQuebec, where they are relieved of their dutiesfor the trip to Trois-Rivières. Pilots must berelieved again at Trois-Rivières before ships mayproceed to Montreal.Pilot stations are the same for vesselsheading upstream or downstream.Berthinga)PilotsRiver pilots help to dock and undock vessels onarrival and departure. Harbour pilots help toperform most of the movements within theharbour limits.However, under certain very specificconditions, a vessel may move from its mooringswithout pilots onboard.b)Use of TugsSome vessels in the port, having met therequirements of MPA practices and proceduresmay, at the discretion of the captain and withthe consent of the pilot, choose not to use theservices of a tugboat.In certain circumstances and conditionsrelated to environmental protection, the safetyof navigation or the security of facilities andoperations, the MPA may oblige the ship toprocure rug services. The applicable towingrequirements according to the type of vessel orstopover terminal are indicated. Additionaltowing requirements may be set by the differentterminal operators. c)LinesmenThe Maritime Employers Association (MEA) isresponsible for providing the services oflinesmen. They are required for all vessels usinglongeshoremen from local 375 to handle cargo.The Harbour Master’s Control Centreprovides dispatch service for the MEA linesmen,24 hours a day, seven days a week. Any orderfor linesmen must by placed by the agent atleast four hours before the vessel’s departure. For vessels that do not require the serviceof MEA linesmen, the services of linesmen areavailable through Urgence Marine Inc. d)BoatmenBoatmen are not normally required fortending lines, but boatmen services for thatpurpose are available if necessary.Available Servicesa)GangwayExcept for passenger vessels, ships’gangways or accommodation ladders arenormally used.b)Fresh waterServices are available at most berths in theharbour.c)BunkeringMost types and grades of fuel oil anddiesel oil are available by barge, by tank truck,or from various oil company wharves. Pipelinesare available at certain wharves or piers. d)Provisions and storesAll types of provisions, as well as deck,cabin and engine stores are available locally.e)ConsulatesAll major countries are represented byconsuls in Montreal.f)LabourAvailable through local stevedoring firms.g)HospitalsMariners may receive treatment at severalhospitals including St. Mary’s Hospital, St-LucHospital, Montreal General Hospital, JewishGeneral Hospital and Notre-Dame Hospital.h)RepairsMount Royal/Walsh, Ocean, Navamar ShipRepairs, Technifab Welding, R.B.M. Ship Servicesand several others are well equipped to performhull, deck and engine repairs, and generalrepairs of any nature.Divex Marine and SPG Hydro provideunderwater repair and inspection services. i)Heavy-lift equipmentOne floating crane (St. Lawrence SeawayHercules): 250-tonne capacity.10Useful Information forNavigators, Shipping Linesand AgentsSECTION10

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