MARSEC Level 1
All port operations are normal.
Port Metro Vancouver is responsible for maintaining the safe and efficient movement of marine traffic and cargo within its jurisdiction. Marine operations responsibilities include marine patrols, ship inspections, event planning, permitting of dangerous goods and the provision of navigational and safety advice.
The Port works in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders including municipalities, police forces and federal agencies and is fully integrated with global transportation networks. Responsibilities range from the administration of all waterborne activities, the development of marine safety rules and procedures, to a rotating on-call duty Harbour Master to deal with incidents.
The Port operates five working harbour patrol vessels with crew and offers 24/7 on-water services including emergency response, vessel inspections, harbour monitoring and various support services to the marine community.