February 17, 2022 | Circular No. 11396

Dear Member,

As a follow up to our CL 11388 advising members of the outcome of the PPA-BCCP arbitration, this circular letter provides a recap of the key operational changes that were negotiated into the new service agreement.

As outlined in the PPAs February 16th Memo to industry, below are some highlights:

  • All safety clauses have been removed
  • Changes to wording for cancelled assignments
  • Changes to the order times for 1500 and 1730 (Coming into effect – Monday February 21, 2022, at 1500)
    • The 1500 dispatch time was for orders between 1800 and 2359 and this has been amended to 1800 to 0159.
    • The 1730 dispatch time was for orders between 0000 and 1059 and is now from 0200 to 1059.
    • This change is for a six-month trial period and is to provide the pilots with a few hours additional rest.
  • A new MOU signed to review and address callbacks

The financial component of the service agreement has been presented to industry where the PPA proposed a 4.8% increase to hourly and unit fees, 3.8% on launch and travel fees and a $300/assignment temporary surcharge to annualize the service charge.  This proposal is being reviewed with the West Coast District Committee and the Pilotage Committee.

Please direct any questions to the undersigned


Chad Allen

Director, Marine Operations