Risk Study of Double Pilotage in the Laurentian Pilotage Authority Region

The objective of this study was to answer the following questions: What are the second pilot’s duties? What is the added value of the second pilot? When is a second pilot really necessary? How much is risk reduced by having the second pilot? To achieve this objective, an approach was used based on an expanded version of the Pilotage Risk Management Methodology (TP 13741E). The study resulted in a risk analysis model to assess the level of risk for a ship’s transit on the St. Lawrence River in regions 1 and 2 of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority. To illustrate the application of the model in a regulatory context, the report includes tables showing the level of risk generated by a typical vessel transit of various distances and durations. These tables help to assess the relevance of whether a second pilot is required based on the level of tolerable risk. Thy study concluded that, in order to achieve optimal management of double pilotage requirements, the level of risk would have to be measured on a case-by-case basis using a further refined and validated version of the model.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Canada

    Transportation Development Centre, 800 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West, Suite 600
    Montreal, Quebec  Canada  H3B 2X1

    Innovation Maritime

    53 Saint-Germain Ouest
    Rimouski, Quebec G5L 4B4,   Canada 

    Robert Hamelin et Associes

    P.O. Box 95
    St Jean Chrysostome, Quebec G6Z 2L4,   Canada 

    Rhodes & Associates, Incorporated

    177 Jenny Wrenway
    Toronto, Ontario M2H 2Z3,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Paquin, J
    • Richard, A
    • Fournier, M
    • Rhodes, W
  • Publication Date: 2004-6


  • English
  • French

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 135p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TP 14295E
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 2005 1:17PM