NORAD Exercise Fabric Virgo
The exercise, which will be conducted in the areas of Vancouver and Vancouver Island from September 15-16, will involve Canadian Forces CF-18 fighters and other aircraft flying at low altitudes. Residents in the exercise area may hear aircraft noise and perhaps see aircraft flying at various times throughout the day. The training will involve the fighters escorting or flying with civilian-looking aircraft, but this is part of the exercise.
Kinder Morgan Updated Security Guidelines
Kinder Morgan/Vancouver Wharves has provided updated security access procedures as of August 4, 2009. Please click here for more information.
Security Update - Cruise Ship Terminals
Cerescorp has issued the following security notice for the cruise ship terminals in Vancouver, BC:
During the 2008 Cruise Ship Season, Transport Canada temporarily allowed for people without a Transport Security Clearance (TSC), to be ‘escorted’ by security personnel into the Restricted 2 areas (R2s). Since this time, Transport Canada has advised that this exception will not be continued any longer and that the TSC requirement will be enforced and must be strictly adhered to.
For Ballantyne Pier and Canada Place, all vendors/contractors/ drivers/service persons eligible to apply for a TSC and needing access to the dock, the data and light control rooms, electrical rooms, the security control room or the vessel are required to have a port pass with a TSC.
Persons without valid security credentials (Port pass with TSC) will be turned away and no exceptions will be made!
DO NOT DELAY … apply for your TSC IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!
The following document is intended to assist persons that service the cruise ships and/or provide services at the cruise ship terminals in the application process for obtaining a Port Pass and/or a Marine Transportation Security Clearance and who the appropriate issuing agency is.
|Card Issuing Authority||Card Issuing Authority
|Find the category that best describes
your business function
|Cerescorp Company||999 Canada Place,
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
Tel: 604-682-8507 or 604-482-8509
|Chamber of Shipping||
|BC Trucking Association||#100-20111 93Avenue
Langley, BC V1M 4A9
|Port Metro Vancouver||
999 Canada Place,
Ferry Operators to Access Security Funds
The fifth and final round of funding will provide up to $5 million to selected domestic ferry operators across the country. The funds may be used by these operators to update and reinforce their security systems and programs, helping them meet the requirements of the Marine Transportation Security Regulations and comply with the International Maritime Organization's International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS). View News Release.
DHS Proposes Biometric Exit Procedures
Release Date: April 22, 2008
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Collection of Alien Biometric Data upon Exit
from the United States at Air and Sea Points of Departure; US-VISIT Program
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a notice of proposed rulemaking that will establish biometric exit procedures at all U.S air and sea ports of departure. The majority of the Canadians are already required to submit digital fingerprints and a digital photograph for admission into the country.* The US-VISIT Exit proposal would require non-U.S. citizens who provide biometric identifiers for admission to also provide digital fingerprints when departing the country from any air or sea ports of departure.