Information Bulletin regarding changes to the management of the government docks Harbour Authority of Saltspring Island (HASSI) due to COVID-19.
The Harbour office, showers and washrooms have been closed to the public for over a week and remains so until further notice. Staff are working on site, please respect public distancing and limit contact to phone and email. In emergency call 911, the Harbour Master at 250 537-7530. For non urgent issues, call office at 250 537-5711 or email at Harbour@HASSI.ca.
Docks: essential or emergency only, specifically:
Kanaka dock will not re-open to transient visitor moorage at this time. Monthly moorage contracts will be extended.
Breakwater dock will be open to essential and emergency vessels only (this includes outer islanders getting supplies). We are in ongoing discussion with the floatplanes.
Centennial dock is open to existing monthly contract customers only. Temporary dinghy moorage at Centennial is being relocated to the boat launch ramp dock area (not blocking launch).
Fulford inner existing monthly moorage contract only. Fulford outer essential and emergency services only. No transient visitors.
No added restrictions at Burgoyne, Vesuvius or Musgrave (at this point in time).
The border is now closed. Custom Clearance Port is on Pender. Our facilities are not open to visitors at this time. We have been in touch with Canada Border Agencies, RCMP and Coast Guard.
(Please note: there are local vessels that may be register in the US but homeporting in BC for their work crews etc. For example: a vessel at our dock with an American flag recently was not arriving in from the States. It had been purchased there 6 months ago- they were advised to remove the flag to avoid confusion.).
Chair, Harbour Authority of Saltspring Island