Pilotage

Pilotage is compulsory and available 24 hours.
Marine Pilots are transferred to and from vessels by helicopter. A pilot boat is on standby should the helicopter not be available. General communication with the helicopter is on VHF Channel 14.
Port Control will advice which side the ladder should be rigged. Man ropes must be provided, pilot hoists are not acceptable. Vessels are served in order of priority in terms of the Marine Resource Reservation System.
Vessels should send ETA for pilotage to the Harbour Master 48 and 24hrs in advance. Also supplying by fax the availability and position of a landing area or a winching area only.

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