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Embarking a Pilot

Approaches to the ports

Pilot vessels have yellow hulls and orange topsides on which the word ‘PILOT’ is painted. When engaged on pilotage duty they carry international flag or light signals prescribed for pilot vessels on station.


Section 2.23 of Harbour Masters Directions refers

Pilot Ladder Requirements

Section 2.22 of Harbour Masters Directions refers




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