Procedures

Please give four (4), or more, day’s notice to head office TORRES PILOTS BRISBANE by:

Please advise following details:

  • Pilot boarding ground
  • Time/Date pilot required (LT = UTC + 10 hours)
  • Destination and intended route
  • Maximum transit draft
  • Vessel’s operational speed
  • Vessel’s IMO and call sign
  • Vessel’s email, Sat C or fax numbers

Once the above information has been received TORRES PILOTS BRISBANE will acknowledge the Master and confirm the booking by providing the vessel a Torres Pilots’ booking number.

Included in our booking message will be guidance notes for the pilotage and a pre-boarding questionnaire that should be completed by the Master and sent to our Brisbane office. The pre-boarding questionnaire will request information such as vessel stability data, vessel conditions, displacement and maneuvering / speed table.

Upon receipt of the master’s response to the questionnaire, Brisbane operations will send a set of way points for the pilotage to be considered by the master and to be entered in the vessel’s navigation system.

Government regulation requires the Master to contact REEFVTS no later than 2 hours prior to entry of compulsory pilotage zones and should quote the Torres Pilots booking number in his advice to REEFVTS. Page twenty three (23) details further information about REEFVTS.

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Please click here to be directed to our online Pilot Booking Form.