as a matter of course
With a combination of knowledge and experience, a deep sea pilot can greatly enhance the safety of a vessel whilst relieving a Master and crew from fatigue and navigational stress. Through their expert passage planning it helps owners realise cost savings through bunker reductions, whilst also enhancing a vessels overall Bridge Team Management.
Deep Sea & Coastal Pilots is one of the largest Deep Sea Pilotage agencies in Europe providing Deep Sea Pilotage, VTS/Traffic Management and Navigational Audit services to seagoing vessels in the Dover strait shipping Channel and the North Sea. We pride ourselves on the high level of service we offer, building close relationships with our clients which is reflected in the trust they put in us to enhance the safety of their vessels.
Deep Sea & Coastal Pilots provide their pilotage services to a wide variety of vessels including Liner, Car Carriers, VLCC’s, Product tankers, Bulkers, Gas Carriers and many more. Having a detailed knowledge of the English Channel and the North Sea through their previous experience and extensive training, it provides Masters and owners with increased safety and helps mitigate the risk of accident or collision.
Navigational audit services
Deep Sea and Coastal Pilots Ltd is able to offer our bespoke auditing service utilising the considerable experience of our pilots across the maritime industry. Given their previous experience as Master and knowledge gained as a licensed deep sea pilot, our pilots are in and prime position to provide these audits with special attention on the Navigation and BTM elements.
Pilot based traffic management will allow the survey team to concentrate on providing the best data for the client, on time and within budget, and therefore allowing for all the crew's attention to be solely on the project in hand. We always provide two pilots for projects meaning that one is on duty at all times.