About Us

Deep Sea and Coastal Pilots Ltd was founded in 1960 and are one of the longest standing agencies

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The Company

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Based in Gravesend, UK, 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 English 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.

Founded in 1960 and one of the longest standing agencies, we utilise the services of UK Trinity House certified deep sea pilots who have all previously served as Master with a minimum of three years command experience. Following extensive training, examination and gaining of their license, our pilots face annual revalidation to test competency and ensure that they are at the forefront of all Navigational changes. All of these combined ensures that they are some of the most experienced and knowledgeable individuals in their area of operation.


The Company

How we operate

From an operations perspective, we are ISO 9001:2015 Quality Assurance Certified with annual audits by Lloyds Register of London. Our operations are 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensuring our clients have access to our services at all times. Our pilots are experienced on many varieties of vessels meaning they can provide their services to all shipping sectors.


Professional navigation

as a matter of course

Please visit our detailed service pages for more information regarding the different services we provide, or alternatively, please feel free to contact us via phone or email and someone will be happy to provide you with the information you are looking for.

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