Welcome to Torres Pilots

Torres Pilots provides Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) licensed pilots in the three (3) compulsory pilotage areas of the Great Barrier Reef.

Torres Pilots has over 35 AMSA licensed pilots. Trainee pilots must comply with AMSA and service standards for qualifications, watch keeping experience, health, under keel clearance management (UKCM) and ECDIS training. Torres Pilots require trainees to have a Master Class 1 qualification and have extensive command experience on commercial vessels operating on international routes. TP pilots regularly attend AMSA approved professional development and check pilot training programs.


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Shipping Information

Licensed pilots in three compulsory pilotage areas

Torres Pilots provides Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) licensed pilots in three compulsory pilotage areas of the Great Barrier Reef.


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Pilot Information

Pilotage in the GBR is one of the longest single handed pilotages in the world

Pilotage is compulsory for vessels over 70m in length and all loaded tankers in the Inner Route and Great North East Channel of the Great Barrier Reef.


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Hold Inspection Surveys

Qualified surveyors reside in Mackay if your charterer requires a hold survey to be conducted

Fees offered by Torres Pilots are substantially less than the fees charged by our competitors when arranged by the local agents. Contact Head Office Brisbane for further information arranging a Hold Inspection Survey for vessels loading Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminals.


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