Flinders Ports has a skilled and highly experienced local pilotage team available 24 hours each day all year round to help vessels safely navigate to their berth once they enter port waters.
We require all marine pilots to hold a Master Class 1 Certificate of Competency. All pilots receive ongoing training and are subject to strict quality standards and monitoring. In marine pilotage, many safety lessons and protocols have been adopted from the airline sector. Pilots undergo training in Bridge Resource Management and Advanced Bridge Resource Management. Pilots must also complete ‘scaled ship model’ training, where emergency scenarios are practised using a ‘to scale’ vessel on water. Emergency drills and other training exercises are also regularly conducted on maritime simulators.