Pilotage services providers

To ensure the safety of a ships passage within the port waters of Victoria, licensed pilots are employed by pilotage services providers to guide ships into and out of port waters.

Provision of pilotage services

The provision of pilotage services is described in Part 7.1 (Provision of Pilotage Services) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

Register of pilotage service providers

In accordance with section 244 of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic), the Director, Transport Safety must establish and maintain a register of all pilotage services providers registered under Part 7.1 of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

Requirement to notify the Director, Transport Safety of changes to registration information

In accordance with section 245 of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic), a pilotage services provider must notify the Director, Transport Safety within 14 days after any change to information recorded in the register.

Pilotage competency and capacity

The Director, Transport Safety considers that registration as a pilotage services provider is not an attestation of a person's competency for the provision of pilotage services.

Port Phillip Sea Pilots Pty Ltd 

9-11 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
A.B.N. 36 006 413 485 

Date of commencement:

1 July 1999

Vessels  

Vessel name I.D. Number

Mavis III

MB496

Victoria III

MB7159

Wyuna III

MB11299

Ranger III

MSV 11818

Corsair

MSV 12565

Nepean

MSV 12837

Transfer by other means other than vessel

Port Phillip Sea Pilots Pty Ltd will continue to evaluate the transfer of pilots by helicopter. The current arrangements comply with the safety standard requirements as defined in the Act.

Pilots employed for Port of Melbourne, Geelong, Hastings and Portland

Pilot

Licence Number

Port of Melbourne

Port of Hastings

Port of Portland

Captain Caspar Alfrink

2782

  

Captain David Benyan

4715

  

Captain David Berends

6953

  

Captain Gavin Barry

3265

  

Captain Robert Buck

432

  

Captain David Burns

419

512

 

Captain John Carroll

426

513

507

Captain Matthew Close

2756

  

Captain Darren Corbett

3347

  

Captain Peter Court

5425

  

Captain Dale Cunningham

5372

  

Captain Marcus De Fina

4578

  

Captain David DeSouza

434

  

Captain Jonathan Dicker

2748

  

Captain Robert Fernon

2061

7882 

 

Captain Tim Fitzgerald

3484

  

Captain Michael Hanson

2580

  

Captain Richard Hart

1786

3140

 

Captain Ronald Jones

3300

  

Captain Rajesh Kapoor

431

2304 

 

Captain Mark Keane

3198

 

5377 

Captain Damian Laughlin

4897

  

Captain David Lawrie

3107

  

Captain Brian Liley

1544

3821

 

Captain Gregory Martin

2238

  

Captain Raymond McAllister

1466

5375

 

Captain Bruce McMinn

1294

3747

 

Captain Craig Murchie

2915

  

Captain Neale Oxley

422

511

5379

Captain David Porrett

2432

 

5399

Captain Bradley Seal

3143

 

 8206 

Captain Toby Shelton

4653

  

Captain Gerard Veldkamp

433

2401

5266

Captain Dean Zanoni

3559

  

Captain Kieran Quilty

8779

  

Port of Portland Pty Ltd 

Barton Place
PO Box 292 
Portland VIC 3305
A.C.N. 072 507 012

Date of commencement: 

1 July 1999

Vessels 

Vessel name I.D. number
Lewis II MB 81
Tiger MB 11448

Transfer by other means other than vessel

Port of Portland Pty Ltd does not use any other means to transfer Pilots other than current registered vessels.

Pilots employed for Port of Portland  

Pilot Licence number
Captain Altaf Hussain 3243
Captain Milinda Gammune 3500

Australian Pilotage Group Pty Ltd 

C/O Deloitte Private
PO Box 78
Melbourne VIC 3000
A.C.N. 606 490 591

Date of commencement:

Not yet commenced.

Vessels

Australian Pilotage Group Pty Ltd has no vessels to record on the Register.

Transfer by other means other than vessel

Australian Pilotage Group Pty Ltd has listed transfer by helicopter.

Pilots employed for Australian Pilotage Group Pty Ltd

Pilot Licence number
Captain David Ellis 1922

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