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 St
North Melbourne, Vic 3051

ABN 36 006 413 485

Date of commencement: 1 July 1999

Vessels

Vessel name

ID 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 by Port Phillip Sea Pilots Pty Ltd

Pilot

Licence number

Port of Melbourne

Port of Hastings

Port of Portland

Port of Corner Inlet

1.Captain Caspar Alfrink

2782

   

2.Captain David Benyan

4715

   

3.Captain David Berends

6953

   

4.Captain Gavin Barry

3265

   

5.Captain Robert Buck

432

  

7466

6.Captain David Burns

419

512

  

7.Captain John Carroll

426

513

507

 

8.Captain Matthew Close

2756

   

9.Captain Darren Corbett

3347

   

10.Captain Peter Court

5425

  

7368

11.Captain Dale Cunningham

5372

   

12.Captain Marcus De Fina

4578

   

13.Captain David DeSouza

434

   

14.Captain Jonathan Dicker

2748

   

15.Captain Robert Fernon

2061

7882

  

16.Captain Tim Fitzgerald

3484

 

9721

7366

17.Captain Michael Hanson

2580

9744

  

18.Captain Richard Hart

1786

3140

  

19.Captain Ronald Jones

3300

   

20.Captain Mark Keane

3198

 

5377

 

21.Captain Damian Laughlin

4897

   

22.Captain David Lawrie

3107

   

23.Captain Brian Liley

1544

3821

  

24.Captain Gregory Martin

2238

   

25.Captain Ray McAllister

1466

5375

 

7364

26.Captain Bruce McMinn

1294

3747

  

27.Captain Craig Murchie

2915

   

28.Captain David Porrett

2432

 

5399

 

29.Captain Bradley Seal

3143

 

8311

 

30.Captain Toby Shelton

4653

   

31.Captain Gerard Veldkamp

433

2401

5266

 

32.Captain Dean Zanoni

3559

   

33.Captain Kieran Quilty

8779

   

34.Captain James Tayton

9475

   

35.Captain Andrew Herman

9643

   

36.Captain Arjan Visser

18224

   

Port of Portland Pty Ltd

Barton Pl
PO Box 292
Portland, Vic 3305

ACN 072 507 012

Date of commencement: 1 July 1999

Vessels

Vessel name

ID 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

Capt. S Rabie
Managing Director
Australian Pilotage Group
Scottish House
Level 4, 90 William St
Melbourne Vic 3000

ACN 606 490 591

Date of commencement: 16 February 2018

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.

MBB-BK117C1 - Registration: VH-OVK and VH-OVG

Retained: Two AS365N2 Dauphin helicopters – Registration: VH-LRC and VH-LRH

Pilots employed for Australian Pilotage Group Pty Ltd

Pilot

Licence number

Captain David Ellis

1922

Captain Charles Griffiths

406

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