Passage plans for Queensland ports
Efficient pilotage depends upon the effectiveness of the communication and exchange of information between the pilot, the master and the bridge personnel.
On boarding the ship, the pilot and master must ensure that all navigational procedures, local conditions, tides, currents, tugs, weather and ship characteristics are fully understood. One of the key methods of communication used to gain a general agreement on pilotage plans and procedures for the arrival and departure of the ship is the completion of a passage plan by the master and pilot.
The below approved passage plans are available for the information of masters.
- Hay Point (arrival)
- Hay Point (departure)
- Mackay (arrival)
- Mackay (departure)
- Helicopter safety Hay Point and Mackay Harbour – information for ship masters
- Cape Flattery
- Port Douglas
- Skardon River
- Thursday Island
- Hey Point
- Smiths Creek/ Trinity Inlet
For further information contact a Maritime Safety Queensland regional office.