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Pilotage service

The procedures for arrivals and departures are described below.

Our VHF channel is CH14 .

Arrival Procedure

Pilotage is compulsory for vessels of 500gt and over.

There are 3 boarding positions:

  • inside the North Entrance Channel (voluntary)
  • inside the South Entrance Channel (voluntary)
  • between beacon 3 and 6 (compulsory for vessels of 500gt and over)

Vessel should request pilot 24 hrs in advance by local agent.

Vessel should call Vigo Pilots 1 hr before arrival to the pilot boarding position on VHF CH14.

Vessels requesting voluntary pilotage shall expressly specify this.

Following information should be provided:

  • Manoeuvring characteristics (propulsion, rudder, thrusters) (only first call)
  • Draughts and air-draught
  • Deficiencies affecting manoeuvrability
  • Required tugs

3 nautical miles before pilot boarding position vessel should notify Vigo Pilots on VHF CH14.

Departure Procedure

Vessel should call Vigo Pilots 30/75 minutes* before required pilot boarding time on VHF CH14.

Vessels should provide following information:

  • Draughts and air-draught (only some berths)
  • Deficiencies affecting manoeuvrability
  • Required tugs

* 30 minutes in zone A (Vigo Port)
* 75 minutes in zone B (other berths in Vigo Bay)

Procedures for inner movements, sea trail and ship launching

Vessel should request pilot 24 hrs in advance by local agent providing necessary permits.

Vessel should call Vigo Pilots 60 minutes before required pilot boarding time on VHF CH14.

Vessels should provide following information:

  • Draughts and air-draught (only some berths)
  • Deficiencies affecting manoeuvrability
  • Required tugs

 

Tugs Usage

Following table shows minimum number of tugs to be used for berthing / unberthing in Port of Vigo as per local regulation (see document ES).
Actual number of tugs might be increased by duty pilot depending on prevailing conditions (weather & berth situation).

GT 1
LOA
without bowthruster with bowthruster high maneuver-ability 2
normal conditions
high maneuver-ability 2
adverse conditions
3.000 - 8.000 GT
90,00 - 130,00 m
1 0 0 0
8.001 - 15.000 GT
130,01 - 150,00 m
2 0 0 0
15.001 - 30.000 GT
150,01 - 240,00 m
2 1 0 1 arrival / 0 departure
more than 30.000 GT
more than 240,00 m
2 1 0 1

Remarks:
1 for container vessels with deck cargo GT shall be multiplied by 1,5 when using above table
2 high maneuverability vessels:

  • 2 propellers + 2 rudders + bowthruster
  • bowthruster + sternthruster
  • becker rudder + bowthruster
  • azi-pods + bowthruster

Pilot ladder

Pilot ladder should be prepared according to IMO standards, normally 1 mtr above the water.
The pilot is obliged to report any deficiency to the competent authority.


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