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Pilotage Technical and Safety Standard Revision

Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The Darwin Harbourmaster yesterday issued a revised Pilotage Technical and Safety Standard for the Port of Darwin. This is now available HEREKey changes to the Pilotage Standard include the training and licensing regime for Darwin Marine Pilots, however there is no change to the pilotage exemption process. » Read more

Darwin Harbour Shipping Channels

Thursday, 05 February 2015
Large ships move in and out of Darwin Harbour via the shipping channels during all hours of the day and night. Ships are not necessarily constrained to the channels and sometimes travel outside them. A BLIND SPOT can extend for many hundreds of metres in front of large ships (even up to one kilometre for some vessels) and large ships cannot alter course quickly and cannot stop quickly. Large ships may not be able to deviate from their course and small sailing craft should be prepared to avoid these large vessels and make it clear that they are avoiding them » Read more