Pilot vessel at Port of Eden
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  • Pilotage is compulsory for all commercial vessels exceeding 30 meters LOA, unless a current Pilotage Exemption Certificate or Certificate of Local Knowledge is held by the Master.

    Pilotage procedure

    General information

    General information

    Port of Eden Port Limits

    The declared port limits and pilotage area encompass the area W of a line joining Red Point (Lat 37° 06’N Long 149° 57’E) with Worang Point, 2 nautical miles N, as shown on chart AUS192.

    Pilotage

    Pilotage is compulsory for all commercial vessels exceeding 30m LOA, unless a current Marine Pilotage Exemption Certificate or Certificate of Local Knowledge is held by the Master. 

    The pilot boarding ground is in position Lat 37° 04.4’S  Long 149° 56.6’E

    Vessels subject to pilotage regulations should not attempt to enter the port limits without embarking a pilot

    Vessel defects

    The following defects, any of which may adversely affect the safe and efficient handling of the vessel, must be notified when the vessel is booked: - 

    • Deck machinery or equipment operating at less than normal capacity
    • Lower than normal manning for the vessel
    • Non-operational or reduced power thruster units
    • Reduced main engine power
    • Steering faults
    • Non functioning Bridge equipment (such as gyro compass or radar)
    Booking

    Pilot booking procedure

    Ships requiring entry to the Port of Eden must submit a Berthing Application Form no less than 7 days where possible, 48 hours as a minimum, prior to arrival at the pilot boarding ground.

    Ships requiring the services of a pilot at the Port of Eden must submit arrival, removal and departure notices no less than the indicated number of hours prior to the desired movement;

    • Arrival: 7 days where possible, 48 hours as a minimum
    • Removal or Departure: 48 hours

    The berthing application form is to be submitted using the Sydney Ports Integrated (ShIPS) online system or by email to the Harbour Master’s office, at the address listed below.

    phone: +61 2 6496 1719
    email: edenpilots@portauthoritynsw.com.au

    Subsequent notices should, where possible, be made during ordinary office hours (Mon–Fri, 08:00–17:00) and may be forwarded by fax, email or telephone. The final notice prior to a pilot boarding time is to be made by 1500hrs that day.

    Subsequent notices should, where possible, be made during ordinary office hours (Mon–Fri, 08:00–17:00) and may be forwarded by fax, email or telephone. The final notice prior to a pilot boarding time is to be made by 1500hrs that day.

    Except in exceptional circumstances, notification to amend a pilot booking cannot be made between 1700 and 0700 on any day.

    Cancellation charges may apply where a pilotage booking is amended or cancelled within 2 hours of a booked pilot boarding time.

    Communications

    Radio procedures

    On arrival, vessels should make initial contact by calling ‘Eden Harbour’ on VHF Channel 16 or 08. Vessels are requested to call one (1) hour before arrival to confirm their ETA.

    Port working frequencies are VHF Channel 08, 12.

    Whilst at anchor, either outside of port limits or inside Twofold Bay, a continuous listening watch shall be maintained on VHF Channels 08 and 16.

    Boarding requirements

    Required boarding arrangements for Pilots

    IMO Required Boarding Arrangements

    AMSA Information Sheet

    Towage requirements

    Refer to the Harbour Master's Directions.

    Customs

    Port of Eden is a proclaimed first port of entry for Customs and Quarantine purposes.

    Information as to pre-arrival requirements and documentation can be obtained from the Australian Border Force.

    Ballast

    Ballast water discharge is to be undertaken as per the Department of Agriculture and Water resources (DAWR) Ballast Water Management Requirements.

    No reception facilities are available at the Port of Eden.