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AMSA Licensed Marine Pilots

Hydrographers Passage

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Information to help you plan


Pilot booking procedures

Passage planning & monitoring

Requirements for safe passage

Experienced & Qualified

All our Pilots are fully qualified Master Mariners with experience gained globally on high value vessels

Licensed Marine Pilots

We provide professional marine pilotage to vessels transiting the compulsory area of
Hydrographers Passage en-route to the coal ports of Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point

Safe. Efficient. On time.

We provide marine pilotage that is safe, efficient and on time to all vessels. Our Pilots are fully qualified Master Mariners with experience gained world wide on high value vessels. All Pilots are subject to periodical checks on competency and attend regular professional development courses to further enhance their skills and knowledge.

  • Our Marine Pilots are uniformed professionals
  • Have expertise in working with multi-national shipping lines
  • Operate with a uniformed approach to Pilot/Master exchange
  • Operate under a fully integrated and certified Safety Management System

About Us

Hydro Marine Pilots is based in the Queensland city of Mackay and specialises in Marine Pilotage of Hydrograpgers Passage.

Our partner companies also include Mackay Helicopters, Gladstone Helicopters, and Whitsunday Helicopters.
We’re experienced in the provision of pilotage to Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point.
Our friendly team pride themselves on providing the very best service.
All our Pilots are accredited and licenced by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

We leave our customers knowing they’re in good hands.

  • 24 - 7 - 365

    We provide Marine Pilotage Services twenty four hours per day every day of the year. Thats right – 24/7/365.

  • 30 Years Experience

    No one knows the Great Barrier Reef like us – we’ve been in business for over 30 years.

  • Bulk Carriers - General shipping - Cruise liners

    Our qualified team of Marine Pilots, who have over 60 years of combined experience, assist all types of vessel passing through Hydrographers Passage.

  • Book online!

    With Hydro Marine Pilots you can book a Marine Pilot online from your PC, Smart Phone, or Tablet.

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Hydro Marine Pilots team of Pilot’s advise on the safe navigation of vessels through Hydrographers Passage.

Our licensed Marine Pilots perform their duties with skill, care and diligence to ensure the safe passage of the vessel being piloted and are considered stewards of the marine environment.

If you are the holder of a Certificate of Competency as Master for ships of 3000 or more gross tonnage issued under Marine Orders Part 3, have over 5 years Command experience, are legally entitled to work in Australia, and are seeking a new opportunity with a growing business that specialises in Marine Pilot services we would be interested in hearing from you.

Information at a glance

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) mandates compulsory pilotage for vessels that are 70 meters or longer, or ships carrying oil, chemicals or liquefied gas in Hydrographers Passage.

Compulsory Pilotage
Compulsory Pilotage

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