Our Team and Culture

Another reason to choose Hydro Marine Pilots for your transit through Hydrographers Passage

General Manager

General Manager

Alister Munro

Alister draws experience from many years of hands on, fast paced maritime experience in his previous roles as a shipping agent dealing with vessels loading and discharging a multitude of cargoes including coal, bauxite, break bulk, live cattle export, along with ship husbandry duties, port scheduling and shipper representation.

Having a firm understanding of the flow of vessels through the Great Barrier Reef compulsory pilotage zones comes from Alister’s experience in both the southern and northern sectors of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park based out of Mackay and Weipa in an agency capacity.

Alister is an Alumni of the Australian Maritime College with a Bachelor of Science in the Marine Environment, and fully understands and is committed to protecting the fragile and precious Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Master Mariner

Master Mariner

Waqar Kahloon

Waqar is an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Licensed coastal Marine Pilot and Master Mariner. During his career Waqar has worked on wide range of vessels, including bulk cargo, container, oil tanker and bitumen carriers. Joining the Maritime industry as a deck cadet in January 1976, Waqar has worked on various types of ships in different capacity as Deck Officer. Waqar was issued with his Master Mariner license by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) in November 1994. After 10 years of command on foreign going vessels, Waqar joined Hydro Marine Pilots in 2005 as a Marine Pilot and has since retained this position with us and now has more than a decade of experience guiding vessels through Hydrographers Passage specifically.

Master Mariner

Master Mariner

Vasyl Stiazhkin

Vasyl is an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Licensed coastal Marine Pilot and Master Mariner. During his career Vasyl has worked on wide range of vessels, including bulk cargo and container carriers. Vasyl joined the maritime industry in 1995 after graduating at Odesa National Marine Academy after which he worked as a ships officer until 2004. Vasyl is an experienced ships Master working in the role from 2004 to 2008. After moving to Australia in 2008 Vasyl worked for SWIRE Shipping and joined Hydro Marine Pilots as a Marine Pilot 2 years later.

Finance Officer

Rhoda Muller

Stores & Logistics Manager

Veronica Sutcliffe

Our Location

Hydro Marine Pilots office is based in the heart of the Mackay business centre, conveniently located 8 minutes from the Mackay airport.

  • Hydro Marine Pilots - A Modern Office Front
  • Hydro Marine Pilots - A Modern Office

We are ideally located to 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.

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