Dues, Rates and Charges and Pilotage Arrangements - Portsmouth Port Authority Port Manager's Office Whale Island Way, Portsmouth, PO2 8EB ...

 
Dues, Rates and Charges and Pilotage Arrangements - Portsmouth Port Authority Port Manager's Office Whale Island Way, Portsmouth, PO2 8EB ...
Dues, Rates and Charges

                                           SECTION 1: DUES RATES AND CHARGES
and Pilotage Arrangements

               Portsmouth Port Authority
               Port Manager’s Office
               Whale Island Way,
               Portsmouth, PO2 8EB

1 April 2019
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SECTION 1
Pilot Charges............................................................................................................... 05
Dock Dues Portsmouth International Cruise and Ferry Port .................................... 06
Cargo Dues/Wharfage Portsmouth International Cruise and Ferry Port............... 07
Mooring Gang Charges, Portsmouth International Cruise and Ferry Port............ 09
Storage Dues, Portsmouth International Cruise and Ferry Port............................... 09
Sale of Fresh Water.....................................................................................................10
Mandatory Waste Disposal........................................................................................ 11
Schedule of Rates for the Camber Dock.................................................................... 11
Miscellaneous..............................................................................................................14

SECTION 2
CHAPTERS
Portsmouth Competent Harbour Authority.................................................................17
Area of Jurisdiction and compulsory Pilotage...........................................................18
Pilot Boat Boarding Points...........................................................................................21
Facilities to be provided for Pilots...............................................................................21
Failure to take a Pilot.................................................................................................. 22
Requests for Pilots and ETA/ETD reporting.............................................................. 23
Pilotage Surcharges.................................................................................................... 24
Reporting misconduct of Pilots................................................................................... 26
Pilotage Exemption Certificate.................................................................................. 26
Charges for acts of Self Pilotage............................................................................... 29

APPENDICES
APPENDIX 1.................................................................................................................31
APPENDIX 2................................................................................................................ 32
APPENDIX 3................................................................................................................ 38
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     SECTION 1: DUES RATES AND CHARGES
PILOT CHARGES

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                           Ship                                                 Charges
                Overall Length                         Standard           Nab £    Berth to Berth
                                                       Charge £                    Movements £
Under     48m                                           240.00          300.00         83.00
From      48m         not exceeding        70m          341.00           426.25        95.00
Over      70m         not exceeding        90m          505.00           631.25       128.00
Over      90m         not exceeding        110m         599.00           748.75       155.00
Over      110m        not exceeding        130m         648.00           810.00       187.00
Over      130m        not exceeding        150m         705.00           881.25       213.00
Over      150m        not exceeding        170m         762.00*          952.50       245.00
Over      170m        not exceeding        220m         831.00*        1038.75        268.00
Over      220m        not exceeding        270m         896.00*        1,120.00       296.00
Over      270m                                          970.00*        1,212.50       319.00
*Arriving from the west only
Charges are based on ships’ overall length in metres.
A berth to berth move will have an additional charge if a pilot boat is required
to be used.
With regard to tall ships and other sailing vessels, the overall length is the total
physical length of the vessel including the bowsprit (if deployed).
Details of surcharges that may be applied can be found within Section 2,
Competent Harbour Authority – ​Pilotage Arrangements.

Charges for Acts of Self Pilotage
    a. For ships exceeding 80 metres overall length.................................... £14.70
    b. For ships not exceeding 80 metres overall length ...............................£9.60

Charges for Fees for Pilotage Exemption Certificates
    a. Granting of a Certificate.................................................................... £180.00
    b. Annual renewal of a Certificate ......................................................... £50.00
    c. In the case of (a) above where a re-examination is required.......... £90.00
    d. Amendment of certificate .................................................................... £50.00

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DOCK DUES PORTSMOUTH INTERNATIONAL
SECTION 1: DUES RATES AND CHARGES

                                    CRUISE AND FERRY PORT – ​EFFECTIVE FROM
                                    THE 1 JANUARY 2019
                                    RO/RO Vessel Dock Dues
                                    Dock Dues – ​Overall Length of vessel (price per call)
                                                   Overall Length
                                                    Under 50m                                  £385.00
                                                     Over 50m                                  £449.00
                                                     Over 90m                                  £549.00
                                                    Over 100m                                  £684.00
                                                    Over 125m                                  £750.00
                                                    Over 145m                                  £864.00
                                                    Over 160m                                  £977.00
                                                    Over 180m                                 £1,090.00

                                    Cruise Vessel Dock Dues
                                    Dock Dues – ​based on overall length of vessel – ​price upon application.
                                    Payable in respect of cruise ships which secure to land or collect passengers at
                                    the International Cruise and Ferry Port (inclusive of ISPS Level 1 security and one
                                    general garbage skip hire).
                                    Any hazardous waste or CAT 1 international food waste – ​price upon application
                                    Vessels over 200m or wishing to go to Anchorage should contact the Harbour
                                    Master directly on 023 9285 5902 or email
                                    Rupert.Taylor@portsmouth-port.co.uk

                                    LO/LO Vessel Dock Dues
                                    (Subject to VAT where GT is less than 15 tonnes)
                                    Payable in respect of ships, boats or other vessels loading or unloading upon
                                    or from the wharves and quays and other works belonging to Portsmouth City
                                    Council.
                                    To or from any port................ £1.11 per GT

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Vessels which take more than 24 hours to load or discharge may be liable for the

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appropriate a-forementioned rates to be applied for each subsequent period of
24 hours which the vessel remains alongside the dock or wharf.

Ships Dues (Lay-By)
Ships, Boats and other vessels which berth for lay-by, taking bunkers, taking water
or repair or RO/RO vessels which have exceeded their allocated slot time.
The daily rates will be those shown above (i.e. those set out for RO/RO Vessel
Dock Dues) and will apply between the end of the designated slot time (maximum
4 hours for RO/RO) and for each subsequent period of 24 hours or part thereof
until the time of departure.

CARGO DUES/WHARFAGE PORTSMOUTH
INTERNATIONAL CRUISE AND FERRY PORT –​
EFFECTIVE FROM 1 JANUARY 2019
RO/RO Vessel, Passenger and Cargo Dues
Passenger Dues
Adults                             First 50,000                   £4.89
                                   Next 50,000                    £4.17
                                   Over 50,00                     £3.35
Day Trips                              Adults                     £1.69
                                     Children                     £0.70
Cars and Caravans                  First 50,000                   £4.17
                                   Over 50,000                    £3.35
Motorcycles, Cycles,                                              £0.47
Mopeds and Scooters
Coaches                                                          £30.27
Domestic Pets                                                     £1.93
Excursion Cars                                                    £1.92

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Cargo Dues
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                                     Commercial Vehicles up to 6 metres                            £21.40
                                     Freight Cars                                                  £18.38
                                     Freight Caravans                                              £25.33
                                     Commercial Vehicles over 6 metres                             £33.76
                                     Livestock                                             Price upon application

                                    The above tariffs are subject to an annual review on 1 January each year. All
                                    other tariffs are reviewed on 1 April each year.

                                    Cruise Vessel Passenger Dues
                                    Price upon application

                                    LO/LO Vessel Cargo/Wharfage Dues
                                    These dues are payable on all goods (except personal luggage of passengers)
                                    landed or shipped upon or from wharves operated by Portsmouth City Council.

                                    Per Tonne Rate
                                    77p................ Ash, Granite, Stone, Sand, Shingle, Aggregate.
                                    £1.13............. Asphalt, Bricks, Cement, Empties, Fertiliser, Coal, Coke, Hardboard
                                                        Fencing, Pitch, Tar, Tarmac, Scrap Metal, Oil, Lime, Waste Paper,
                                                        Scrap Rubber, Timber, Plywood.
                                    £1.60............. Beans, Barley, Bran, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Flour,
                                                        Onions, Tomatoes, Oatmeal, Sugar, Steel, Wheat, Metal, Hay and
                                                        Straw, Peas and Milk.
                                    £2.50............. All other goods not otherwise scheduled.

                                    Per Vehicle Rate
                                    £2.14............. Two wheeled vehicles
                                    £19.97........... Three and four wheeled vehicles (unladen)

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MOORING GANG CHARGES, PORTSMOUTH

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INTERNATIONAL CRUISE AND FERRY PORT
             Overall Length
              Up to 100m                                    £65.00
              Up to 150m                                     £97.70
              Up to 200m                                    £135.70
              Over 200m                                     £173.50

If a vessel requires to berth or slip outside its normal slot time and between
0:00 hours and 05:45 hours, double the above charge will apply.

STORAGE DUES, PORTSMOUTH
INTERNATIONAL CRUISE AND FERRY PORT
Parking Charges (For driver-accompanied freight vehicles)
Parking of driver-accompanied vehicles within the Port’s restricted area without
permission is not permitted. Please contact the Duty Traffic Supervisor for
permission and charges.
Parking charges for all abnormal and out of gauge loads (accompanied and
unaccompanied) will be applicable. For all imports the charges will apply after
an initial 12 hour grace period taken from the actual time of arrival from the vessel
from which the load is discharged. For all exports the changes will apply after an
initial 12 hour grace period taken from the load’s actual time of arrival on the site
at Portsmouth International Cruise and Ferry Port.
Any unauthorised vehicle (including any vehicle not classified as a frustrated
export or import) parked within the restricted area shall be subject to a charge
as follows:
Vehicles parked for more than one hour will be charged from the time of arrival
at the following rate:
£5.00 per hour or part thereof (subject to VAT).

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Demurrage Charges
SECTION 1: DUES RATES AND CHARGES

                                    Un-accompanied freight to include frustrated exports and import trailers not
                                    collected.
                                                       Hours                                      Charge £
                                                    Over 24 hours                                £6.00 a day
                                                    Over 6 days                                  £9.00 a day
                                                    Over 13 days                                £12.00 per day
                                                    Over 24 days                                £24.00 per day
                                    50% discount for freight cars (all charges subject to VAT)

                                    Tractor Unit Parking
                                    Less than 25 hours........... free (inclusive of VAT)
                                    25 – ​72 hours................... £25 (inclusive of VAT)
                                    Over 72 hours ................. £25 a day or part thereof (inclusive of VAT)

                                    Freight Storage
                                    Miscellaneous goods left unattended which are not on a trailer will be charged at
                                    55p per square metre per day (subject to VAT).

                                    Temperature Controlled Examination Facility
                                    Any units utilizing the cold store facility for United Kingdom Boarder Agencies,
                                    Port Health or Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs examination or
                                    personal use, will incur a charge of £15.00 per hour for a period of up to 6 hours
                                    and £120.00 per day if storage exceeds 6 hours. The charge will include the cost
                                    of electricity consumed.

                                    SALE OF FRESH WATER
                                    Facilities for watering ships are available at a charge of
                                    International Cruise and Ferry Port...............£2.44 per tonne

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MANDATORY WASTE DISPOSAL

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Details of mandatory waste disposal charges are per the merchant Shipping and
Fishing vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003 as amended
for Portsmouth Cruise and Ferry Port can be obtained upon application to the
Harbour Master.
For Albert Johnson Quay and Flathouse Quay, one general garbage skip is
provided free of charge with port dues.

SCHEDULE OF RATES FOR THE CAMBER DOCK
Boat Charges for Non-Commercial
Craft and Fishing Vessels
Payable on overall length in respect of all such vessels which secure at the
Camber Quay and any other recognised berth (including the East Street Slipway)
or which use the Old Slipway at the Camber Fish Quay.
    a. Boat Charges for Registered Fishing Vessel
 Boats and Charges for Registered Fishing Vessels              Charges £
Up to 11.5 metres                                        £0.57 per metre per day*
Over 11.5 metres and up to 16.5 metres                   £0.58 per metre per day*
Over 16.5 and up to 30 metres                                £40.20 per day
Over 30 metres                                               £46.30 per day
*Subject to VAT
    b. Pleasure Craft, Yacht, Multi Hull and Other Vessels
Boats placed ashore for repairs, painting etc. will be allowed the first seven days
at £7.10 per day and thereafter be charged at £16.30 per day (Subject to VAT)
          Overall Length (Metres)                         Charges £
0 – ​9 metres long                               £13.50 (VAT inclusive) per day
9.01 – ​10 metres long                           £15.00 (VAT inclusive) per day
10.01 – ​12 metres long                          £18.60 (VAT inclusive) per day
12.01 – ​15 metres long                          £19.00 (VAT inclusive) per day

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                                              Overall Length (Metres)                         Charges £
                                    15.01 – ​16.5 metres long                        £21.65 (VAT inclusive) per day
                                    Over 16.5 and up to 25 metres                   £47.30 (VAT inclusive) per day
                                    Over 25 metres and up to 35 metres              £69.10 (VAT inclusive) per day
                                    Over 35 and up to 45 metres                     £92.10 (VAT inclusive) per day
                                    Over 45 and up to 55 metres                     £107.60 (VAT inclusive) per day
                                    Over 55 and up to 65 metres                     £126.20 (VAT inclusive) per day
                                    Over 65 metres                                  £146.30 (VAT inclusive) per day
                                        c. Pleasure Craft Only – ​Short Stay Vessels (maximum 3 hour stay)
                                              Overall Length (Metres)                          Charges £
                                    Vessels less than 8 metres                                   £5.30*
                                    Vessels over 8 metres and up to 16.5 metres                  £8.60*
                                    Vessels over 16.5 metres                                    £22.30*
                                    *Inclusive of VAT
                                        d. Commercial Craft and LO/LO
                                    For small ships, boats and other vessels which berth for layby, water, repairs/
                                    self-maintenance or other harbour work purposes, the charges will be as follows:
                                              Overall Length (Metres)                         Charges £
                                    Vessels less than 15 metres in length                   £28.90 per day
                                    15 metres and less than 25 metres in length             £48.00 per day
                                    25 metres and less than 50 metres in length            £96.00 per day
                                    50 metres and over in length                           £143.80 per day
                                    Note: In order to comply with Byelaws a vessel must be manned at all times.

                                    Quay Storage Charges
                                    Payable on all goods, stores, ships equipment, cargo and empties left on
                                    Portsmouth City Council Quays in excess of:
                                      24 hours – ​80p per sq. metre per day (subject to VAT)
                                    Payable on all trailers which are not shipped or unshipped at Portsmouth City
                                    Council Quays which remain on the quays in excess of:
                                      24 hours – ​£35.00 per day (subject to VAT)

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Fishing Gear

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Payable on approved fishing gear left at designated areas within Portsmouth City
Council quays in excess of:
24 hours – ​22p per sq. metre per day (Subject to VAT).

Use of East Street Slipway
Slipping
Charges for registered fishing vessels please refer to table (a).
Charges for pleasure craft, yacht, multihull and other vessels please refer
to table (b).
Launching and Recovery
Payable in respect of all such vessels which launch or recover at the Camber
Quay: £2.50 per single launch or recovery (VAT inclusive) or £80.00 (VAT
inclusive) per annum.
No guarantee of 100% availability can be given or implied.

Camber Fish Quay Pontoons
A limited number of mooring licences are available at the Camber Quay and will
be considered from the 1 April each year upon application, and will be allocated
for a period of up to three years at a fee:
Annually in advance................£1,703 p.a. (subject to VAT)
Quarterly in advance .............£1,953 p.a. (subject to VAT)
Monthly in advance ................£2,035 p.a (subject to VAT)
If temporary vacancies occur, the Harbour Master will allocate permission to use
on a daily basis at the rates published for Boat Charges for Non-Commercial
Craft and Fishing Vessels.
Prices for use of the Millennium Pontoon Camber, upon application.

Sale of Fresh Water (if available)
Facilities for watering ships are available at the Camber Quay, at a charge of
£3.27 per tonne.

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MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 1: DUES RATES AND CHARGES

                                    Cargo Dues/Wharfage Half Dues
                                    The rates or sum specified in the table of charges in operation in 1962 is payable
                                    on goods loaded or shipped at any place within the City other than the Camber
                                    Docks, or Flathouse Wharves, or other wharves belonging to Portsmouth City
                                    Council. Details of charges will be supplied upon request.

                                    Mooring Licences (Subject to VAT)
                                    Tidal Mooring – ​Portchester Lake and The Hard
                                    Licences may be available for tidal moorings in the above areas at an annual
                                    licence fee of £170 pa (Subject to VAT) or part thereof between 1 April until the
                                    following 31 March.
                                    Note: Approved fishing and boating clubs or associations responsible for
                                    15 or more boats may qualify for a reduction of one third on block mooring
                                    applications.

                                    Licensing of Boat and Boatmen
                                    Application fee for period of one year................ Boat licence...................... £115.00
                                    Application fee for period for three years........... Boatman’s licence............. £90.00
                                    Boatman’s renewal licence free (for 3 years).................................................. £40.00
                                    Boatman’s licence Resit fee............................................................................... £55.00
                                    Boatman’s licence – ​Local Knowledge Endorsement...................................... £55.00
                                    Boatman’s licence (age 75 and over to be renewed annually)..................... £15.00

                                    Room Hire
                                    Room hire arrangements can be made by application to
                                    info@portsmouth-port.co.uk Charges upon application.

                                    Unauthorised Parking
                                    Persons parking in unauthorised areas within the confines of the International
                                    Cruise and Ferry Port will be classed as an abandoned vehicle and dealt with
                                    accordingly.

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Harbour Dues

                                                                                    SECTION 1: DUES RATES AND CHARGES
The following dues are payable to Portsmouth City Council in respect of all ships
or other vessels arriving and casting anchor or making fast in the Harbour of
Portsmouth for each and every time such a ship or vessel shall enter the said
Harbour.
     For all ships and Vessels (NRT)                      Charges £
Under 30 tonnes                                          6p per arrival
30 tonnes and under 60 tonnes                           12p per arrival
60 tonnes and under 150 tonnes                          17p per arrival
150 tonnes and under 200 tonnes                         23p per arrival
200 tonnes and under 300 tonnes                         29p per arrival
300 tonnes and under 400 tonnes                         46p per arrival
400 tonnes and under 500 tonnes                         57p per arrival
500 tonnes and under 600 tonnes                         69p per arrival
600 tonnes and under 700 tonnes                         80p per arrival
700 tonnes and under 800 tonnes                         92p per arrival
800 tonnes and under 900 tonnes                        £1.03 per arrival
900 tonnes and upwards                                 £1.15 per arrival
Steamboats to be charged once a day only            Price upon application

Exemptions to Harbour Dues
These apply to Pilot boats, fishing vessels, boats undecked and ships and vessels
in distress and to all vessels proceeding to Quays or Docks owned by Portsmouth
City Council.
To view our full terms and conditions please visit
www.portsmouth-port.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

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     SECTION 2: PILOTAGE ARRANGEMENTS
CHAPTER ONE

                                                                                       SECTION 2: PILOTAGE ARRANGEMENTS
Portsmouth Competent Harbour Authority
1. Portsmouth City Council is the Competent Harbour Authority (CHA) for the
   Port of Portsmouth.
2. Portsmouth CHA’s Area of Jurisdiction (See Chapter 2) lies partly within
   the Dockyard Port of Portsmouth. Although pilotage of commercial ships in
   the Area of Jurisdiction is the responsibility of the CHA, overall control of
   the movement of ships within the limits of the Dockyard Port is vested in the
   Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM), whose orders should always prevail.
3. For requests for the services of a pilot, please see Chapter 6.
4. The normal boarding area for Portsmouth Pilots for ships approaching from the
   South and East and not exceeding 150 metres in length is in the vicinity of the
   St Helens Buoy. For ships exceeding 150 metres in length the boarding point
   will be in the vicinity of the Nab Tower.
    This will not preclude any vessel requesting Pilotage from the Nab Tower,
    regardless of length.
    For ships from the West Solent the boarding point will be in the vicinity of the
    North Sturbridge Buoy.
5. The attention of Masters and Agents is drawn to the Southampton CHA
   Pilotage Directions details of which can be obtained through Southampton
   VTS on telephone 023 8060 8209 or visit www.southamptonvts.co.uk

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CHAPTER TWO
SECTION 2: PILOTAGE ARRANGEMENTS

                                   Portsmouth CHA Pilotage Direction (Pilotage Act 1987)

                                   Area of Jurisdiction and compulsory Pilotage
                                   Competent Harbour Authority
                                   1. Portsmouth City Council is the Competent Harbour Authority for the Port
                                      of Portsmouth.
                                   Area of Jurisdiction
                                   2. The area of jurisdiction for Portsmouth CHA is:
                                      From Gilkicker Point Light to the western end of Ryde Pier.
                                      From Culver Cliff on the Isle of Wight to:-
                                       NAB Tower (50◦ 40’ N, 0◦ 57.1’ W)
                                       1.1 miles south of Selsey Bill (50◦ 43.3’ N, 0◦ 47.2’ W)
                                       0.1 miles south of Selsey Bill
                                       In the vicinity of Chichester Bar Beacon (50◦ 45.9’ N, 0◦ 56.4’ W)
                                       Cambrian Wreck Buoy (50◦ 44.4’ N, 1◦ 03.4’ W)
                                       North to the Shore Line (50◦ 46.9’ N, 1◦ 03.4’ W)
                                   Compulsory Pilotage
                                   3. The following categories of vessel are subject to compulsory pilotage:
                                       a. A vessel of 48 metres or more in overall length.
                                       b. A vessel of 20 metres or more in overall length carrying more than
                                          12 passengers.
                                   Note: With regard to tall ships and other sailing vessels, the overall length is the
                                   total physical length of the vessel including the bowsprit (if deployed).
                                   The expression “passenger” means any person carried in a ship (whether or not
                                   for a fare) except:
                                           i.   a person employed or engaged in any capacity on board the ship
                                                on the business of the ship.
                                           ii. children under one year of age.
                                   Section 26(1) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1949 refers

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4. The following categories of vessels are exempted from compulsory pilotage

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   by Portsmouth CHA:
    a. A vessel in transit through the Solent on passage to or from any position
       West of the line Gilkicker Point Light to Ryde Pier provided such vessel
       does not proceed North of a line from Gilkicker Point Light to Horse Sand
       Fort Light to Cambrian Wreck Buoy.
    b. A vessel in Government service except when berthing or unberthing at
       any non – ​Ministry of Defense facility.
    c. A vessel with an Admiralty Pilot embarked while proceeding to or from
       any Ministry of Defense facility. Such a vessel proceeding between
       a Ministry of Defense facility and a commercial facility is not exempt
       compulsory pilotage for the berthing or unberthing operation at the
       commercial facility.
    d. A vessel less than 150metres L.O.A. proceeding to or from any position
       West of the line Gilkicker Point Light to Ryde Pier and/or going to an
       anchorage in St Helens Roads.
    e. A vessel of an overall length not greater than 150 metres while to
       the South East of the line from Nettlestone Pt (Latitude 50° 43.27’ N,
       Longitude 1° 06.48’ W) to the Warner Buoy, thence in a North Easterly
       direction to Cambrian Wreck Buoy, thence due North to the shoreline.
Vessels under Tow
5. For the purposes of this Direction the length of a tug and tow shall be
   interpreted to be as stated in Rule 24 of the International Rules for Prevention
   of Collisions at Sea i.e. from the stern of the towing vessel to the after end of
   the tow. For charging purposes the L.O.A. of the largest vessel will be used to
   calculate the charge.

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Portsmouth Competent Harbour Authority Area of jurisdiction
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CHAPTER THREE

                                                                                      SECTION 2: PILOTAGE ARRANGEMENTS
Pilot Boat Boarding Points
1. There will not be a pilot boat permanently on station.
2. a.	The boarding points for vessels to the South and East of the Isle of
       Wight are
    b. For vessels of an overall length greater than 150 metres, the Pilot will
       board in the Pilot boarding area, 1 mile to the West of the NAB Tower.
    c. For vessels of an overall length not greater than 150 metres the Pilot will
       board in the Pilot boarding area in the vicinity of the St Helens Buoy.
    d. For vessels approaching from the Western Solent the boarding point for
       Portsmouth Pilots is approximately 0.75 nautical miles NW of the North
       Sturbridge Buoy.
3. In adverse weather or for deep draught vessels these points may be altered
   and up to date information can be obtained from Portsmouth Pilots on VHF
   Channel 11.
4. Direct communication may be made with the pilot boat on VHF Channel
   12 or 9 when on station.

CHAPTER FOUR
Facilities to be provided for Pilots
1. The Master of a vessel having accepted the service of an authorised pilot is
   required to facilitate his boarding and disembarkation and to comply with the
   Solas Chapter V (Pilot Transfer arrangements) Regulation 23 and associated
   annex 2.
2. The Master of a vessel who has accepted the services of an authorised pilot
   is required to declare its draught, length and beam, and to provide him
   with other information relating to the ship or its cargo as he requires and is
   necessary to enable the pilot to carry out his duties.
3. The Master of a vessel is required to bring to the notice of an authorised pilot
   any defects in, and any matter peculiar to, his ship and its machinery and
   equipment which might affect the navigation of the ship.

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4. The Master of a vessel is required to prepare a navigation passage plan
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                                      for the CHA’s area of jurisdiction. This must be discussed with the pilot and
                                      compared with the Port Pilotage Plan prior to commencing the pilotage act.

                                   CHAPTER FIVE
                                   Failure to take a Pilot
                                   1. A ship which is being navigated within the Portsmouth CHA area of jurisdiction
                                      and is subject to compulsory pilotage must either be under the pilotage of
                                      an authorised pilot or under the pilotage of an officer holding an in date
                                      pilotage exemption certificate in respect of that area and ship. Section 15 of
                                      the Pilotage Act of 1987 provides that if such a ship is not so piloted after an
                                      authorised pilot has offered to take charge of that ship, the master of the ship
                                      shall be guilty of an offence.
                                   2. Section 15 of the Act also provides that if the Master of a ship navigates his
                                      ship in an area and in circumstances in which pilotage is compulsory for it
                                      without notifying the CHA that he proposes to do so, he shall be guilty of an
                                      offence.
                                   3. Section 17 of the Act also provides that:
                                       a. An authorised pilot may, within the Harbour in relation to which he is
                                          authorised, supersede as the pilot of a ship any unauthorised person who
                                          has been employed to pilot it.
                                       b. If the Master of any ship navigates it in any part of the harbour under the
                                          pilotage of an unauthorised person without first notifying Portsmouth CHA
                                          that he proposes to do so, he shall be guilty of an offence.
                                       c. If an unauthorised person pilots a ship within the harbour knowing that an
                                          authorised pilot has offered to pilot it, he shall be guilty of an offence.
                                       d. If the Master of a ship navigating within the harbour knowingly employs
                                          or continues to employ an unauthorised person to pilot his ship after an
                                          authorised pilot has offered to pilot it, he shall be guilty of an offence.
                                   4. In addition to the possibility of prosecution a penalty charge will be levied
                                      (see Chapter 7).

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CHAPTER SIX

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Requests for Pilots and ETA/ETD reporting
Inward Bound Vessels
1. Vessels bound for Portsmouth requiring the services of a pilot should make
   their requests to “Portsmouth Pilots” at least 24 hours in advance by Telephone
   No. 023 9229 7395 or e-mail pilotseta@portsmouth-port.co.uk
   Details of the vessels overall length, beam and draught, the last port of call
   and intended berth in Portsmouth must be included.
2. In addition an ETA at the St Helens Buoy or the Nab or North Sturbridge Buoy
   if from the West Solent must be given 8 hours before arrival by one of the
   methods referred to in 1. above.
3. A further ETA must be reported to “Portsmouth Pilots” on VHF Channel 11 1½
   hours before the St Helens Buoy or North Sturbridge Buoy, or 2 hours before
   the Nab.
4. Vessels at anchor requiring pilotage services must make their request at least
   8 hours in advance and confirm the request 1½ hours before services are
   required.
Outward Bound Vessels and Shifting
5. Vessels intending to leave Portsmouth or move within the CHAs area of
   jurisdiction requiring pilotage services must make their request to “Portsmouth
   Pilots” on VHF Channel 11 or by one of the methods referred to in 1. above
   at least 8 hours in advance giving the vessel’s draught and destination and if
   applicable whether it is intended to proceed via the East or West Solent.
6. A further ETD or time for shifting must be reported to “Portsmouth Pilots” on
   VHF Channel 11 or by telephone 1½ hours before departure.
7. At all times Portsmouth CHA reserves the right to arrange the sequence of
   pilotage movements as directed by the Harbour Master taking into account
   the availability of pilots, weather, tidal conditions, berth occupation, the
   condition of the vessel and the directions of the Queen’s Harbour Master.
8. A pilot will not be dispatched to a vessel unless the 1½ hours or 2 hour
   ETA/ETD confirmation is received except where a vessel is at anchor or has
   completed work and/or a time for the vessel to get underway has been set by
   the pilot and has been acknowledged by the vessel.

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CHAPTER SEVEN
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                                   Pilotage Surcharges
                                   1. The charges, which will be amended from time to time are made by
                                      Portsmouth CHA. for the services of a pilot in accordance with the Pilotage
                                      Act of 1987 Section 10. Except where otherwise specified the charges are
                                      for a single one way Act of Pilotage to or from a berth, buoy or anchor in
                                      Portsmouth and the limit of the Portsmouth CHA’s area of jurisdiction.
                                       a. A harbour cruise originating from the Harbour or Clarence Pier will be
                                          charged as two berth to berth moves and will not exceed two hours
                                          duration. A surcharge of £75.00 per half hour will apply for any time over
                                          and above two hours.
                                       b. A berth to berth move is defined as shifting berth or anchor within the
                                          harbour.
                                   2. Additional charges are payable in the following circumstances:
                                       a. Late notification, late arrival/departure, cancellation and detention as
                                          detailed.
                                       b. Pilotage services from the Nab to Portsmouth or vice versa or from Nab to
                                          St Helens Roads will be charged at the Standard Rate with the addition of
                                          a surcharge of 25%. When making a request for such services Nab must
                                          be stipulated and substituted for St Helens in the ETA/ETD.
                                       c. An invoice for the pilotage charge will be rendered to the ship’s agent or
                                          master for payment within 30 days. If charges incurred are not paid within
                                          that 30 day period, an interest charge of 4% above the Bank of England’s
                                          base dealing rate will be payable.
                                   A berth to berth move will have an additional charge if a pilot boat is required to
                                   be used:
                                   3. If less than 8 hours’ notice of a request for pilotage services is received a
                                      penalty charge of 25% of the Standard Charge (surcharged if applicable) will
                                      be levied in addition to the Standard Charge (surcharged if applicable).
                                   4. If having given a 1½ hour ETA or 2 hour Nab ETA confirmation a vessel is
                                      subsequently late arriving at the pilot boarding position by more than 15
                                      minutes a penalty charge of 10% of the Standard Charge (surcharged if
                                      applicable) will be levied in addition to the Standard Charge (surcharged if
                                      applicable).

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5. A cancellation of a request for pilotage services or an amendment to an ETA/

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   ETD received up to 1½ hours before the time for which the request was made
   or 2 hours for the Nab will be accepted without penalty.
6. If after the 1½ hour or 2 hour notice for the Nab notice is received a request
   for pilotage services is subsequently cancelled or amended before the ETA/
   ETD a fee of 25% of the Standard Charge (surcharged if applicable) will be
   charged.
7. If the request for pilotage services is cancelled or amended after the ETA/
   ETD a fee of 33% of the Standard Charge (surcharged if applicable) will be
   charged.
8. If a pilot has attended a vessel or the pilot boarding position for the time
   requested and the act of pilotage has not commenced within 30 minutes
   of that time the request for services will be cancelled automatically and a
   cancellation fee of 50% of the Standard Charge (surcharged if applicable)
   will be charged.
9. In the case of 6, 7 and 8 above a further request for pilotage services will
   have to be made giving the required 1½ or 2 hour notice. The penalty charge
   referred to in 3 above will not apply to such further request.
10. Once an act of pilotage has commenced if for any reason other than naval
    movements or fog routine the vessel’s transit is delayed for 30 minutes or
    more, then a detention fee of £75 will be charged for each period of 30
    minutes or part thereof after the first 30 minutes of the delay.
11. The over carrying of a pilot will incur a charge of £400 per 24 hour period
    or part thereof until the pilot is returned to Portsmouth. In addition, the costs of
    travel to and return of the pilot to Portsmouth will be charged against the ship.
12. Failure to take a pilot (or continue to use an expired exemption certificate)
    may result in prosecution, also a charge of twice the standard pilotage charge
    (surcharged if applicable) for the vessel will be levied per occurrence (see
    also Chapter 5).
13. If a vessel is unable to reach the destination for which the services of a pilot
    have been engaged through any circumstances, a charge shall be made
    equivalent to that payable for the Act of Pilotage.
14. An Act of Pilotage shall be deemed to be completed once a vessel has
    reached a safe berth or anchorage, or the limits of the CHA Area of
    Compulsory Pilotage for that vessel.

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15. Any vessel requiring a pilot to remain on board while a compass adjustment
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                                       is made will incur an additional charge of £75.00.
                                   16. For continuous pilotage acts undertaken an additional charge of £75.00 per
                                       half hour plus cost of the pilot boat will be made.

                                   CHAPTER EIGHT
                                   Reporting misconduct of Pilots
                                   1. A
                                       ny incident involving misconduct or unsatisfactory performance of a pilot
                                      authorised by Portsmouth CHA, is to be reported to the CHA without delay.

                                   CHAPTER NINE
                                   Pilotage Exemption Certificate
                                   General
                                   1. Bona fide Deck Officers of ships regularly calling at Portsmouth may obtain
                                      a Pilotage Exemption Certificate for Portsmouth subject to their being able
                                      to satisfy Portsmouth CHA as to their skill, experience, local knowledge,
                                      knowledge of English and medical fitness. For bona fide Masters and First
                                      Mates experience in the pilotage area in this case should be considered as
                                      completing a minimum of 12 trips under a pilot or existing PEC holder. For
                                      vessels greater than 150m LOA this is increased to a minimum of 20 trips,
                                      of which the first two and the last two trips will be with an authorised pilot.
                                       Deck Officers who are not bona fide Masters and First Mates will need to
                                       complete additional trips with a PEC and an authorised pilot, than above,
                                       to qualify for examination.
                                   Application
                                   2. Application for a pilotage exemption certificate should be made on the
                                      prescribed form which is obtainable from the Port Office. It should be
                                      accompanied by a current MCA Seafarers Medical Certificate (ENG 1) or
                                      equivalent. For bona fide Masters, First Mates or Deck Officers, a copy of
                                      their certificate of competency and the appropriate fee should also
                                      accompany the application.

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Examination

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3. i.	An applicant for a pilotage exemption certificate will be required to sit
       an oral examination at the Port Office. A syllabus detailing the areas
       of knowledge required is available on application to the Port Office.
       Prospective candidates for Pilotage Exemption Certificate examination are
       encouraged to discuss requirements in advance with the Harbour Master.
    ii.	Applicants are required to attend semaphore tower for familiarisation prior
         to examination.
4. A
    successful candidate will be granted the benefit of a Pilotage Exemption
   Certificate immediately. A failed candidate will not be re-examined until at
   least a month after the date of failure; after second and subsequent failures,
   candidates will not be re-examined until at least three months have elapsed
   from the date of the last examination.
Certificates
5. A
    pilotage exemption certificate is valid only in respect of the vessel or vessels
   named on the certificate and only when such vessel is being piloted by the
   holder of the certificate who must at the time be the bona fide Deck Officer of
   the vessel.
6.A Certificate will not remain in force for more than 12 months. For renewal see
  paragraphs 14 –​16.
Duties of a Certificate Holder
7. W
    hen a ship is in the charge of a Deck Officer holding a Pilotage Exemption
   Certificate and is underway within the Area of Jurisdiction, the Pilotage
   Exemption Flag is to be displayed.
8. A
    Pilotage Exemption Certificate Holder who observes any alteration to the
   shoals or to the channels, or that any seamarks are out of place or do not
   conform or show their proper distinctive character, shall immediately report the
   circumstances verbally to the Harbour Master, followed by a report in writing
   as soon as practicable.
9. W
    hen a ship in the charge of a Deck Officer holding a Pilotage Exemption
   Certificate has touched the ground or has been in collision or in a close quarter
   situation with any other ship or any fixed or floating object in the water, he shall
   immediately report the occurrence verbally to the Harbour Master followed by
   a report in writing on the form prescribed as soon as practicable. An immediate
   report is also to be made to the Queen’s Harbour Master.

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10. P ilotage Exemption Certificate holders are required to attend any investigation
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                                        or enquiry held by Portsmouth.
                                   11. P ilotage Exemption Certificate holders are to demonstrate their use of the
                                        certificate by submitting monthly returns to the Harbour Office (see Chapter 10
                                        paragraph 1 for details).
                                   12. P.E.C. holders are to report to QHM. on VHF channel 11 when they intend to
                                        enter or leave the Dockyard port area.
                                   Investigations of Incidents
                                   13. Any incident or marine casualty involving the holder of a Pilotage Exemption
                                        Certificate will be investigated by Portsmouth CHA. The Queen’s Harbour
                                        Master might also hold an investigation if, for instance, an HM ship is
                                        involved or the vessel traffic regulations are breached. The CHA may, in cases
                                        involving misconduct or incompetence on the part of the certificate holder or in
                                        circumstances affecting his capability to pilot the ship or ships specified in the
                                        Certificate, suspend or revoke his Pilotage Exemption Certificate.
                                   14. In accordance with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency/Department for
                                        Transport guidance, the Pilotage Exemption Certificate may be immediately
                                        invalidated by Portsmouth CHA following a serious incident and pending a
                                        formal investigation/ disciplinary process.
                                   Renewal of Certificates
                                   15. Application for the renewal of Pilotage Exemption Certificates must be made
                                        at least one month before expiry date. Application must be made on the
                                        prescribed form obtainable from the Port Office, and must be accompanied
                                        by the appropriate fee.
                                   16. Renewal will normally be granted only if the following conditions are met:
                                       a. Applicants for renewal must be able to demonstrate that they continue to
                                          be regular users of the Harbour throughout the year.
                                       b. Additionally, in the 3 months preceding the renewal they must have
                                          completed at least 6 acts of pilotage minimum. (To expand upon the
                                          definition of “continue to be a regular user throughout the year”, this is
                                          kept under review and is currently set at a minimum of 12 acts, in the first 9
                                          months from the renewal date, plus the additional 6 acts, i.e. a minimum of
                                          18 acts in total. An act of pilotage is from outside of the district to the berth
                                          or vice versa).
                                       c. and have made a familiarisation visit to Semaphore Tower.

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17. A
     dditional conditions may be required to be satisfied for renewal, after a

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    holder reaches the age of 65.

CHAPTER TEN
Charges for acts of Self Pilotage
1. The holder of a Pilotage Exemption Certificate issued by the Portsmouth CHA.
   is to submit a monthly return (Form PP10/87) not later than the 15th day of
   the month following to Portsmouth CHA. of the details of the occasions he
   has piloted the vessel of which he is a bona fide Deck Officer and for which
   he holds a Pilotage Exemption Certificate in Portsmouth CHA.’s area of
   Jurisdiction, when an authorised pilot has not been employed.
2. A charge will be levied on each occasion that any ship to which the Direction
   applies is being navigated within Portsmouth CHA.’s area of jurisdiction under
   the pilotage of a Deck Officer who is the holder of a Pilotage Exemption
   Certificate in respect of that ship.
3. Invoice for charges for Acts of Self Pilotage will be rendered monthly and
   should be paid within 30 days of receipt. If charges incurred are not paid
   within that 30 day period an interest charge of 4% above the Bank of
   England’s base lending rate will be made for each 30 day period or part
   thereafter that the debt remains unpaid.

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APPENDIX 3
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             Index of Pilotage Forms
             Title                                                                                              Form No.
             Application for Pilotage Exemption Certificate.......................................... PSA 300
             Application for Renewal of Pilotage Exemption Certificate...................... PSA 301
             Incident/Near Miss/Grounding/Collision/Loss of Anchor Report........ PSA 305
             Application for Addition to Pilotage Exemption Certificate...................... PSA 302
             Pilotage Service Return................................................................................. PP 7/89
             Monthly Return of Exemption Pilotage Acts................................................ PP 10/87
             Semaphore Tower Visit................................................................................. PSA 303
             Available from the Port Office or www.portsmouth-port.co.uk/pmsc

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