Compulsory for vessels over 200 gtr. Port requires 24 hours' notice for entering and three hours' notice for departure. Pilot boards north-east of Annas Shoal. Pilots are available 24 hours a day.
An application is required for using any of the Authority's berths. This is usually submitted through the agent and must reach the Marine Unit at least 48 hours before the vessel arrives. The berthing application also shows whether the vessel is carrying dangerous/hazardous goods, and indicates what services are required (for example, pilots, equipment, overtime). 
Maximum length 183 metres LOA, maximum draught 8.54 metres.