Pilotage Exemption Certificate - Tasmania

Description

You will need this certificate to pilot your own vessel into a harbour that usually needs a marine pilot to do so.

If your vessel is considered low risk, then you may apply for a low risk vessel pilot exemption. A low risk vessel is:

  • between 35 and 75 metres
  • not carrying more than 12 passengers
  • not a cargo carrying vessel
  • not engaged in towing operations
  • not a vessel that has a normal operating speed greater than 25 knots.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you must:

  • hold a valid Australia certificate of competency from the Australian Marine Safety Authority that qualifies you to act as a master in relation to the size of vessel to which the pilotage exemption is intended apply, or have other approved experience and qualifications determined equivalent by the authority
  • have served aboard a vessel with no less than one first mate, navigating the area to which the exemption applies for no less than 12 months immediately prior to application
  • produce a medical certificate that meets the specified requirements
  • pass any training or examinations required by the Authority.

In the case of a vessel registered in a port outside Australia, you must hold a valid certificate, competency or certificate of recognition that qualifies you to act as a master in relation to the size of vessel to which the pilotage exemption is intended to apply, issued by an approved organisation, or have other approved experience and qualifications determined equivalent by the authority.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to have piloted a vessel into the harbour within the last six months to maintain the exemption. If not, you will need to undergo assessment.

Duration

As specified

Fees

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Forms

Other resources

Act(s) name

Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Marine and Safety (Pilotage and Navigation) Regulations 2017 Tasmania

Administering agency

TasPorts

Contact details

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