You will require this certificate if you intend to operate a vessel as its master within a port without using pilotage services. Pilotage services involve approved pilots guiding vessels in and out of ports safely. Pilotage services are compulsory for all vessels of 150 gross tonnes in ports operated by a port authority unless you hold this exemption certificate.
There are currently five port authorities:
- Fremantle Port Authority
- Southern Ports Authority
- Mid West Ports Authority
- Kimberley Ports Authority
- Pilbara Ports Authority.
Please consult the relevant Port Authority for more information.