TRANSIT PILOTAGE

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Transit Pilotage

 

DanPilot performs all types of transit pilotages in Danish waters. From Skagen in the north to Bornholm in the east DanPilot guides more than 10.000 ships safely in and out of the Baltic Sea every year.

Furthermore we offer deep sea pilotage to every destination in the Baltic Sea area. All our pilots are certified by the Danish Maritime Authority and possess the local knowledge and experience to guide your vessels and crew safely through the twists and turns of the narrow Danish Straits.

Rules & Regulations

Is pilotage compulsory or customary when entering Danish waters? Click here for an overview of the numerous rules and regulations which make up the requirements for use of a pilot when navigating Danish territorial waters and the Route Tango or through the Sound

 

Rate Calculator

Visit our Rate Calculator for a precise overview of the costs for employing a pilot for your needs. Our Rate Calculator is always up-to-date with the latest prices, enabling you to obtain a quick quote for your pilotage needs

 

How to order pilotage

When ordering a pilot, you must provide DanPilot with certain required information in order to ensure that we are able to meet your expectations for a timely and professional pilotage service. Here you will find an easy overview of how to order a pilot and which information is necessary to provide

 


Pilotage routes

Different pilotage routes can be chosen through Danish waters depending on draft etc.

Please see below standard pilotage routes through the Great Belt and the Sound respectively.


Great Belt - Transit routes


BORNHOLM - SKAGEN

Great Belt - Max. 15 m draft

The full distance through Danish waters and a commonly used pilotage distance for the oil majors as the pilots will guide the vessel through all the twists and turns of the narrow Danish straits. The pilotage route covers the IMO-recommended part from Gedser to Skagen as well as the most shallow part of Route Tango, which is between Bornholm and Gedser.

 

The invoiced distance is 377 nm 

 

Bornholm - Skagen

Skagen - Bornholm

 

DanPilot offers two products on this pilotage distance:

Transit: Includes pilot changes

Nonstop: 2 pilots onboard for the full pilotage (Nonstop fee: DKK 10.000)

 


GEDSER - SKAGEN

Great Belt - Max. 15 m draft

The IMO recommended distance through Danish waters and a commonly used pilotage distance for all types of vessels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The invoiced distance is 278 nm

 

Gedser - Skagen

Skagen - Gedser

 

DanPilot offers two products on this pilotage distance:

Transit: Includes pilot changes

Nonstop: 2 pilots onboard for the full pilotage (Nonstop fee: DKK 8.000)


GEDSER - DW T13

Great Belt - Max. 15 m draft

Non IMO recommended pilotage distance through Great Belt. Customary pilotage distance for Bulk vessels with a draft of less than 11m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The invoiced distance is 174 nm

 

Gedser - DW T13

DW T13 - Gedser

 


GREAT BELT SOUTH - DW T13

Great Belt - Max. 15 m draft

Non IMO recommended pilotage distance and shortest possible transit route through the Great Belt.
Customary pilotage distance for Bulk vessels with a draft of less than 11m.






 

The invoiced distance is 105 nm

  

Great Belt South - DW T13

DW T13 - Great Belt South

 


Sound - Transit routes


SKAGEN - BORNHOLM via Sound

Sound - Max. 7,7 m draft

The full distance through Danish waters and a commonly used pilotage distance for the oil majors as the pilots will guide the vessel through all the twists and turns of the narrow Danish straits. The pilotage route covers the IMO-recommended part through the Sound.

 

The invoiced distance is 252 nm

 

Skagen - Bornholm via Sound


SOUND N M1 - DROGDEN

Sound - Max. 7,7 m draft

The short pilotage distance through the Sound. A commonly used pilotage distance for all vessels due to the extremely trafficked area and shallow water. The pilotage route covers the IMO-recommended part through the Sound.



 

The invoiced distance is 39 nm

 

Sound N M1 - Drogden

List of pilot marks in Danish straits

 

Should you have any questions regarding pilot marks please contact Customer Relations at customer@danpilot.dk