The Corporation of Pilots of the Port of Palma is in charge of providing the pilotage service in the port waters established in the provision license approved by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands.
What does the practice consist of?
Pilotage is a universal service, mandatory for ships of more than 500 GT or of any size as long as they transport dangerous goods. It is classified as a concessioned service and strongly regulated due to its impact on the safety of navigation.
Who are the practitioners?
The pilot is the person who, prior to his corresponding qualification and appointment, advises the captains of ships and floating artifacts to facilitate their entry and exit from ports, rivers, estuaries or bars, anchorages, buoys, external loading docks and docks, in which both internal and external movements of the ships, in anchoring, docking and undocking, as well as in other areas, indicating the suitable route of the ship and the necessary nautical maneuvers for greater navigation safety.
- September 11, 2019
- August 20, 2019