Orkney Harbour Authority operates a 365 day / 24 hour pilotage service with 5 class 1 pilots.

Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels over 80m in length (65m for passenger vessels), vessels under tow or using our tugs for a marine act and all vessels over 300GT carrying persistent oils.

For further details on Pilotage services please contact:

Richard Wild, Depurt Harbour Master Operations,
Harbour Authority Building, Scapa, Orkney, KW15 1SD
Tel: +44 (0)1856 8736360
Email: richard.wild@orkney.gov.uk

Download the Orkney Pilotage Direction

Tug Escort Areas Within Scapa Flow

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