Pilotage

Foyle LeaderPilot Boat - Foyle Leader

Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels over 50 metres entering Lough Foyle. Pilotage operations are carried out by Foyle Pilots who are employed by Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners. Two pilot boats operate from Greencastle Harbour to board the Pilots. There is 24 hour access for vessels up to 6000 dwt at a draft of 7.0m with the port capable of taking vessels up to 52,000 dwt subject to tide. The main channel is clearly marked with modern navigational aids and a Vessel Traffic Management Service is in operation. The maintained depth of the channel is 8.0m (chart datum).

Foyle Pilot Station - Greencastle Foyle Pilot Station (Greencastle)

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