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Pilot Boat Descriptions

The Pascagoula Pilots have two boats: Pascagoula Pilot, 48 feet long, and Round Island 38' long. The pilot boats display the International Code flag P by day and the standard pilot lights by night. The pilot boats monitor VHF-FM channel 16 continuously. The pilot office monitors channel 16 also.

The pilot boats are dispatched when vessels are expected, and the pilots board 1 1/2 mile east of Seabuoy HI. Vessels should maintain steerage way and offer a good lee for the pilot to board. Pilots will advise vessels on the VHF if special procedures are necessary. All pilots carry portable VHF radios.

Pilots can be obtained with 2 hours advance notice to the dispatch office -- SR Answering & Dispatch at (228)762-1151.

Our pilot boats are available for a ship to shore transfer of personnel. This service is provided at a cost of $1000.00 per one-way trip depending upon the availability of the pilot boat. Also offered is vessel escort service, at a cost of $1000.00 per one-way trip.