PILOTAGE PRE-PLANNING GUIDE
a large structure. Therefore, again a stern tug is advisable. The choice of a stern tug
will among other things also depend on the structure, barge being towed, risk assessments
or other reasons for using a stern tug. Pilot will board the lead tug.
You can pass at any time. However, I do recommend that you pass Drogden Channel
during daylight. It is not compulsory to use a pilot, but I do recommend it. As
mentioned, wind and current can be a challenge and traffic can also be expected. In
the northern part of the Sound you have to pass crossing ferries and traffic can also
be expected, so therefore I recommend using a pilot from Drogden lighthouse to
Sound N M 1 buoy or vice versa.
Transiting via the Sound and Drogden channel is 120 nm shorter than using Great
Belt route H if the destination is the Baltic, and it is the only way in when air draft is
more than 65 meters.
scroll down to “vandstand” and select Drogden Fyr for the southern part and Nordre
Røse for the northern part. It will give you information about water level and is
predicted 5 days ahead.
select Denmark and choose E.g short range forecast, which will give you information
about current, salinity, temperature, water level, wave height, wind, current
direction, wave direction and wind direction. Zoom in on the area you want to see.
www.sjofartsverket.se/en/sound-vts/ will give you information about Sound Traffic
www.danpilot.dk/ will give you general information about the cost of pilotage and
how to book a pilot.
Total cost of passing will be cost of pilot and cost of tug.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get an exact quote for the price of pilotage.
13.4. Ship to ship operations
(see STS guide - Preplanning III)