Dublin Port Company is the pilotage authority for the Dublin Pilotage District. The limits of the compulsory Pilotage District are the water of the River Liffey below Butt Bridge and so much of the sea westward of the sixth meridan west longitude as lies between the parallels of latitude passing through the Baily Lighthouse on the North and through Sorrento Point on the South, including all bays, creeks and harbours and all tidal and enclosed docks within such area.

The Pilotage service is based in a pilot shore station situated on the Eastern Breakwater and is operated by direct boarding fast cutters each capable of speeds up to 20 knots. The Harbour Office, Pilot Shore Station and Pilot Cutters are equipped with VHF radio, Hague Channels 16, 12 and 6.


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