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Passage Planning


Port Marlborough NZ Ltd. Marine Services pilots are trained in and practice Bridge Resource Management principles and follow standard operating procedures.

After boarding the pilot will develop a pilotage passage plan in consultation with the bridge team.

The following information represents commonly used routes and waypoints in Marlborough waters. Ship masters should use these as the basis for passage planning prior to pilot boarding.

Any variation from these waypoints will be noted by your pilot during the master pilot exchange and passage planning briefing.

Two tugs are available and used for the arrival of ships greater than 20,000 GRT. Maungatea is owned by Port Marlborough and is a 28T bollard pull tractor tug.

Levanter and Rossco are owned and operated by Nautilus Pacific Maritime Contractors Ltd. This service is supplied and invoiced by Nautilus Pacific Maritime Contractors Ltd.

Only Maungatea is used on departures.



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