Over Carried / Deep Sea Pilot Service

Falmouth Pilot Services offer one of the UK’s premier over carried / under carried and Deep Sea Pilot services.

Boarding & Landing Area

The approaches to Falmouth offer excellent boarding and landing options throughout the winter and the service plays a key role in keeping the UK’s major ports moving in heavy weather.

The area just south and southeast of the pilot station benefits from some shelter provided by the Lizard peninsular.

There is ample sea room for vessels of unlimited size to manoeuvre and create a lee for safe embarkation / disembarkation of pilots to one of the services substantial sea going pilot boats.

The service is offered outside of Port Limits with the option to come inside for shelter in extreme circumstances.

24/7 Service - Minimal Delays

  • The pilotage service is manned around the clock by full time, permanent staff with high standards of training and experience.
  • The service operates 2x substantial 16m MECAL coded dedicated pilot vessels maintained to the highest standard.
  • Working to ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 standards proven under regular audit.
  • The office and boats are staffed 24/7, 365 days a year and can deploy a pilot boat with 1hrs notice.

Strategic Location

Falmouth sits conveniently at the entrance to the English Channel and close the Celtic Sea putting it in short steaming range of a wide number of Ports and vessels on English Channel transits from the west or east.

Falmouth boasts excellent transport links including road, rail and air making access from the land practical and time effective.