Area of Jurisdiction
The area of jurisdiction for the Poole CHA coincides with the area of jurisdiction of the statutory Harbour Authority. The approximate area is as follows: -
The following categories of vessel are subject to compulsory pilotage:
Vessels leaving the Harbour should establish contact 15 minutes before departure, requesting permission to leave immediately before slipping and thence reporting when underway. Further reporting points are at Stakes Buoy, Aunt Betty Buoy and on clearing the Bar Buoy.
Request for pilots
The Poole CHA reserves the right to arrange the sequence of pilotage moves as directed by the Harbour Master taking into account the availability of pilots, weather and tidal conditions, availability of berth and other ship movements.
A pilot will not be despatched to a vessel unless the 1½ hour confirmation of ETA or the one hour confirmation of ETD is received.