HOURLY AND SET RATES
CANCELLATIONS ————————————————————————— Charges: $157.00 / hour.
DELAYS/STANDBY ———————————————————————— Charges: $277.40 / hour.
DRILLING RIGS and OTHER VESSELS ——————————————— Charges: $496.00 / hour.
SHIFTING WITHIN OR BETWEEN PORTS —————————————— Charges: $277.40 / hour.
PILOT RATES TO/FROM SEA: Galveston Bay (GB) or Calcasieu Ship Channels
On website page, see INSTANT PILOTAGE FEE at the right column. See and click on “Calculator – Galveston Bay (GB) or Calcasieu Channel (CC).” links. Draft rate plus Unit Charge is the Pilotage Fee. There’s no hidden surcharges.
GALVESTON/TEXAS CITY PORTS TO BOLIVAR ROADS ANCHORAGE ———————- $625.00
SEAWARD TO BOLIVAR ROADS ANCHORAGE ——————————————————- $685.00
Minimum Draft charge: 20 feet
Minimum Draft charge to oilfield/offshore supply ships: 17 feet
Note: In rough seas, a larger vessel may be needed to transport a pilot to a rig or vessel for boarding via crane and personnel basket at a higher cost up to $195.00 in addition to the normal pilotage fee. This arrangement and extra fee is the customers’ discretion. Reminder, it’s the pilot’s decision to cancel a job or to board the rig/vessel if it’s deemed risky and too dangerous.
Note: The Federal Pilot reserves the right to cancel, refuse or postpone pilotage to any vessel for any reason when weather is a factor; when there’s restricted visibility; doubts about the customer’s vessel being safe to navigate; dangerous traffic conditions occurring, etc.