TERMS AND CONDITIONS
CANCELLATION If any request for service is cancelled within (2) hours of the time designated for the pilot to arrive at the vessel, customer shall pay the hourly charges ($157.00 / hour) calculated in 15 minute increments. Conversely, if given (2) hour advance notice of the designated time – no charges.
DELAYS / STANDBY after the first 30 minute delay and pilot has boarded to provide services, vessel is ordered to postpone/standby by the captain; then customer shall pay the hourly charges ($277.40 / hour) for delays calculated in 15 minute increments, thereafter. Unless due to weather conditions.
DRILLING RIGS and OTHER VESSELS pilotage service is provided to all floating mobile structures/vessels, Semisubmersibles, Jack-ups, MODU’s, Drill ships, deep water tows for construction barges and the like.
The Federal Pilot(s) may embark/disembark the rig in two ways when at sea – upon agreement: (1) via personnel basket from the rig’s crane, if applicable or (2) via helicopter at customer’s expense.
SHIFTING WITHIN OR BETWEEN PORTS pilotage is required to shift a vessel within a specific area (e.g., between two piers/docks /ports or terminals), such pilotage shall be charged at the hourly rate calculated in 15 minute increments.
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 in addition to the normal pilotage fee. Reminder, it’s the pilot’s decision to cancel a job and to board a rig/vessel if it’s deemed too risky and 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.