Towage and Pilotage
Restricted Visibility Procedure
The Port of Broome is serviced by the tug Yarra and Fitzroy Star both vessels provided by Broome Marine.
Bollard Pull 43 MT / Aft Towing 40 MT
ASD Fitzroy Star
The pilot launch is able to provide limited push/pull capability up to approximately 5 tonnes bollard pull.
Tugs will be employed at the discretion of the pilot/master in accordance with the Port of Broome towage guidelines
The Port of Broome is tidal and restrictions are imposed on larger, less manoeuvrable vessels to ensure that they arrive and depart at the most favourable state of tide and wind.
Broome Marine - Towage Rates Effective 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020
Broome Marine contact details are:
Zarak Bin Lusimoen – 0428 523 581
PO Box 1506
BROOME WA 6725
Pilotage services are contracted to the Kimberley Pilotage Group.
Port of Broome operates on a 24 hour basis. Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels of 35m LOA or more unless exempt under the provisions of the WA Port Authorities Act 1999
or under a valid exemption certificate issued by KPA.
Pilot boarding positions are indicated on AUS 50
The pilot boards by pilot launch and vessels are to provide an adequate lee for safe boarding. IMO guidelines for the rigging of pilot ladders, manropes and lighting arrangements are to be strictly adhered to.
Pilot Vessel: KESTREL / (Lines Boat) Push /Pull Approximately 5 MT
Length: 17.0 Metres Beam: 5.0 Metres Max Speed: 28 knots
Listening on VHF Ch. 14 / 16
For more information regarding the pilot boat, please contact Broome Marine.