Amsterdam-IJmond

Ordering a pilot at Den Helder

Ordering a pilot at Den Helder

Arrivals:
All vessels requiring the pilot at the roads must send ETA 6 hours before arrival. They should confirm their ETA 3 hours and 1 hour before arrival. Deviations of more than a half hour must be reported. Vessels requiring the pilot outside the roads should also contact the Chief Pilot at the IJmuiden Pilot station for instructions concerning position and time of embarkation.

Departures:
ETD messages Den Helder must be sent at least 4 hours before departure. Deviations of more than a half hour must be reported. Vessels requiring the pilot to disembark outside the roads should also contact the Chief Pilot at the IJmuiden Pilot station for instructions concerning position and time of debarkation.

Arrivals and departures:
ETA’s and ETD’s must be sent to Amsterdam Pilots, direct, or via Den Helder Traffic Centre on VHF 62. Ships should make contact on VHF 62 as early as possible for confirming their ETA and for berthing orders and/or other information
Tel: +31 (0)255 56 4500
Fax: +31 (0)255 53 2535
e-mail: pilots.amsterdam@loodswezen.nl

Contents of ETA message:
A: Ship’s name and call sign
B: Port/Berth of destination
C: ETA at the roads or at the Schulpengat fairway buoy.
D: Deepest draught
E: Length Over All and GT
F: IMO number

Non-compliance with these regulations might cause delay and/or extra costs to your vessel.