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What is Pilotage?

Pilotage is an activity based on knowledge of accidents and characteristic points of the area in which it is developed. It is performed in areas of coasts, in bays, harbors, rivers estuaries, lakes, terminals and Canals where there is traffic of ships. The main reason for the existence of this service is to provide greater efficiency and safety for navigation and to ensure the protection of both society and the environment. The Pilotage is a number of activities as old as the maritime trade. Carried out by specialized professionals, the pilotage guarantees the safety of navigation in the port area and inland waterways under the influence of variable local conditions, such as: limited visibility, action of wind, sea state, variations of tides, sea currents, silting and others. 


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