Port Phillip Sea Pilots are excited to welcome “PV Petrel III” to its fleet of purpose built, highly efficient Pilot Vessels that service the Port of Melbourne, Western Port and Geelong.

Safety of our pilots in adverse weather conditions is paramount, and Petrel III is highly equipped to get the job done.

Built locally by Hart Marine, Petrel III has a length of 12.5m and comes equipped with: twin cummins 400kw (536hp) engines, bow thruster, wave piercing bow, wide non slip decks, dual engine controls, man overboard recovery system, thermal detection, radar to operate in fog, CCTV monitoring of external and internal spaces, Impact fendering and much more.

PPSP’s investment in essential infrastructure demonstrates our continued commitment to a safe and reliable on-demand service that delivers the best possible outcome for both ship operators and port stakeholders.

Petrel III is on the bay, so give us a wave!