“A professional team of pilots willing to help achieve our goal of making marine operations safer and more efficient everywhere.”
“It was a pleasure collaborating with Port Phillip Sea Pilots and drawing on their experience when designing a DUKC® system for the Port of Melbourne and Geelong.”
“Partnering with PPSP to enhance existing navigational practises has produced a systems-based approach focusing on the “shared mental model.”
Victoria’s ports are the gateways to Australia’s second largest state economy. PPSP’s 30+ pilots have a combined 500+ years of experience handling vessels in these ports, applying the highest professional standards to ensure safe and efficient transit of ships, goods and people they carry.
PPSP invests in a team of nearly 50 people which includes pilots, launch crew, boat maintenance staff, control room operators and administration personnel to provide the service our customers demand.
PPSP operating licence was granted to founder George Tobin by Governor Gipps of New South Wales (pre Federation) on condition that “the appointment must not bring any expense on the Government”. The service is unique in that it is fully Australian- owned and operated by its pilots in keeping with the terms of the original appointment.