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SERVICES & PILOT STATIONS

Interport Pilots Agency, Inc. offers a full range of pilot services for Long Island and Block Island Sound, New York Harbor, Delaware Bay and River, and the C&D Canal to Baltimore. Interport's pilots hold federal license for all service areas and Connecticut State license for Long Island Sound and all Sound ports. Our staff maintains and operates Interport's three pilot boats that serve New York harbor and Long Island Sound. Dispatcher/phone service operates 24 hours a day. A 36 hour advance notice of arrival is suggested with a 12 and 6 hour update in order to coordinate dispatching of pilots.

Long Island Sound

Pilotage for U.S. coastwise, U.S. registered, and any foreign vessel is available for arrivals/departures to/from sea for all Long Island Sound ports. Shifting between harbors and docking services for all berths in all Sound harbors are also available.

New York Harbor

Pilotage for U.S. coastwise vessels is available for arrivals/departures to/from sea to New York and New Jersey berths in New York Harbor. Shifting within the harbor and docking services for all berths are available for all U.S. and foreign vessels.

Delaware Bay and River and C&D Canal

Pilotage for U.S. coastwise vessels for arrivals/departures to/from sea, and shifting, including C&D canal to Baltimore, is available for all ports. Docking services for U.S. and foreign vessels is also available for all ports.

Port to Port

When pilot availability permits, our pilots will remain on board during passages between Long Island Sound, New York Harbor, and Delaware Bay and River. This service offers our customers further savings in time and expense.

PILOT STATIONS

Long Island Sound

Interport's pilot boat CONNECTICUT PILOT monitors VHF channels 16 & 13 three hours before vessel's ETA. Our working channel in Long Island Sound is VHF channel 11. Vessels bound to Long Island Sound from sea are boarded at our Montauk Pt. or Pt. Judith pilot stations. The pilot ladder should be rigged 5 feet from the water.

Montauk Pilot Station
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Latitude 41-02.0N
Longitude 71-42.0W
Three miles due east of Montauk Sea Buoy Mo(A) "MP"
Pt. Judith Pilot Station
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Latitude 41-16.5 N
Longitude 71-29.0W
Five miles due south of Pt. Judith

New York Harbor

Interport’s pilots board vessels using our pilot boats INTERPORT PILOT or KEN JOHNSON.  Interport (office call sign WXS 315) monitors VHF channels 16 & 65A two hours before a vessel’s ETA.  Inbound vessels are boarded at the pilot boarding location listed below.  Pilot ladder should be rigged 5 feet from the water.

New York Pilot Station
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Latitude 40-26.77 N
Longitude 73-48.65 W

Delaware Bay and River
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Interport uses Delaware Bay Launch Service, Inc. for boarding pilots in Delaware Bay. Delaware Bay Launch operates four launches from 48' to 78' long for all of our customers needs in Big Stone Anchorage and for boarding/disembarking pilots on ships bound to/from sea. More information about Delaware Bay Launch Service, Inc. can be found on their web site at www.delawarebaylaunch.com. Interport Pilots can be contacted on VHF channels 13, 14, or 16 two hours before vessel's ETA, or through Delaware Bay Launch at (302) 422-7604. The pilot boarding area is between buoy #6 and the "CH" buoy at the entrance to Delaware Bay. Pilot Ladder should be rigged 6 feet from the water.

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