Pilotage is compulsory in Hong Kong and all vessels over 3,000 gross tons (GT) must have a pilot onboard when navigating in the port. Vessels over 1,000 GT which are carrying dangerous goods are also required to carry a pilot. The pilotage service is available 24 hours a day.
Remarks : For the detail of compulsory pilotage in Hong Kong, please refer to Cap.84, Pilotage Ordinance
Ships flying this Flag "H" have a pilot on board.
Hong Kong has eight pilot boarding stations :
The Director of Marine is the Pilotage Authority and he is advised on all pertinent matters by the Pilotage Advisory Committee. There are about 100 licensed pilots in Hong Kong to handle about 4,500 ship movements per month.