Welcome to the Gloucester Pilots website.
The Gloucester Pilots Partnership are contracted to provide pilotage services to Gloucester Harbour Trustees who are the Competent Harbour Authority for most of the tidal reaches of the River Severn.
There are three pilots who provide 365 day 24hr coverage. During the last 15 years the average size of vessel has increased from 2000t dwt to currently 3200t dwt.
The annual deadweight tonnage moved through the port is usually in the region of between 900,000t and 1,200,000t. This is achieved by the pilots in about 300 acts per year.
Most Acts board or land off Barry although ships frequently sail from/to other Bristol Channel ports.